Ji Zhenhua, a leading performing artist of the prestigious
Shanghai Kunqu Troupe, will appear as the lead in the
premiere of the N.Y. Kunqu Society's production of
"Fifteen Strings of Cash" at the Miller Theater of
Columbia University at on Sunday, October 3.
On Saturday, September 25 at , Master Ji, at the
invitation of the Renwen Society of China Institute, is
giving a lecture in Chinese on the dramatic power of
"Fifteen Strings of Cash." He will also discuss
the art of the Kunqu elderly-man role type and his part, one
of his signature roles, in "Fifteen Strings of
legendary Kunqu performer with a tenor of extraordinary
resonance, richness and purity, a star on television in China, and an eloquent
speaker, Mr. Ji Zhenhua will also demonstrate his
distinguished performing style and sing selected arias.
Recipient of the Plum Blossom Award, the highest theatrical
award in China, Mr. Ji will provide
the New York aficionados of
classical Chinese theater with a rare opportunity before his
performance to appreciate his exemplary artistry, as well as
"Fifteen Strings of Cash," one of the finest
dramas in Kunqu.
Chen, President of the N.Y. Kunqu Society will preside over