Chinese American Composers Tan Dun, Chen Yi and Zhou Long to Perform at New York Historical Society

Tan Dun

On Jan 10th, 2015 a historic concert and discussion will take place with the live appearance of three of the world’s leading composers, Chinese Americans Tan Dun, Chen Yi and Zhou Long, winners of Grammy, Academy Award, Grawemeyer Award and Pulitzer prize and more. The program will also serve as a tribute to noted 91 year old composer and protégé of Edward Varese, Chou Wen-Chung who first brought them to United States. This will be the first time all 4 composers have appeared together.

C-100 Member and Chinese American Composer Tan Dun
C-100 Member and Chinese American Composer Tan Dun

Music from all 4 composers will be played and the discussion will follow the artists musical journey from China to America. Performing groups will include: the award winning Ying Quartet and the Talujon Percussion Quartet. WQXR will broadcast the program on their upcoming “From China to America” festival on WQXR’s Q2 Music.

This event is part of the New York Historical Society’s ground breaking exhibition “Chinese Americans: Exclusion/Inclusion” in a series highlighting the contributions of Chinese American artists in a broad range of fields.

Please use this special promotion code NYHS15 to access the special $24 price (normally $38) for visitors in connections to the Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion exhibit.

Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268 when purchasing your ticket to guarantee your seat. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. USCCI as co-presenter of this program will be offering special $10 student tickets to the first 50 students to RSVP at

Future Programs include:

  • March 3: Shen Wei choreographer- artist
  • March 21: Opera singer Hao Jiang Tian “From Beijing to the Met: A Singing Journey of Hao Jiang Tian”
  • March 24: Author Amy Tan

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