EastRiver Ensemble

of music, theater, dance & more

EastRiver is an elastic performance group, rooted in China and definitively New York. EastRiver will interplay Chinese music, new music, world music, lion dance and stagecraft and acrobats, plus all manner of gossip, nodding and laughter; yet as you come away from the show, you would have learned a lot and you will recall the group’s virtuosic flair and flamboyant “kungfu”.

“EastRiver” was so named for its lucky charm powers to ensure smooth traffic — in honor of the river that conjoin the boroughs of New York City; “EastRiver” also honors the larger spirit of creative flow and harmony.

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NYC Chinese Music Youth Award
DEADLINE: October 14, 2015
Download application here

Cultural Heritage Workshop
members of the Mencius Youth Orchestra perform on stage

Youth Orchestra performance

For more information on courses, browse our bulletin here.



In-House News

Sept 19, 2015

Mencius Youth Chinesse Orchestra (MYCO), our senior youth orchestra, performed at Staten Island's Snug Harbor for the mid-autumn fesitval on September 19, 2015. Stay tuned for more updates!


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