The China Project – Concerts – 3,4,5 November 2011

Event Date: 05/11/2011

Book now for one of the three unique musical fusion evenings with Emma Smith and the Silk String Quartert in early November.

Emma Smith, Scottish double bass player, a regular with Eliza Carthy`s band and Gorillaz, to name but two, will join with Silk String Quartet on of Europe’s best professional Chinese music ensembles for classical and contemporary music. Performing on traditional Chinese instruments – the pipa, yangqin, erhu and guzheng – they have performed with collaborators including Lang Lang and Damon Albarn.

Kimho Ip, musical curator at the Confucius Institute for Scotland will join the ensemble playing the Yang Qin.

The China Project explores the blend of Scottish and Chinese musical cultures. Including music by Mo Fan and Lau, the concert also features a new commission by renowned Scottish composer Jim Sutherland. This is a rare opportunity to hear these captivating instruments both in their own musical world and delving into a radical new one, where western and eastern instruments form a wholly new ensemble.

Thu 3 Nov 2011, 7.30pm Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
£12/£10 concession/£5 under 18 – Friends £2 discount.
www.eden-court.co.uk Tel 01463 234234

Fri 4 Nov 2011, 7.30pm The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
£10/£8 concession/£5 students.
Tickets on the door or from www.bongoclub.co.uk Over 18`s only

Sat 5 Nov 2011, 7.30pm Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
£13.75/£11.75 concession
www.bruntontheatre.co.uk TelL 0131 665 2240