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The Magic Eastern Ensemble is performing at Aurora Theatre Saturday, May 1 in a concert called “We Are The Young.” The concert will feature traditional Chinese instruments like the erhu, guzheng, and dizi, in a musical blend of new Chinese folk music, J-pop, and English and American pop music. The ensemble’s Director Yao Lu and Aurora Theatre’s Director of Education Renita James joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes to talk about what to expect from this unique performance and other upcoming highlights from Aurora.

“I think the traditional music instruments, it is already a sense of history. But I wanted to… make it not too difficult to attract the attention and recognition of the audience, who never knew about this type of instrument,” said Lu. “We hope we will have more young audiences who will enjoy the music, as we play it.”

Lu invited the Ensemble’s lead ehru player Cindy Fang to join the conversation, who added, “[The erhu] is a two-stringed bow musical instrument, sometimes known in the Western world as a Chinese violin… It is also combined with traditional and contemporary music styles and arrangements, such as in pop, rock and jazz.”

The performance will be an indoor concert, Saturday, May 1 at 8 p.m. Guests will be seated in pods, and all transactions and services conducted in touchless arrangements. Tickets can be purchased in advance at auroratheatre.com.

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Magic Eastern Ensemble

魔力东方乐团

The Magic Eastern Ensemble is a group of talented young musicians influenced by both their heritage and environment to produce a one-of-a-kind experience. Their music is a fusion between traditional Chinese instruments like the Erhu, Guzheng, and Dizi with contemporary pop music. The We Are The Young Concert celebrates innovation. The show features new Chinese folk music along with J-Pop and English pop music.  Experience the Magic Eastern Ensemble on the Aurora Mainstage!

TICKETS AT  https://www.auroratheatre.com/productions-and-programs/view/we-are-the-young/

·青春活力题音乐会

本次音乐会的主题是“我们·青春活力”

将由古筝/笛子/二胡 为大家演奏 日本和中国流行金曲以及二次元曲风,加入了摇滚乐和vocal的元素。传统乐器结合现代曲风的演绎会让音乐会更加丰富多彩。

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GUZHENG&BAMBOO FLUTE : YAO LU

古筝&竹笛:路瑶 

ERHU :CINDY FANG

二胡:方英

VOCAL:YINLING ZHU

歌手:朱颖玲

GUZHENG:YIWEN WANG

古筝:王怡雯

GUZHENG: AMY TIEROLF

GUZHENG: ANGELA XIAO

古筝: 肖悦娇

GUZHENG: HANNAH LIU

古筝:刘修涵

GUZHENG: SOPHIA JIANG

古筝:姜焱晨

GUZHENG: YUEZHEN FU

古筝:付悦珍

(All (names are arranged) in random order 排名不分先后)

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READ MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CONCERT ,PLEASE CLICK THE LINK:

https://www.auroratheatre.com/productions-and-programs/view/we-are-the-young/

更多音乐会信息,请点击下方链接:

https://www.auroratheatre.com/productions-and-programs/view/we-are-the-young/