UPDATED MARCH 30: Our Chinese Baroque concert has been cancelled in light of the coronavirus health crisis. For patrons who have already bought tickets, the California Jazz Conservatory will be in touch directly about cancellation options. SFEMS will directly refund any tea tasting purchases.
Explore the dynamic and complex cultural exchanges between Western Europe and China in the 17th and 18th centuries through the lens of music. Despite mutual fascination, it was often difficult to surmount linguistic and cultural differences to reach a true understanding of each other. Enjoy works written by the missionary Teodorico Pedrini, as well as transcriptions of Chinese tunes as (mis)heard by Western ears.
Concertgoers may also purchase the option of enjoying a traditional Chinese tea tasting for $15, which will start the program.
While everyone is welcome to watch the tea ceremony, seating for the tea tasting is limited and must be purchased ahead of time below to ensure sufficient supplies.
David Wong, guqin and guzheng; Addi Liu, violinBuy Tickets Purchase Tea Tasting
(NB Tickets are sold by the California Jazz Conservatory and not by SFEMS directly.)
SUNDAY, MAY 10, 4:30PM
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison Street, Berkeley
$25 general admission | $15 premium tea tasting (optional, must be purchased ahead of time)