The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Gallery Concert “The Sounds of Ancient China”

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM


In elebration of Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, groups of musicians from NAYCO—North American Youth Chinese Orchestra—are stationed throughout the exhibition to perform traditional Chinese compositions that reflect the taste of the dynasties represented in each gallery. The young musicians also briefly describe the history of the traditional Chinese instruments they are playing. The audience may move from group to group, and camp stools are provided for seating.

About the Performance

The North American Youth Chinese Orchestra promotes Chinese traditional music and culture and cultural exchanges between the East and West. Based in Houston, NAYCO was founded in 2012 by Changlu Wu to provide a platform for young musicians, ages 8 to 17, to showcase their talents.

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  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • Drop in! This program is free with your admission to “Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei.”

Directions & Parking

  • Beck Building 5601 Main Street Houston, TX 77005

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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