The Music and Cultural Leadership Series: Maestro Hu Yongyan on “Decoding Beethoven”, Sponsored by the Yale School of Music and Yale Center Beijing
Date: June 18, 2015
Concert & Lecture: 7:00-8:15pm
Question & Answer: 8:15-8:45pm
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The lecture and discussion will be in Chinese.
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.
The Musician & Speaker
Hu Yongyan is just being appointed recently as the Principal Guest Conductor of Rostock Philharmonie. Northern Germany. He is also the Artistic Director of the EOS Repertoire Orchestra-China's Orchestra Academy at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. 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.