Min Xiao-Fen and Rez Abassi

Min Xiao Fen and Rez Abbasi
What World Music should sound like

February 4, 4:00 pm

(Please note later start time)

  • Min Xiao-Fen
  • Thelonious Monk, arr. Min Xiao-Fen
    Monk’s Dream
  • Rez Abassi
    Shadows of Silence
  • Min Xiao-Fen
  • Min Xiao-Fen
  • Min Xiao-Fen
    White Lotus
    The original score to the 1934 classic silent film “The Goddess”
    Live performance with the film

To read Connie Mayo’s program notes, click the link below:
Program Notes


“One of the best known films of China’s cinematic golden age, The Goddess tells the story of a devoted mother who fights to get her young son an education amid criminal and social injustice in China. Min’s score references numerous genres, including Tibetan Buddhist chants, and seeks to traverse existing cultural and musical boundaries by creating a new work filled with deep and soulful musical expression.”

“[An artist who] has taken her ancient Chinese string instrument into the future …”
–Village Voice

“One of the world’s greatest virtuosos …”
-NPR Weekend Edition