- Musical Choices of Chinese Americans Chinese opera performances and fan clubs Chinese instrumental music clubs Lecture 13 Oct 21 Music Chinese

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10/21/08 Lecture 13, Oct. 21 Complex Identities 10/21/08 Musical Choices of Chinese Americans Chinese opera performances and fan clubs Chinese instrumental music clubs Church choirs European art music Popular music of various sorts 10/21/08 Chinese Opera in America First performance: 1852 in SF, company from Guangdong up to 4 opera houses in SF Chinatown, spread to NY Cantonese opera predominated activity greatly decreased after WWII Beijing opera introduced as more Mandarin speakers immigrated continuing presence in Chinatown theater performances Kunqu opera , a venerated, highly literate form has been focus of very small group of Chinese Americans taught at UC, presented through Cal Performances 10/21/08 Chinese Instrumental Music in US clubs, mainly in Chinatown reach out beyond Chinese community to broader audiences, especially since 1980s due to ethnic pride movements (later lecture) increased general interest in non-Western musical practices (later lecture) recent immigrants who are prestigious performers enterprising musicians have created schools, ensembles, websites
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10/21/08 Choirs Christian missionaries brought choral music to China in late 19th century. choral music used for political and religious purposes repertoire of choral compositions Chinese texts, melodies but Western-influenced choral arrangements and accompaniments choirs formed at Chinese churches in US
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