Cultural Diplomacy “Beethoven in Beijing” Screening, Q&A
April 21 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“Beethoven in Beijing,” a feature-length documentary, spotlights the explosive growth of classical music in China since the 1973 tour of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic. At the invitation of President Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, the orchestra used music to help dismantle 25 years of isolation between the two countries.
Join us on Friday, April 21 for a special screening of the award-winning documentary followed by a discussion on cultural diplomacy with Alison Friedman, executive and artistic director for Carolina Performing Arts, and a Q&A session with Jennifer Lin, producer and co-director. For 31 years, Lin worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer as a reporter, including posts as a foreign correspondent in China, a financial correspondent on Wall Street, and a national correspondent in Washington, DC.
This event is part of Carolina’s second-annual Diplomacy Week hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs.