Performing Asia: "Song of the Pipa-Lute"

October 2, 2016
1370 Southmore Boulevard | Houston, TX 77004
Contact: 7134969901
Phone: (713) 496-9901
Times: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: Free with RSVP

A special performance by Wang Xin-Xin from Taiwan’s Xinxin Nanguan Ensemble will conclude the events of Asia Society Texas Center's Mid-Autumn Festival. The performance, "Song of the Pipa-Lute," will feature songs inspired by ancient poets. About Xinxin Nanguan TheaterThe Xinxin Nanguan Ensemble was founded in 2003 by Wang Xin-Xin for the preservation, study, and promulgation of this ancient art form. Xinxin Nanguan sows the seeds in today’s contemporary artistic garden, keeping this traditional form blooming with its abundant cultural heritage, as well as appeasing the restless minds of the present. About Wang Xin-XinWang Xin-XinBorn in Quanzho, Fujian, Wang Xin-Xin began learning Nanguan music at the age of four and later graduated from the Department of Nanguan Music, Fujian Academy of Arts. While there, she mastered many musical instruments and became famous for her singing. Wang previously worked as music director for the Han Tang Yuefu Ensemble and is currently the art director for the Xinxin Nanguan Company. In 1995, she won the Annual Golden Tripod Award for Best Singer. In 2004, Wang's Nostalgia in Moonlight won the Taiwan Golden Melody Award for The Best Aboriginal Popular Music Album Award, while Wang herself was nominated for the Best Album Producer Award.

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