|Huge Hit Chinese Opera Coming to Dallas: Farewell My Concubine|
|by Sharon Adams||Mon, Jan 28, 2008, 11:09 AM|
Farewell My Concubine is on its USA Premiere tour, stopping in Dallas February 5 and 6 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. This intimate venue thrusts the audience into the emotions and scenes of this classic tragic love story.
Emily Kuo Vuong, producer, is pleased to announce two beneficiaries of the
2. Special Care & Career Services has also been named as a beneficiary. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to assist the agency in continuing its 45‑year mission to build independence for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
We also invite the community to participate in “Farewell My Concubine” through Community Partner sponsorships which benefit the CAICE Foundation. These Community Partner sponsorships are at two levels, $2,000 and $1,000. Benefits include Platinum VIP or Premiere seating for two, invitations and admission to the opening night VIP post performance party and more. A portion of the donations are tax deductible.Sponsorship information is here.
Google "Farewell My Concubine" and find all sorts of fabulous reviews from Washington DC, San Francisco and more."Farewell My Concubine" Opera - Debut U.S. Tour Produced by the China National Opera and presented by the Chinese American Inter-Cultural Exchange Foundation
* Concert-style production
Xiao Bai's conducting experience includes holding the executive conductor position in the Shanghai Opera House for 35 years. He also served as visiting conductor of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Harbin Opera House, visiting professor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, music director of the Chorus of the Shenzhen Musician Association and art director of the Wuxi Heshan Chorus.
Xiao Bai is one of a few musicians in China renowned for both conducting and composing. He has received international recognition for his work. As a student, he won first prize in the ih Vienna World Youth Large Music Works Competition. At the age of 70, he received the Best Conductor prize in the 5th International Chorus Competition in Italy.
As a composer, Xiao Bai's compositions include songs and pieces for large orchestras such as The River of Happiness, The Great Wall, The Love of Motherland and The Hero Vue Fei. He has composed an opera, Long Sign to the Sky, and is currently staging his second opera, Farewell My Concubine, in the United States.
Born and raised in Shanghai, Emily is a graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she studied choral directing under famed Chinese composer and conductor, Xiao Bai. Considered a music prodigy, Emily began studying music and composition at a very early age and published her first work at 13. She is a professional musician and conductor in China and the United States, founding the Dallas Li Sheng Ladies Choir in 2004.
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