Enjoy an evening of live music by John Thompson, internationally renowed qin player. The qin is a seven-stringed instrument from the zither family, its first use dating back to ancient China. This musical performance will be held at the Asian Art Gallery from 6-8PM and is free and open to the public.
John Thompson, the best-known performer of early music for the Chinese guqin silk string zither, began his studies in Taiwan in 1974, learning the traditional repertoire from National Treasure Sun Yü-ch'in. Since 1976, though, he has focused on reconstructing old melodies directly from tablature, by now having recorded over 200 melodies learned from 15th, 16th and 17th century handbooks. From 1980 to 2000, while serving as artistic consultant to ... (View more)