All-Female Bassoon Quartet Combines Pop and Classical Music for Chinese Audience

All-Female Bassoon Quartet Combines Pop and Classical Music for Chinese Audience
All-Female Bassoon Quartet Combines Pop and Classical Music for Chinese Audience

August 2, Chengdu – U.S. Consulate Chengdu hosted a concert for a visiting American bassoon quartet called “The Breaking Winds” at a local music park. The quartet’s four young women played pop songs with their classical instruments, thoroughly entertaining the crown with their creative performance style, which featured comedic dancing and acting. They also performed with students from Sichuan’s Music Conservatory, playing both American and Chinese hit songs. This program made classical music accessible and relevant to local audience members (particularly youth), presented a style of American musical performance previously unseen in Southwest China, and encouraged women’s empowerment through music.