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"The Sound of Heaven is the Sound of Silk: A Chinese Lute Medley"

Musical presentation by Tian Yun Si Yu on Friday, 16 February, at Perkins Library

Friday, February 16, 4pm, Perkins Library Rare Book Room. The program is free and open to everyone.  Limited free parking on the quad in front of the Chapel.
"The Sound of Heaven is the Sound of Silk:  A Chinese Lute Medley" presented by Tian Yun Si Yu
Tian Yun Si Yu was formed in 2005 by Tong Li, Yi Sun (both natives of China) and John Pringle (an Englishman) to explore the incredibly rich heritage, ancient and modern, of Chinese string music. Tian Yun Si Yu can be translated as “the heavenly sound of silk music,” a reference to the fact that until very recent times all Chinese stringed instruments were strung with silk. The group aims to inform audiences of the diversity of Chinese musical culture, as well as to delight them with the beauty of the music itself. A typical program ranges from court music of the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E. to 220 C.E.) through folk songs from Central Asia to Mongolia, to popular film music.  The program is co-sponsored by the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections and the Duke University Libraries with additional financial support from the Carrabina Endowment, the Office of the President, and the Office of the Dean of the Humanities in the Arts and Sciences.

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Posted 9 February 2007

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