On August 10th, CGCC Foundation sponsored New York Chinese Opera Society’s (NYCOS) “2019 Summer Concert of Chinese Opera” event at the Queens Library in Flushing. Hosted by NYCOS and the NYCOS Youth Troupe, the event featured a full-length performance of the well-known Chinese opera show “Catch and Release Cao.”
The show starred talented NYCOS Youth Troupe members, Zexin Li and Bin Ma and special guest artists Yucheng Ren and Bo Li.
In Chinese opera, it is often rare for a female performer to depict a leading male role as it is particularly difficult to successfully adjust the female vocal range to match a male’s vocal range.
Throughout the show, NYCOS Youth Troupe member Zexin Li excelled in her portrayal of the leading male role, country magistrate “Chen Gong”. Li who has been practicing Chinese Opera for over 10 years, first trained for many years back in China, and later joined the NYCOS Youth Troupe as a leading performer.
At this event, CGCC members joined local community members in watching the show’s talented cast, spending a wonderful weekend afternoon enjoying this traditional Chinese art form.
CGCC Foundation extends great thanks to the New York Chinese Opera Society and the NYCOS Youth Troupe for their wonderful performance and to the CGCC members who attended the event.
CGCC Foundation looks forward to continuing to make active contributions to the communication and promotion of traditional Chinese art in the United States.
Chinese Opera is a performing art in China, amalgamating music, literature, drama and visual art. It represents the quintessence of traditional Chinese culture. New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS) was founded in 2006. This non-profit organization has engaged a number of people interested in Chinese Opera and in Chinese culture in general. Its mission is to introduce and promote Chinese traditional opera, increasing its popularity in the U.S. Since its foundation, NYCOS has organized a variety of cultural events, including public performances, community activities and workshops, to bridge cultural differences and foster diversity. To fulfill this mission, the NYCOS Youth Troupe and the Calligraphy Program, as functions under the NYCOS, provide opportunities for greater engagement in traditional Chinese culture.
Learn more here: http://nycos.org
About CGCC Foundation:
Established in 2014, CGCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The mission of CGCC Foundation is to deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and China through research, public charity and engagement in economic, cultural and social exchanges.