october, 2020

octBeethoven in BeijingViewable During The Festival (october) VirtualCategory:Documentary

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How did classical music become a thriving art form in communist China? After being targeted for elimination in the communist revolution, an unlikely visit by the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1973 touched hearts and rekindled a love for the music despite decades of silence. A rich mix of forgotten history, engaging stories and stirring performances, Beethoven in Beijing offers a striking then-and-now look at the cross-cultural power of music. Sponsored by Peppertree Capital

Director: Jennifer Lin, Sharon Mullally

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