Red Chamber performs at Willamette University

Willamette University Center for Asian Studies presents a performance by Red Chamber, a Chinese string band, Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Cone Chapel on the second floor of Waller Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Red Chamber features Mei Han, a world-renowned zheng master. The group straddles traditional and contemporary, whether it be ancient Chinese string band music, bluegrass or jazz fusion. These virtuosic performers set the stage on fire with hot licks, power and passion.

Red Chamber takes its inspiration from the traditional Chinese "Plucked String" repertoire that is seldom, if ever, heard in the West. Featuring only plucked strings, the ensemble creates a unique sound while performing a repertoire that spans centuries, including transcriptions from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and modern compositions.

The concert is sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies with support from the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series. For more information call anthropology Professor Pam Moro at 503-370-6645.