Go out and listen to something…

January 11, 2007

Shanghai…day 2

Filed under: China Tour 1, China — burnett @ 10:41 am

More later…but this evening had lengthy and chaotic rehearsal at Chinese Television.� The show, entitled something like, “Welcome to the Masters”� features ancient operatic works juxtaposed with modern pop stars.� Definitely aimed at the masses.� A dress rehearsal tomorrow (scheduled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)� then performance at 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan 12, 2007.� It will be live on satellite.� We are doing “Deep Night” for erhu and piano, which has its melodies and style derived from Chinese opera.

� The rehearsals today were 1)� in a freezing room with an out-of-tune piano� 2)� off stage in the dark, while listening to the audio from the house. I figure if we can perform under those circumstances, live TV will be a cakewalk.

Had a fabulous 15 course meal in a private dining room on the� penthouse 49th floor of one of the big skyscrapers.� Truly divine, in terms of the friendly company, quality of the food, and elevation above the planet.� This building, whatever it was, rises adjacent to the world’s tallest, which is just now reaching completion.

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