Jason Kao Hwang's Burning Bridge to Play 10/6 at Flushing Town Hall
Jason Kao Hwang's Burning Bridge will play on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 4 PM at the historic Flushing Town Hall.
Tickets: $20/$15 Members/$10 Students; Mention the code "JP20" & Get 20% off. Call (718) 463-7700 x222 or visit www.flushingtownhall.org.
Chinese and western instruments burn up their bows in a fiery frenzy of playing during Jason Kao Hwang's Burning Bridge at Flushing Town Hall. Then again, who would expect anything less than instant ignition when Hwang, the internationally recognized violinist and composer, collaborates with his EDGE quartet (violin, drums, string bass, cornet) plus Four (erhu, pipa, trombone and tuba)? Based on the celebrated album of the same name, Burning Bridge sets ablaze the so-called boundaries of cultural identity and, in the resulting heat, forges a gorgeous blend of classical, jazz, and traditional Chinese music.
Jason Kao Hwang, composer, violin
Andrew Drury, drums
Ken Filiano, string bass
Wang Guowei, erhu
Sun Li, pipa
Steve Swell, trombone
Joe Daley, tuba
Herb Robertson, trumpet
PRE-CONCERT TALK AT 3 PM
Join Professor John Kuo Wei Tchen of New York University and Jason Kao Hwang in a creative discussion about his music, family history and the creation of Asian American identity.
COMPOSITION WORKSHOP AT 7:30 PM
Explore the creative process of cross-cultural music. Bring your instrument and play with Jason and his ensemble members.