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Monday, January 17, 2011

Yale Concert Band to commemorate 'sent-down youth' movement

NEW HAVEN - The Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, music director, and the SYGQ Chorus, Chai-lun Yueh, music director, will present the premiere of “Ask the Sky and the Earth: A Cantata for the Sent-down Youth” for wind band and chorus at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Yale University’s Woolsey Hall at the corner of College and Grove streets.

"With libretto by Wei Su and music by Dongling Huo (Tony Fok), this magnificent piece – transcribed by Thomas C. Duffy – commemorates the 40th anniversary of the “sent-down youth” movement of China’s Cultural Revolution," according to a statement.

The Yale Concert Band also will present “Dragon Rhyme” by Chen Yi and the premiere of “Haiku Symphony” by Joshua Hummel, the statement said.
Admission is free and no tickets are required.
For information, call 203-432-4113 or visit www.yale.edu/yaleband

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