North American Guqin Association
Major upcoming guqin events
Dear qin friends,
Here are some major upcoming guqin events for May:
If by any chance you visit Beijing,
This is a very rare opportunity to see such a large number of high quality antique qins. It will include 1200 year old Tang Dynasty qins as well as qins from the Song and other dynasties.
This year is the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Forbidden City Museum. To celebrate, there will be 7 major events, including this guqin exhibition and a concert by famous guqin masters.
For more information, please visit the Forbidden City Museum's web site at http://www.dpm.org.cn/
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Changshu city in Jiangsu,
From April 20th to May 20th, 2005, Changshu will hold an international folk art festival. The closing event will be a guqin concert on May 20th, 2005. Famous guqin players from various schools including NAGA director Wang Fei, and consultants Li Xiangting and Gong Yi will perform for an audience of over 1000. This concert will be the biggest guqin event for 2005 so far. Many qin players and qin lovers will attend this important gathering from throughout
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Jingxin Zhai (Tranquillity Studio), located in Beihai Park in central Beijing, is the oldest and best preserved royal garden in
NAGA and 3 other organizations have sponsored a series of 10 qin concerts with the theme “ming jia ming yuan ming qin ming qu” (famous masters, finest gardens, ancient qins and greatest masterpieces). The concerts will be held in Jingxin Zhai (Tranquillity Studio) from this May. Well known qin masters will perform classic qin masterpieces on a 1200 year old Tang Dynasty qin that used to belong to the Imperial Palace. Each concert will take place in a different location, including the various pavilions and palaces in this beautiful garden. See the garden for yourself at http://www.beihaipark.com.cn/en/scene/north-2.htm.
The first concert will be held on May 14th. NAGA director Wang Fei and senior consultant Professor Li Xiangting will perform.
North American Guqin Association (NAGA)