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Summer Breeze - A Pipa Recital with Minqi Wang

Friday July 12th

Performance at 6:30pm

Reception at 7:30pm

TIME
DATE
$20.00
USD
for members
$25.00
USD
for non-members

Join us for a beautiful evening of music in NSMA's first floor grand gallery space by extraordinary duo Minqi Wang and Anthony Tracia!


This event is sponsored by the New Salem Summer Arts Initiative.


Minqi Wang is a highly skilled pipa player, accomplished music producer, and avid Chinese culture enthusiast based in Massachusetts. Her area of specialization lies in the fusion of Eastern and Western music, which allows her to create a unique sound that seamlessly blends traditional Chinese melodies with contemporary Western sounds.


Minqi's passion for music began at the age of six when she started learning from renowned pipa player Xingzhen Wang, sister of celebrated pipa master Fandi Wang. Since then, Minqi has dazzled audiences worldwide, performing in Germany, the Philippines, Israel, Spain, and beyond. She even was the administrator of the Chinese Orchestra of the China Agricultural University in Beijing. In 2015, Minqi held her first personal pipa recital in Amherst, MA. The same year, she founded the UMass Chinese Culture Association (formerly the Chinese Music Association), which promotes cultural exchange between Chinese and Western arts and provides opportunities for students to showcase their music and dance talents.


Minqi's music is an extraordinary blend of traditional Chinese melodies and modern Western sounds. She has released two successful pipa cover albums, "Pipa String" and "Unique Pipa," Minqi received a master's degree in production, technology, and innovation from Berklee College of Music in 2023, deep dived into the integration of the traditional Chinese musical instrument with electronic music.


Anthony Tracia is an eager music teacher and pianist in the Pioneer Valley. He holds a BM in piano performance and music studies from UMass Lowell and an MM in music education and piano performance from UMass Amherst. As an active member of the community, he organizes and performs in recitals and community outreach with a specialty in traditional Chinese music and culture. Anthony is a licensed teacher in Music, Grades K-12. As Minister of Music for Hatfield Congregational Church, he leads hymns from the organ, directs and sings with the Chancel Choir, and accompanies frequent guest soloists. For samples of his work, you can visit his website at anthonytracia.com.

PAST EVENT

EVENT

Summer Breeze - A Pipa Recital with Minqi Wang

Friday July 12th

Performance at 6:30pm

Reception at 7:30pm

TIME
DATE
$25.00
USD
for non-members
for members
$20.00
USD

Join us for a beautiful evening of music in NSMA's first floor grand gallery space by extraordinary duo Minqi Wang and Anthony Tracia!


This event is sponsored by the New Salem Summer Arts Initiative.


Minqi Wang is a highly skilled pipa player, accomplished music producer, and avid Chinese culture enthusiast based in Massachusetts. Her area of specialization lies in the fusion of Eastern and Western music, which allows her to create a unique sound that seamlessly blends traditional Chinese melodies with contemporary Western sounds.


Minqi's passion for music began at the age of six when she started learning from renowned pipa player Xingzhen Wang, sister of celebrated pipa master Fandi Wang. Since then, Minqi has dazzled audiences worldwide, performing in Germany, the Philippines, Israel, Spain, and beyond. She even was the administrator of the Chinese Orchestra of the China Agricultural University in Beijing. In 2015, Minqi held her first personal pipa recital in Amherst, MA. The same year, she founded the UMass Chinese Culture Association (formerly the Chinese Music Association), which promotes cultural exchange between Chinese and Western arts and provides opportunities for students to showcase their music and dance talents.


Minqi's music is an extraordinary blend of traditional Chinese melodies and modern Western sounds. She has released two successful pipa cover albums, "Pipa String" and "Unique Pipa," Minqi received a master's degree in production, technology, and innovation from Berklee College of Music in 2023, deep dived into the integration of the traditional Chinese musical instrument with electronic music.


Anthony Tracia is an eager music teacher and pianist in the Pioneer Valley. He holds a BM in piano performance and music studies from UMass Lowell and an MM in music education and piano performance from UMass Amherst. As an active member of the community, he organizes and performs in recitals and community outreach with a specialty in traditional Chinese music and culture. Anthony is a licensed teacher in Music, Grades K-12. As Minister of Music for Hatfield Congregational Church, he leads hymns from the organ, directs and sings with the Chancel Choir, and accompanies frequent guest soloists. For samples of his work, you can visit his website at anthonytracia.com.

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Wednesday through Sunday

10AM - 5PM

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Monday and Tuesday

January 1st through February 15th

Major Holidays

LOCATION

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37 South Main Street
New Salem, MA 01355

NSMA IS ACCESSIBLE
DIRECTIONS

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© 2024 New Salem Museum & Academy of Fine Art

HOURS
OPEN

Wednesday through Sunday

10AM - 5PM

CLOSED

Monday and Tuesday

January 1st through February 15th

Major Holidays

© 2024 New Salem Museum & Academy of Fine Art

LOCATION

New Salem Museum and Academy of Fine Art

37 South Main Street
New Salem, MA 01355

NSMA IS ACCESSIBLE
DIRECTIONS

New Salem Historic Town Common off of Route 202

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