Centennial Celebration of Mrs. Chung-ho Chang Frankel
Mrs. Chung-ho Chang Frankel, advisor of Kunqu Society and renowned Kunqu practitioner, poet, and calligrapher, turned exactly one hundred years old this year. For her centennial celebration, the society cordially invites you to join us in a series of Kunqu events scheduled for June 2013, and help send our heartfelt thanks and best wishes to the last female talent of the Republican era of China and the foremost calligrapher of the xiaokai style, Mrs. Frankel.
Among the series of events is the Kunqu performance of Kunqu, My Only Treasure on Sunday, June 9, 2013, 2 p.m., at Miller Theatre of Columbia University (2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027; #1 Subway Train @ 116 Street).
This program will feature Ms. Aiping Kong, top-ranked performer nationally in China, winner of the prestigious Plum Blossom Award for artistic excellence, and advisor of the Kunqu art for the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group. She will perform with the following Resident Artists of Kunqu Society: Mr. Min Cheng, Ms. Jiehua Shi, Mr. Dezhang Wu, Mr. Qinglin Cai, Ms. Ling Yang, Mr. Jing Shan, and Ms. Haiyi Yin. Together they will present four classical Kunqu highlight scenes: The Palace of Eternal Youth – The Pledging of Love, The Peony Pavilion – The Self-Portrait, The Water Margin – Taken Alive, and The Phoenix Mountain – Princess Florets.
In the orchestra are: Mr. Jiannong Wang, lead flutist of the Jiangsu Kunqu Theatre Troupe, top-ranked flutist nationally in China; Mr. Yang Shen, lead drummer of the Jiangsu Kunqu Theatre Troupe; Mr. Zhiliang Ji, Vice Principle of the Wuxi Culture and Arts School and former Resident Artist of the society; as well as noted New York musicians Mr. Shirong Huang, Mr. Linsong Wang, Ms. Liqun Li, and Mr. Bairu Song.
Tickets: $40, $25, $10
1. Online: Showclix
SPECIAL ONLINE EARLY BIRD PURCHASE DISCOUNT: $10 off if purchasing the tickets by MAY 30, 2013.
For members of the society, seniors, and students, please contact the society to obtain the $5 off online purchase discount code. The code will be effective beginning on May 31.
After completing your online purchase, you may choose to print out your ticket(s). On the day of performance (Sunday, June 9, 2013), please bring either the print-out(s) or the credit card that you used for the online purchase to the Will Call Desk at Miller Theatre to verify your identity and obtain the actual ticket(s) that are required in order for you to be admitted into the program.
2. By phone: Call (646) 427-4250.
3. By mail: Please send your check (payable to: Kunqu Society, Inc.), with the seat area, number of tickets you’re requesting, and your contact information (mailing address and telephone number) to: Kunqu Society, Inc., 199-36 24th Avenue, Whitestone, NY 11357.
If the Society receives your mail ticket order more than two weeks before the performance date (June 9, 2013), the Society will mail the ticket(s) to the mailing address you provide. If the Society receives your mail order within two weeks before the performance date (June 9, 2013), the Society will contact you via telephone and ask you to claim your ticket(s) at the Will Call Desk on the day of performance.
4. In person: Jun 9, 2013, 12-2 p.m. at the Will Call Desk of the society, Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway, New York).
Group tickets: Please contact the Kunqu Society.
Other Kunqu, My Only Treasure Events
- Meeting the Kunqu Artist: Ms. Aiping Kong (“Kunqu, My Only Treasure”: Event One
- The Beauty of Kunqu: 2013 Summer Concert (“Kunqu, My Only Treasure”: Event Three)
- Ms. Aiping Kong at the Kunqu Workshop (“Kunqu, My Only Treasure”: Event Four)
For further information, please contact the Kunqu Society
Tel: (718) 352-0070, (646) 427-4250, (917) 495-4188 (Chinese)