Ask the Sky & the Earth

Ask the Sky & the Earth

Date(s) - 11/06/2016
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The UC Theatre

Adults: $35
Youth Under 18 & Seniors: $20
Available online at TicketFly and at the door.

The Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus’ performance of Ask the Sky & the Earth is the centerpiece of the Sent-Down Youth project, an Intercultural Exchange commemorating the 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution and the relocation of nearly 20 million urban young people from their homes and families to work on collective farms. Sung in Chinese, Ask the Sky & the Earth is an oratorio-cantata for full chorus and orchestra that attempts to convey the sentiments of an entire generation looking back on the sacrifice of their youth to Chairman Mao Zedong’s “up to the mountains and down to the villages” movement.

The GGSOC will be the first independent Western orchestra and chorus to present this piece, and we are very honored to be performing side-by-side with members of Chinese communities in the Bay Area, and guests from across the country.

Full Program:
Ask The Sky & The Earth An Oratorio-Cantata for the Sent-Down Youth — Music composed by Tony Fok / lyrics by poet Wei Su
Beethoven’s 6th Symphony — The Pastoral
Remembering for Atonement, world premiere — Michael Kimbell, Composer / Viktoriya Neverov-Krstic, Poet
Legend of Matouqin — Master Bo Li, Special Guest Artist

Yi Triplett, Soprano
Lisa van der Ploeg, Alto
John Owens, Tenor
Shine Zhao, Tenor
Alex Ip, Bass-Baritone
Master Bo Li, Morin Khuur

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