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Artwork above: Xu Beihong, Galloping Horse, ink and color on paper, 130 x 76 cm, 1941. Courtesy of the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum.

The 5th annual China Now Music Festival concludes with a program highlighting the aesthetic crosscurrents between East and West in the early-mid 20th century, including world premieres of symphonic works in honor of the great painter Xu Beihong (1895-1953), and a rarely performed chamber opera, The Nymph and the Farmer, by Russian-born composer Alexander Tcherepnin (1899-1977). Jindong Cai conducts the Orchestra of the New Asia CMS, with guest soloists including pianist Xu Fangfang, daughter of Xu Beihong.

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