Plum Blossom and Fleur-de-Lys:
War and Peace in the Forbidden City and Versailles
The Four Nations Ensemble & Music from China
Music from China joins forces with Four Nations to present a panorama of War and Peace from history’s two great court societies.
From the gentle rocking of lullabies to the clangor of arms and armor, see how these musics contradict and complement each other in one of Four Nations’ most fascinating programs, which has been presented by The Smithsonian Institution at the Sackler Gallery, The Boston Early Music Festival, and on UK tour by the BBC.
The elegant mirrored hall of the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium sets the stage for repertoire from the courts of Versailles and Beijing, where delicacy rather than turbulence constituted the height of expression.
The Four Nations Ensemble
Charles Brink, flute
Aaron Brown, violin
John Mark Rozendaal, gamba
Loretta O’Sullivan, cello
Andrew Appel, harpsichord
Music from China
Wang Guowei, erhu
Sun Li, pipa
Wang Junling zheng
Susan Cheng, daruan
Tickets $50 Prime Seating, $35 General Admission
$25 Students/ Seniors/ EMA/ FIAF
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