Chinese Garden News - Huang Ruo Named Visiting Artist for 2017

January 20, 2017

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Huang Ruo


Composer Huang Ruo 黃若 has been named the 2017 Cheng Family Visiting Artist at the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. The residency was inspired by The Huntington’s Chinese Garden and is designed to increase understanding of Chinese culture through music, performance, poetry, and art.


Huang has been described by The New Yorker as “one of the most intriguing of the new crop of Asian-American composers.” His vibrant and multi-dimensional work draws inspiration from Chinese folk music, Western avant-garde, rock, and jazz. As versatile as he is inventive, Huang has composed pieces for orchestra, chamber music, opera, theater, and modern dance, as well as sound installations, multimedia, experimental improvisation, folk rock, and film.


Huang will present a series of lectures and concerts at The Huntington during his residency. The first of these is An Evening with Huang Ruo on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Rothenberg Hall, during which he’ll discuss how he uses Chinese opera in a contemporary context. Admission is free, and no reservations are required.

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