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Meet A Musician/ACCENT: Rui Du + Hanna HyunJung Kim

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST


Violinist and Minnesota Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster Rui Du is headlining Meet A Musician/ACCENT with a performance of excerpts from The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto, a piece beloved in China but not as often performed in the United States. Internationally-known pianist Hanna HyunJung Kim joins Rui for this most appropriate way to kick off the Year of the Tiger! Following Rui and Hanna are performances by Gao Hong (PiPa) and Zhengang Xie and Mei Hu (Jing Hu and Yue Qin, respectively).

Rui Du (Violin) and Hanna HyunJung Kim (Piano)
Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Composers: He Zhanhao and Chen Gang


Gao Hong (PiPa)
Dance of Yi People
Composer: Wang Huiran
彝族舞曲- 王惠然


Zhengang Xie (Jin Hu) and Mei Hu (Yue Qin)
1. Climbing Tiger Mountain 打虎上山
2. Peking Opera Classic Selections 京剧曲牌


FRIENDS is partnering with the University of Minnesota China Center to present this ACCENT event at McNamara Alumni Center on the day of Chinese New Year, February 1st.

The 7pm start time kicks off with champagne and deserts followed by the program, and our evening’s emcee, Melissa Ousley, the radio voice of the Minnesota Orchestra on MPR and a host of Classical MPR on Classical24. The musicians will be involved in Q&A with Melissa, taking audience questions throughout the evening. It’s an informal opportunity to get to know these top-caliber musicians and hear them play traditional Chinese instruments on this most special of days!

Get your tickets HERE.

Additional event information:

Parking: The University Ave Ramp (corner of Walnut Street & University Ave SE) is the closest ramp to McNamara Alumni Center – more information HERE.

As a reminder, our Covid-19 Policy is still in effect. Masks are required except while eating or drinking. Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR Covid test within 72 hours of the event will be checked at the entrance. McNamara Alumni Center is a large, wide-open space with good ventilation; we are limiting attendance to allow for appropriate social distancing during this event.

Thank you to Schmitt Music for generously providing the piano for this event.


February 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra
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McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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