Music from China takes stage in place of Moodi Amiri

For three decades, Music From China has created a unique place in the music world by playing not only traditional Chinese repertoire, but the latest in contemporary works as well. The group last performed for the Middlebury Performing Arts Series in 1999, and are frequent visitors to the Summer Language Schools.
On Saturday, March 10, Music From China will bring a quartet of traditional Chinese stringed instruments, including the erhu (2-string fiddle), pipa (lute), zheng (zither) and daruan (bass guitar) to the Mahaney Center for the Arts. They are filling in the concert date for the originally scheduled duo of Moody Amiri.
“While we were saddened to learn Moody and Amiri were going to be unable to perform on March 10, it was most fortunate to discover Music From China was both available and delighted to sub in,” explained Allison Coyne Carroll, Performing Arts Series Director for Middlebury College. “Music From China has a sterling reputation for presenting both traditional Chinese music and contemporary works, are friends of Middlebury College, and we couldn’t have asked for a more consummate or esteemed world music ensemble on moment’s notice.”
Don’t miss this show on Saturday, 8 p.m., in Robison Hall at the Mahaney Center for the Arts on the college campus. Tickets are $22 for adults; $16 for Middlebury College faculty, staff, emeriti, and alumni; $10 for youth 18 and under; and $6 for Middlebury College students, and are on sale at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.
Editor’s Note: Tickets purchased for the Moody Amiri concert originally scheduled for this date/time will be honored for the performance by Music From China.

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