The Beauty of Kunqu: 2016 Summer Concert

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., the Queens Public Library in Flushing and the Kunqu Society will present “The Beauty of Kunqu: 2016 Summer Concert.” This program will feature resident artists of the society Ms. Jiehua Shi, Mr. Qinglin Cai, Mr. Dezhang Wu, and Mr. Min Cheng, and students of its Kunqu Workshop. Together they will present highlight scenes from the Kunqu classics: “In Search of the Dream,” “The First Encounter,” and “Love Through the Poem,” as well as showcase singing of Kunqu arias and movement training. The goal of the program is to introduce to the general public the art and beauty of Kunqu, one of the “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” proclaimed by the United Nations Cultural, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2001. The event is free and will be held in the auditorium.

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