The Elegant Banquet in SOHO Manhattan on May 28th will share the beauty and elegance of Chinese refined lifestyle through Tea Ceremony, Guqin & singing, and Pipa (Chinese lute) solo.
Pipa is one of the most popular Chinese musical instruments with a history of more than two thousand years.It is belongs to the plucked category of instruments with four strings, sometimes called the Chinese lute. Since its tonality changes a lot, it can present various themes, such as yearning for love, natural beauty and intense battle etc.
Tea is a magic drink.
It keeps you awake, and it settles you down. If you feel hot, it cools you and if you are cold, it warms you. It makes you feel connected to the nature -- down to the earth, and far to the universe.
The Chinese Tea Ceremony was born as a result of the respect for nature and need for peace. For Chinese, drinking tea is all about elegance, harmony and enjoyment.
Guqin & Singing
Repertoire of Guqin Melodies:
Moon over Guan Mountain《关山月》
A Male Phoenix Searches for his Mate《凤求凰》
Ping Sha Luo Yan《平沙落雁》
Sichuan Style Cuisine
Zhou Yi is one of the best well-known pipa artist in the world. She is a rising-star and an extremely gifted virtuoso pipa performer. After graduating with a BFA in music from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Zhou Yi moved to New York and has been heard in various venues throughout the United States. She has performed in places such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, John Hancock Hall, Pickman Concert Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art etc.
Zhou Yi is a co-founder of the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York. She also plays the Guqin, liuqin (high pitched lute), ruan (alto lute), sanxian (three stringed lute) as well as the western instrument – piano. Zhou Yi currently resides in New York City.
Only 20 Seats available.
Please make reservation ASAP if you are interested. We are looking forward to seeing you.