A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
Music in the Chinese Garden - Langchou Chu on guzheng
A different solo musician will perform each week inside the Love for the Lotus Pavilion, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi, sheng, pipa, erhu, and zheng.
There’s something in the air in Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance.
Music! Starting in October, visitors will be able to enjoy the sounds of traditional Chinese music on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. in the garden. A different solo musician will perform each week inside Ai Lian Xie 愛蓮榭, the Love for the Lotus Pavilion, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi 笛子, sheng 笙, pipa 琵琶, erhu二胡, and guzheng 古箏.
Let the music transport you to another time and place as you stroll through one of the most magical landscapes in Southern California.
Yunhe Liang 梁云河 on erhu – Wednesdays 12/28
Qichao Liu 劉起超 on dizi and sheng – Wednesday 10/12, 11/9, 12/7
Meiye Ma 馬梅椰 on pipa – Wednesday 10/19, 11/16, 12/14
Langchou Chu 朱朗洲 on guzheng – Wednesday 10/26, 11/23, 12/21
Generous support for this music series is provided by The Justin Vajna Memorial Fund for Educational Programs in the Chinese Garden.
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