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Yaji - Summer Breeze | A Guqin Gathering
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Yaji - Summer Breeze | A Guqin Gathering

  • 36 East Broadway New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)
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声声入腑,正是清夏不可多得的逍遥况味。

 

近日的纽约阴晴不定,一时夏日炎炎,一时又潮湿闷热。

已是入伏,七堂在此邀各位好友,于7月15日晚6点共赴七堂清夏雅集,

听琴品茶,以此消夏。

 

室内设草编坐席,辅以清凉简单陈设,

斗室之中,与琴人相对而坐,近听丝与木、弦与指的交响。

纽约各派琴人难得云集,已许久未曾有这般的规模。

雅集纯以古琴为主,形式上也追慕传统古琴雅集,

七名琴人各携所好琴曲,就琴意曲意深究浅述,且叙且弹。


雅集曲目

 

《良宵引》演奏:刘呗宁 

曲寄良夜清宵散淡适意,曲调短小,讲究起承转合之间神气清闲充和。

 

《长门怨》演奏:张兴立

 夜悬明镜青天上,独照长门宫里人,曲寄汉宫秋怨,长门深锁,声婉转而意凄清。

 

《古风操》演奏:陈宇粒

传为周文王所作,追太古之淳风,谓不治而不乱,鸡犬之声相闻,民至老死不相往来。

 

《平沙落雁》演奏:潘玫烨

曲状鸿雁飞栖于江汀,曲调回环往来,绵密静美,借鸿鹄之远志,写逸士之心胸。

 

《碧涧流泉》演奏:赵瑞馨

曲抒荡迹山林闲适疏放的幽趣,山林幽涧一派碧绿,流泉声泠泠切切,溪谷回响。

 

《普庵咒》演奏:白文松

又名《悉昙章》,曲由佛教唱诵而来,以宏伟庄严见长,多拟钟鼓和鸣、经咒念诵声。

 

《幽兰》演奏:葛文潮

为现存中国最早见乐谱之曲,曲调晦涩高深,状空谷幽兰生于怪石之间,高古玄妙。


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Yaji: Chinese painting, Guqin and hermit spirit of scholars
Jun
25
4:30 PM16:30

Yaji: Chinese painting, Guqin and hermit spirit of scholars

  • 424 West Broadway New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)
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Come join us together to travel back in time in a restored ancient way and get inspired by the ‘hermit spirit’ with Chinese ink paintings, Guqin music and Chinese tea.

A lecture on ‘hermit spirit’ of ancient Chinese scholars, which are reflected in the landscape ink paintings,  guqin music (solo and singing)
and cold Brew Tea

 

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A Yaji in Long Island
Jun
4
4:30 PM16:30

A Yaji in Long Island

  • 33 Hillside Avenue Williston Park, NY, 11596 United States (map)
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We have arranged a Yaji (elegant gathering with tea ceremony, Guqin and other traditional Chinese music) on June 4th in Williston Park in Long island NY. 
You will have an unique experience of enjoying Guqin music and Tea Ceremony in a casual and relaxed setting.

What's new?

  • No entrance ticket 
  • Voluntary donation 
  • No limited number of attendees

You should definitely join us If you would like to:

  • Get yourselves relaxed in the Guqin melodies 
  • Have a taste of a wonderful Oolong Tea called Four Seasons 
  • Learn about Guqin music and Tea ceremony as well as other dimensions of traditional Chinese culture
  • Meet new people who share the same interests

Guqin & Singing

Repertoire of Guqin Melodies:
Home Coming《归去来辞》
Evening Song of a Drunken Fisherman《醉渔唱晚》
Seeking Seclusion《招隐》
Parasol Leaves Dancing in the Autumnal Breeze《梧叶舞秋风》
The Midnight Crow《乌夜啼》
Three Variations on Plum Blossom《梅花三弄》

All attendees will be seated on the floor. We will provide Cattail Hassock (a traditional Chinese rush cushion, also called Zafu) for your comfort. Casul wear is highly recommended.


TIME: JUNE 4, 2016 4:30 P.M.
PRICE: NO ENTRANCE ADMISSIONS, VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION
LOCATION: 33 HILLSIDE AVE, WILLISTON PARK, NY 11596

 
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Elegant Gathering in SOHO
May
29
4:30 PM16:30

Elegant Gathering in SOHO

We will host another Elegant Gathering on the following day on May 29th, at the same time and the same location.

