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Yongyan Hu presents “Decoding Beethoven” June 18 at Yale Center Beijing

The Light and Truth – Meet the Artist Series presents a lecture/performance featuring Yongyan Hu
June 8, 2015
Yongyan Hu

Yongyan Hu

The Light and Truth – Meet the Artist Series presents “Decoding Beethoven,” a lecture/performance featuring Hu Yongyan, on June 18 at 7:00 pm. Maestro Hu, artistic director of the Orchestra Academy at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, will present a lecture/performance called “Decoding Beethoven”

Maestro Hu will give a talk about the fundamental qualities of music. The talk will focus primarily on Beethoven’s work, as his music is known for being profound and courageous. Through live music performance, Maestro Hu will explain the basic elements of music and help the audience cultivate a lifelong appreciation for the joys that music brings.


Date: June 18, 2015
Registration: 6:30-7:00pm
Concert & Lecture: 7:00-8:15pm
Question & Answer: 8:15-8:45pm

Location: Yale Center Beijing (8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building—Yong’anli Subway Station, Exit C).

Registration is RMB 150 per person. The event will be conducted in Chinese.

About Yongyan Hu

Hu Yongyan is the Artistic Director of China’s Orchestra Academy at the Central Conservatory of Music. Mr. Hu began his formal studies at China’s prestigious Central Conservatory of Music, after which he studied at Yale University and at the Juilliard School, where he received a master’s degree. He served as Music Director and Conductor of the Lincoln, Nebraska Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 1998 and also of the Duluth, Minnesota Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 2000. After returning to China, he served as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Shanghai Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. He also led the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra on an acclaimed European tour as well as served as Principal Conductor of the China National Symphony Orchestra, leading its first visit to South Korea and Taiwan. In 2004, his alma mater, the Central Conservatory of Music, invited him to establish Asia’s first Orchestra Academy.