Fou Gallery is delighted to invite you to join the closing reception of Fou Gallery’s current exhibition Lan Zhaoxing and Yang Renqian: Between Mountains from 3-6pm, on Saturday, March 16, 2019. In this event, you will walk through the exhibition with artist Renqian Yang and curator Echo He to learn about the exhibition concept and creative process.
From 7:00-8:30 pm, Chinese American vocalist Di Zhao will present program "Between Mountains - From Schubert to Strauss" to respond to the theme of the exhibition.
Fou Gallery’s current exhibition Between Mountainspresents Renqian Yang's ceramic works and paintings by Lan Zhaoxing. Images of mountains have remained a potent source of inspiration for artists, writers and musicians. The eternal theme of mountains leads into the distance while returning to one’s internal mind. The theme of mountains is not only an inspiration for both Lan Zhaoxing and Renqian Yang, but also for musician Di Zhao.
Looking for inspiration of nature and mountains in classic music, Di carefully designed a programme of six songs from Schubert to Strauss. Im Frühling(In Spring) describes a man who lost love in the spring remember when the two had gone for a walk by a mountainside lake. Der Nussbaum (The Nut Tree) tells the story about a young girl’s daydreams and secrets exchanged between the two trees. Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song) transports listeners to a beautiful night garden, with fragrant flowers, a murmuring stream, and a palm tree under which they can dream. By combining vocal performance practice and poetry reading, Jodi creates a special dialogue with the exhibition at Fou Gallery through music.
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges / On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn, 1809-1847)
Der Nussbaum / The Nut Tree (Schumann, 1810 - 1856)
Allerseelen / All Souls’ Day (Strauss, 1864 - 1949)
胡桃树（舒曼，1810 - 1856）
万灵节（斯特劳斯，1864 - 1949）
Musician - Di Zhao
Di Zhao has performed all over the world, beginning with a 1994 televised Christmas concert in Lanzhou. After studies of bel canto singing in the US, Europe, and China, Di has gone on to give solo performances in spaces including the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the United Nations. Most recently She was the grand prize winner of CCTV's 2018 "Upcoming Star” Competition in Beijing, China. Notable roles include Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, and Marian in The Music Man.