The beauty and elegance of Chinese refined lifestyle will be shared with another amazing traditional Chinese musical intrument -- Guzheng. The rest parts of the elegant gathering including Tea Ceremony and Guqin music. Desserts will be served during the event.

Guzheng Music

Guzheng is a Chinese traditional plucked musical string instrument with over 2500 years of history. The early types of guzheng emerged during the Warring States period (475 to 221 BCE). The modern guzheng usually has 21 strings with a length of 64 inches.


The guzheng inspired several other Asian zither instruments, such as the Japanese koto, the Korean gayageum, and the Vietnamese đàn tranh. The guzheng should not be confused with the Guqin.

Gugiqn Music

Repertoire of Guqin Melodies:
Stream Flowing Through the Green Ravine《碧涧流泉》
Ping Sha Luo Yan《平沙落雁》

Guest Artist

Ms. Wang began playing the guzheng at the age of ten under her father's instruction, and completed hertraining at Henan University and the Cao School of Guzheng Art. Ms Wang performs with the Henan Provincial Opera, as well as teaching guzheng. Shehas appeared with her students on Beijing's Central Television Station, in a frequently re-broadcast musical program. Ms. Wang has received numerous awards, and serves as a judge withthe Chinese National Evaluation Team for Pipe and String Music.

Only 20 Seats available.
Please make reservation ASAP if you are interested. We are looking forward to seeing you.


TIME: MAY 29, 2016 4:30 P.M.
PRICE: $55/ PERSON
LOCATION: 82 W 3RD ST, NEW YORK, NY 10012

 
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Elegant Banquet in SOHO
May
28
4:30 PM16:30

Elegant Banquet in SOHO

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.


Prelude: 
Pipa 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. 

Procession: 
Tea Ceremony

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. 

Transition: 
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》

Postlude: 
Sichuan Style Cuisine

Guest Artist

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.


TIME: MAY 28, 2016 4:30 P.M.
PRICE: $55/ PERSON
LOCATION: 82 W 3RD ST, NEW YORK, NY 10012

 
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Elegant Gathering | Washington, D.C.
May
14
4:30 PM16:30

Elegant Gathering | Washington, D.C.

We have arranged an Elegant Gathering in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2016 that will share the beauty and elegance of tradional Chinese refined lifestyle through Tea Ceremony, Guqin music, and Incense Ritual.

Prelude: 
Guqin Music

About the Guqin Melody: Flowing Water

In 1977, a recording of the Guqin melody Flowing Water《流水》, was chosen to be included in the Voyager Golden Record, a gold-plated LP recording containing music from around the world including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Stravinsky etc. It was sent into outer space by NASA on the Voyager spacecraft, representing Chinese music.

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Procession: 
Incense Ritual

In China, incense burning is a long established tradition to provide pleasant fragrances for rooms and clothing, to receive the divine wisdom, and to drive out evil spirits.
During this Elegant Gathering, you will have an unique chance to experience an authentic and less known ceremony of burning incense. Immerse yourself into the aromatic fumes of refined fragrances and mentally travel back in time. 

Transition: 
Tea Ceremony

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. 

Postlude: 
Music and Meditation

Repertoire of Guqin Melodies:

  •     Parting at the Yang-Guan Gate 《阳关三叠》
  •     Ao Ai 《欸乃》
  •     Evening Song of the Drunken Fisherman 《醉渔唱晚》

Location & Ticket Reservation

 

Only 20 Seats available.
Please make reservation ASAP if you are interested. We are looking forward to seeing you.

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Elegant Banquet: Tea Ceremony, Guqin Music and Jiangnan Cuisine
Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

Elegant Banquet: Tea Ceremony, Guqin Music and Jiangnan Cuisine

The Elegant Banquet on 4/24, 2016 will share the beauty and elegance of tradional Chinese culture through Tea Ceremony, Guqin music, Kunqu (Kun Opera), Pipa and Jiangnan (Southern Yangtze River) style cuisine.

 

Video Promotion

 

 

Tea Ceremony

 

 

Jiangnan (Southern Yangtze River) Style Cuisine

 

 

Artists

 

Location

 

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30 Seats provided in total.
Please make reservation ASAP if you are interested. We are looking forward to seeing you.

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