Jun, 2008

Downtown Artists Unite for China’s Earthquake Victims

Hands together: New York Artists Gather for China Earthquake Relief to Benefit UNICEF

(download flyer in pdf format)


June 14, 2008 @ 3pm
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street (between W 3rd and Minetta Lane)
Tickets: $45 / Group of Four: $125 (Promotional code is: 4UNICEF)

Tickets can be obtained through Theatermania at www.theatermania.com or call (212) 352-3101

OR click on the following link:
OR go to www.theatermania.com and search under Matrix Music Collaborators

Proceeds to benefit U.S. Fund for UNICEF

This special presentation will feature an international line up of artists to include:

Min Xiao-Fen, pipa / Wu Na, Gu Qin / Huang Ruo, composer / Eric Siu, visual artist /
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre / Asian American Writers’ Workshop /

Members of Matrix Music Collaborators:
Yoon Kwon,
violin (acoustic & electric) /
Yuri Namkung,
violin (acoustic & fiddle) /
Wendy Law,
cello / Justin Berrie, flute / Christa Robinson, oboe /
Rachel Calin,
bass / Sheryl Lee, piano & artistic director


Deborah Hertzberg / Serra Hirsch / Daniel Irizarry / Mary Robinette Kowal /
Chris McLaughlin / Jessica Scott / Meghan Williams / Jodi Eichelberger

led by Jane Catherine Shaw and Terry O’ Reilly, co artistic-directors


Drunken Man by Jiu Kuang, based on a famous poet of the western Jin dynasty (265 -420)
Blue Pipa (inspired by Miles Davis) by Min Xiao-Fen
The North of Sunset
by Thelonius Monk, arr. by Min Xiao-Fen
Mo (dedicated to the victims of the Sichuan earthquake) by Min Xiao Fen and Wu Na

Four Fragments for solo violin by Huang Ruo

Excerpts from The Joy Luck Club

a play by Susan Kim, adapted from the novel by Amy Tan
with direction & musical staging by Tisa Chang
Oblivion by Piazzolla

“Super Cop World” video installation featuring mighty Mario and Jackie Chan

designed by Eric Siu
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 by Sergei Prokofiev – a staging with Chinese
Puppets with Matrix Music Collaborators

Involvement/ Support and special thanks to the following:
Asia Society; Asian Cultural Council; Asian American Advertising Media; Franklin Furnace Foundation; UNICEF for U.S. Fund; Chinese Consulate, NY; Chinese Mission to the United Nations; The Players Theatre; Mabou Mines; PS 122; Jeremy Klaperman; Lawrence Uy; Chinatown Ice Cream Factory; Matrix Music Collaborators; Pan Asian Repertory Theatre and Asian American Writers’ Workshop and bluepipa.org

Piano Courtesy of C.Bechstein America
Generously hosted by The Players Theatre

Co-producers: Terry O’Reilly and Sheryl Lee
Marketing Director: Barbara Okishoff
Graphic Designer: Yuan Zhou