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Performance: Musicians from Marlboro III

This performance is held at the Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium. Join a pre-concert discussion at 6:30 pm in the Whittall Pavilion. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s Terra Memoria, arranged for string quartet from her orchestral original, is performed by virtuosos from the celebrated Marlboro Music Festival. Saariaho was composer-in-residence at Marlboro and has written works for Lincoln Center, the Kronos Quartet, the BBC, the New York Philharmonic, and the Salzburg Music Festival. Framing her work are a late Haydn quartet (op. 77, no. 2) and Schumann’s D-minor Piano Trio. Violinists Francisco Fullana and Joseph Lin are joined by violist Pei-Ling Lin, cellists Jay Campbell and Ahrim Kim, and pianist Zoltán Fejérvári. Co-sponsor: Part of the Meyer Concert Series and presented with the Library of Congress as part of its ninetieth anniversary season. Event Location: Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium. Cost: Advance free tickets are sold out. Visit Eventbrite to be notified if additional tickets become available. Unclaimed tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Coolidge Auditorium two hours before the concert. Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM.

Painting with Music: Bell Yung, qin

Learn about music from China’s Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and hear it performed by one of the world’s leading authorities on the ancient seven-stringed zither called qin (pronounced “chin”). Bell Yung plays a Ming-era instrument similar to the one on display in Painting with Words. He focuses on pieces popular during the Ming that evoke plum blossoms, wild geese, flowing waters, and river mists―themes reflected in the exhibition—and discusses the qin’s unusual tradition of being played for an audience of one: the performer. Yung is emeritus professor of music at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of Celestial Arts of Antiquity: Music of the Seven-String Zither of China (1996), among other books. He last appeared at the FreerǀSackler in conjunction with the exhibition Virtue and Entertainment: Music in Chinese Art, and his music can be heard in one of our podcasts. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sublevel 1. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty. Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:00 PM.

Painting with Music: Bell Yung, qin

Learn about music from China’s Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and hear it performed by one of the world’s leading authorities on the ancient seven-stringed zither called qin (pronounced “chin”). Bell Yung plays a Ming-era instrument similar to the one on display in Painting with Words. He focuses on pieces popular during the Ming that evoke plum blossoms, wild geese, flowing waters, and river mists―themes reflected in the exhibition—and discusses the qin’s unusual tradition of being played for an audience of one: the performer. Yung is emeritus professor of music at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of Celestial Arts of Antiquity: Music of the Seven-String Zither of China (1996), among other books. He last appeared at the FreerǀSackler in conjunction with the exhibition Virtue and Entertainment: Music in Chinese Art, and his music can be heard in one of our podcasts. Event Location: Sublevel 1 lobby. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00 PM.

Painting with Music: Bell Yung, qin

Learn about music from China’s Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and hear it performed by one of the world’s leading authorities on the ancient seven-stringed zither called qin (pronounced “chin”). Bell Yung plays a Ming-era instrument similar to the one on display in Painting with Words. He focuses on pieces popular during the Ming that evoke plum blossoms, wild geese, flowing waters, and river mists―themes reflected in the exhibition—and discusses the qin’s unusual tradition of being played for an audience of one: the performer. Yung is emeritus professor of music at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of Celestial Arts of Antiquity: Music of the Seven-String Zither of China (1996), among other books. He last appeared at the FreerǀSackler in conjunction with the exhibition Virtue and Entertainment: Music in Chinese Art, and his music can be heard in one of our podcasts. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sublevel 1 lobby. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 3:00 PM.

Painting with Music: Bell Yung, qin

Learn about music from China’s Ming dynasty (1368–1644) and hear it performed by one of the world’s leading authorities on the ancient seven-stringed zither called qin (pronounced “chin”). Bell Yung plays a Ming-era instrument similar to the one on display in Painting with Words. He focuses on pieces popular during the Ming that evoke plum blossoms, wild geese, flowing waters, and river mists―themes reflected in the exhibition—and discusses the qin’s unusual tradition of being played for an audience of one: the performer. Yung is emeritus professor of music at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of Celestial Arts of Antiquity: Music of the Seven-String Zither of China (1996), among other books. He last appeared at the FreerǀSackler in conjunction with the exhibition Virtue and Entertainment: Music in Chinese Art, and his music can be heard in one of our podcasts. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Sublevel 1 lobby. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM.