May 16: Speakers on Theme of "China and Globalization"
- At 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, in Humanities 301, Shu Li, a piano professional, will present the topic of “Chinese Music and Culture Exchange and Expansion” and share some musical experience with the audience. Since founding International Music Exchange Association (IMEA), Shu Li has been working closely with many organizations and academics for international music/culture exchange programs (festivals, lectures, and seminars) over the past few years. She is also a Doctor of Music Arts student in Piano Performance at The University of Kansas.
- Presenting with Shu Li will be Delta David Gier on "Classical Music as a Universal Language." Gier is a dynamic voice on the American music scene. His longtime association with the New York Philharmonic led to many fruitful collaborations, including several seasons of Young People's Concerts. He has conducted many of the world's leading ensembles such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and Chicago Symphony. As Music Director of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, his programming innovations have included the highly acclaimed Lakota Music Project (side-by-side with Native American musicians), and highly impactful collaborations with Arab musicians such as oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen and Ghanaian Gyil artist Bernard Woma. Accolades have come from many sources, including seven ASCAP awards and the John S. Edwards award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music.
“China and Globalization” is Augustana’s International Theme for the 2012-13 academic year. Designed to increase students’ understanding of global issues, Augustana introduced the International Theme three years ago. Throughout the academic year, students study and support theme-related issues with planned events.
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