About the Program: Gao Hong, leading player of the Pipa, the Chinese pear-shaped lute, and Issam Rafea, a master of the Oud, the Arabic lute, perform a concert of new, improvised works About the Artists: The Issam Rafea and Gao Hong duo performs live improvisations blending Chinese and Arabic techniques. Songlines Magazine in the U.K. called their collaboration “…engaging, deeply contemplative, and culturally resonant.” Each performance is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and audiences have the opportunity to witness singular creations that…Find out more »
Premieres Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:30am | CREATE your own Thumb Piano: LEARN how to make your own thumb piano! This instructional video is available one week in advance of the event’s premiere to allow time to make your instruments. Premieres Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:30am | INTERACTIVE PROGRAM: LISTEN to the powerful reading of Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix accompanied by improvisational piano music. LEARN about Jimi’s creative bravery and trailblazing and…Find out more »
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