Gathering III: Cultivating the Self: Poetry, Painting, and Music

7:30pm Discussion, 8:00pm Performance
Cantor Arts Center Auditorium

In collaboration with the Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival, the Cantor Art Center presents a series of "Elegant gatherings," an ancient term used to describe a gathering of scholars and artists who come together to share their knowledge, deepening friendships as they cultivate their respective scholarly and artistic pursuits. Created by Professor Jindong Cai, the Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies at Stanford University, a series of three elegant gatherings will be presented in the Center's auditorium to accompany the exhibition "Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future: Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century China." Each evening uses live performances to explore music and its relationship to ink painting, calligraphy, poetry, faith, and healing in Chinese tradition. The performances are sponsored by the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance.

A scholar in traditional China was expected to write poetry, practice calligraphy, paint, and make music with near-equal accomplishment. This session explores how language and poetry relate to music and art.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 | 7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford University

Cantor Arts Center