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Gao Hong

Chinese pipa soloist/composer/improviser/educator

2022-2023 Season Performances/ Lectures/Compositions to be Performed

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
7:30 - 8:30 pm
BRIDGE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Gao Hong, pipa as a guest artist joined with Mike Block, cello, and Sandeep Das, tabla
Carleton College Kracum Performance Hall, Northfield, MN

Monday, September 12, 2022
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gao Hong, Guest Speaker
CHINESE MUSIC IN AMERICA

The American Association of University Women Minneapolis Branch
Gale Mansion, Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 7:30 pm (in-person)
Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 3:00 pm (in-person and virtual)
Elizabeth Schulze Conductor
Gao Hong's Overture for Full Orchestra Celebration will be premiered by the Maryland Symphony
THE MARYLAND THEATRE, MD
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Friday, October 14, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gao Hong and Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble
Carleton College Parents Weekend Concert

Kracum Performance Hall, Northfield, MN

Friday, October 14, 2022 VIRTUAL
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gao Hong, Chinese pipa artist, composer, educator, and improviser presents:
“Chinese Music from Ancient Times to Modern Global Fusions”
World Arts & Education Forum Meet the Artist: a Live/Virtual Series
Sponsored by: the Washerwomen Community College Division of Arts & Social Sciences, and the non-profits: the World Center for Creative Education in MI and International Friendship for the Performing Arts.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
INVITE THE MOON TO DANCE
Gao Hong and the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble

In honor of the launch of CAAM Chinese Dance Theater’s 30th Anniversary season, CAAM Chinese Dance Theater presents original choreography in a collaboration with artists including Ao Liu, former soloist with Yang Liping Dance Company, Gao Hong and the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble, Katha Dance, a professional Katha dance company, St. Paul Ballet, with choreography by Helen Hatch and CAAM Chinese Dance Theater dancers. The O’Shaughnessy, St Paul, MN
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Saturday, October 15, 2022
8:00 pm -11:00 pm
UPPER MIDWEST REGIONAL EMMY® AWARDS CEREMONY SHOW
The short film "Gao Hong: Composer and Pipa Player” produced by Minnesota
Orchestra’s Ashleigh Rowe and Gao Hong has been nominated for an
Upper Midwest Emmy Award
. The full nomination list

Monday, October 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gao Hong, Composer and Pipa Soloist with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra Outreach Concert
Gao Hong’s pipa concerto, Flying Dragon

Yuri Ivan, Conductor
Legacy Adult Daycare, 800 Boome Ave. N, Golden Valley, MN. 55427

Saturday, October 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gao Hong, Composer and Pipa Soloist with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra Concert
Gao Hong’s pipa concerto, Flying Dragon

Yuri Ivan, Conductor
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 5426 12th Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN
Free and Open to the Public
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Sunday, October 30, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
INVITE THE MOON TO DANCE
Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Global Music Ensemble with CAAM Dance Theater
Gao Hong, Director

Carleton College Kracum Performance Hall, Northfield, MN
Free and Open to the Public. More Info

Thursday, November 17, 2022
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gao Hong and Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble Members
International Music Series

DuFresne Performing Arts Center, Winona State University
Winona, MN

Friday, November 18, 2022
10:45 am -11:30 am
Gao Hong's Lecture: Chinese Music
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN

Sunday, November 27, 2022
8:30 am - 11:30 am (Beijing Time)
Gao Hong, Guest Speaker (特邀专家)
The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Traditional Chinese Music
"Research on the Construction of Chinese Classical Music System" Forum
by Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China
中国传统音乐学会第 22 届年会 “中国古典音乐体系建设研究”论坛
主办单位中央音乐学院研究院、音乐学系

Wednsday, November 30, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gao Hong, Composer and Pipa Solo
Embrace the Holidays-Chinese Music Concert White Bear Lake Hanifl Performing Arts Center
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Sunday, December 4, 2022 
6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Gus Holley, Pipa Soloist with the UC Berkeley Chinese Music Ensemble
Gao Hong's Pipa Concerto Flying Dragon world premiere of Chinese Music Ensemble
version
University of California at Berkeley, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, CA

Thursday, December 29, 2022
8:00 pm 
Gao Hong's Composition "Celebration" for Orchestra 
The Asian Cultural Symphony of the USA.
Dennis Friesen-Carper, Conductor

Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, NYC. 

