Because of their uniquely fresh, bright, charming and subtle character, Chinese art songs are pearls on the crown of the world's music. They represent the development of twenty centuries of Chinese art songs from 1920 to 1949. Hallis, accompanied by Brian Hallis, her son and pianist, uses her experience with Chinese and Western repertoire and her knowledge of Western music to delight audiences in this one and half hour performance. The pieces range from art songs passed down through generations for more than a thousand years to love songs to contemporary songs written before 1949. An optional two hour lecture is available for an additional $200.
Dr. Shawn (Xiang) Chen Hallis
2405 SW Springwater Dr., Lee's Summit, MO 64081
$1,500 to $2,000
Year-round, weekend or evening preferred.