Zhang Bao-Li with Liu Hua Dong, Miao Yi-Min, and Zhou Yi
Night Sounds is a performance series that parallels the seven part sculpture-in-residence exhibition Night (1947 – 2015). Guests join the performer and program curators for a live performance on the Glass House campus. Night Sounds is guest curated by Jordan Stein.
Night Sounds #5, featured a performance by Zhang Bao-li with Hua Dong, Miao Yi-Min, Zhou Yi alongside the fifth installment of Night (1947 – 2015), a new work by artist Lutz Bacher.
Zhang Bao-Li is a renowned erhu musician based in New York City, where he performs with Melody of Dragon and the Chinese Music Ensemble, the oldest, largest and only full scale Chinese orchestra in the United States. In Beijing, he studied at the Central Conservatory of Music and the China Music Community College before becoming the principal erhu soloist of the Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble.
Since moving to the United States, Zhang Bao-Li has performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Carnegie Hall, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Joyce Theater, and Merkin Concert Hall. Zhang Bao-Li is not only a master on erhu, but is also a virtuoso on gaohu, the leading stringed instrument of Cantonese Music, and jinghu, also known as Beijing Opera fiddle. His has toured extensively around the world and his performances on the erhu have been recorded in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States.
Night Sounds #5 was generously supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.