Friday, January 20, 2023
10:30am
Music of China
Legacy Adult Daycare, Golden Valley, MN

Friday, January 20, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gao Hong's Solo Concert
RidgePointe of Minnetonka, MN

Sunday, January 22, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Gao Hong with the Bakken Ensemble
Zhao Lin, Zhao Jiping | Red Lantern for pipa and string quartet

Cece Belcher, violin
Jenni Seo, viola
Gao Hong, pipa

MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN
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Friday, January 27, 2023
7:00 pm
Gao Hong with The Orchestra Now
Zhou Long's King Chu Doffs His Armor Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra

Conductor, Jindong Cai
Gao Hong, pipa

Sosnoff Auditorium, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, NY.

Saturday, January 28, 2023
3:00 pm
Gao Hong with The Orchestra Now
Zhou Long's King Chu Doffs His Armor Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra

Conductor, Jindong Cai
Gao Hong, pipa

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Sunday, January 29, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gao Hong with ProMusica Minnesota
Lunar New Year Concert
Gao Hong's Quiet Forest, Flowing Stream

Gao Hong, pipa
Rui Du, violin
Richard Belcher, cello
Bethel Balge, piano

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Sunday, February 19, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Global Music Ensemble
Gao Hong, Director

Carleton College Kracum Performance Hall, Northfield, MN
Free and Open to the Public. More Info

Sunday, March 5, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gao Hong, Composer and Pipa Soloist with the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis
World Premiere of Gao Hong’s pipa concerto, Musical Journey

Cary John Franklin, Conductor
Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis , MN
Free and Open to the Public. More Info

Wedneasday - Friday, March 8-10, 2023
OPEN SPACE
FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC
Featuring Composer Chen Yi and Composer/Pipa Player Gao Hong

University of Northern Colorado Commons, CO. More Info

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gao Hong, Guest Speaker
CHINESE MUSIC IN AMERICA

The American Association of University Women St. Paul Branch
St. Paul, MN

March 29 – April 15, 2023
Tour of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Minnesota by Gao Hong's Cross-Cultural Music Duo/Trio

March 29-30, 2023
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459

April 1, 2023
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

April 2-4, 2023
Alfred University
Alfred, NY 14802

April 5–6, 2023
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

April 11, 2023
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, MN 56601

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Noon - 1:00 pm
Gao Hong with Speaking in Tongues
Schubert Club Courtroom Concert

Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN
Free and Open to the Public. More Info

Thursday, April 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Asian Fusion – multicultural concert featuring Gao Hong and Friends - master musicians
from San Francisco, New York City, Miami and London
MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN. More Details to Come

April 14, 2023
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
Faribault, MN 55021

April 15, 2023
Carleton College
Northfield, MN 55057

Friday, April 21, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gao Hong, Soloist with the Minnesota Sinfonia
Jay Fishman, Conductor
First Covenant Church
1280 Arcade Street, St. Paul, 55106
Free and Open to the Public. More Info

Saturday, April 22, 2023
2:00 pm - 3::00 pm
Gao Hong, Soloist with the Minnesota Sinfonia

Jay Fishman, Conductor
Holy Cross Catholic Church
1621 University Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 55413
Free and Open to the Public. More Info

Sunday, May 13, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Carleton College Chinese Music Ensemble and Global Music Ensemble
Gao Hong, Director

Carleton College Kracum Performance Hall
Northfield, MN
Free and Open to the Public.

Sunday, May 22, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Carleton Symphony Band and Chinese Music Ensemble
Claire Larson, Director
Gao Hong's Celebration for Mixed Wind and Chinese Music Ensembles version - world premiere

Carleton College Kracum Performance Hall
Northfield, MN
Free and Open to the Public.