EastRiver Ensemble

As part of the Mencius commitment to bridging between east and west “Artists from China” is our long-standing program of discovering and showcasing emergent artists from the ‘Old Country’.

As Program Agent

We reach out to folk music and theatrical groups from China in order to promote them with performing arts centers, theme parks and festival grounds in the United States. Simply put, we serve as your program agent and consultant: we make accessible sampling of artistic works to presenters and see to all matters of the artists’ contracts, terms and compensations and their travel arrangements to the US.

As Program Host

We periodically organize tours and festivals wherein outstanding artists from China are invited under the auspices of Mencius Society for the Arts to come perform in the United States alongside local New York based artists. Other organizations and presenters in the United States are welcome to co-sponsor such events with us.

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NYC Chinese Music Youth Award
DEADLINE: October 14, 2015
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Cultural Heritage Workshop
members of the Mencius Youth Orchestra perform on stage

Youth Orchestra performance

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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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