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Ma Xiaohui (renowned erhu performer)
Chatterbird presents a special evening of music with internationally-renowned erhu virtuoso Ma Xiaohui. Critics have referred to her as “an artist who speaks with the world through erhu,” and “a musician who plays with heart.” She is perhaps most readily recognized for her duet with famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma on the Oscar-winning soundtrack for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Ma Xiaohui will perform alongside chatterbird in a concert of music specially composed and arranged for her by chatterbird’s electric guitarist and composer-in-residence, Bryan Clark. Ma and Clark have a history of touring internationally and have worked together on special projects that celebrate the sound and spirit of East-meets-West. The Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, led by Jen-Jen Lin, will present new choreography to accompany the premiere.
Additionally, chatterbird will present several new pieces for Nashville audiences, including a work for flute, recorded theremin, and Tibetan singing bowls; an experimental piece for solo saxophone by Japanese composer Ryo Noda; a new work from percussionist Jesse Strauss inspired by poetry; and an aleatoric work by Jason Treuting that uses newspaper clippings to guide the structure of the composition.
From Rivers to Ocean, by BRYAN CLARK, for erhu, dobro, flute, clarinet, cello, bass, percussion, and electronics, presented with traditional dance choreography from the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville
Selections from traditional Chinese music, arranged by Bryan Clark for erhu and dobro
Traditional solo selections for erhu performed by Ma Xiaohui
Additional selections from chatterbird to include:
Life is ( ______ ), by JASON TREUTING, for four musicians and the daily news
Maï, by RYO NODA for solo alto saxophone
Arcana, by ELIZABETH BROWN, for flute and recorded theremin/Tibetan singing bowls
Either/Or, by JESSE STRAUSS, for glockenspiel and drumset
1125 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203