Chen Leiji, The Master of the Guqin, at Asia Society this Weekend

Chen Leiji, The Master of the Guqin, at Asia Society this Weekend

Chen Leiji, The Master of the Guqin, at Asia Society this Weekend

Chen Leiji, one of the world's foremost exponents of the guqin - a seven-stringed plucked zither that has been played in China for some 3,000 years - perform a rare concert at Asia Society on Saturday, January 20.

With a background in both traditional Chinese and classical Western music, Chen brings a unique perspective to the music of the guqin. Since his performance at the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, Chen has become a phenomenon on the international stage, performing solo and ensemble programs across the globe. His passionate performance style breathes new life into an instrument that was at the heart of traditional Chinese education.

He will be joined by two special guest musicians, Sarah Tao He (erhu) and Guo Yazhi (suona).

Tickets start at $20 and are available at the door and at AsiaSociety.org/new-york.

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