September 20, 7pm
In celebration of the opening reception of Reclaiming Splendor, Zhongbei (Daisy) Wu delighted opening reception attendants with a short concert in the Museum.
Wu performed "Flowers and Moonlit Night on Spring River"; one of the top ten traditional Chinese classics. The melodious rhythm vividly pictures a charming and silent night on the south of Yangtze River. The music begins with the sound of bells and drums on the river bank at sunset then comes various kinds of scenes of the river under moonlight. Small boats sail down the river and boats sail down the river and boatmen sing until mid-night.
Wu is an award-winning Guzheng (or Chinese Zither, a traditional Chinese instrument) artist. She is now the Associate Director of the Confucius Institute at Alfred University, a Visiting Associate Professor of Music in the Performing Arts Center of Alfred University, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Alfred University Guzheng Ensemble.
Daisy is a master of Chinese traditional music and her music deeply rooted in Chinese culture. Daisy is also a master of contemporary music. She has been exploring new directions for Guzheng and combinations with other instruments in a contemporary experimental way. From jazz to concerto with symphony orchestra; from concretive improvisation to electronic music; she is a dynamic performer and innovator.