January 28. Here’s a savory serving of wonderful world music to warm your winter. This afternoon concert on the Sosnoff Stage of at Bard College’s shimmering Fisher Center features the China Central Conservatory Chamber Orchestra and soloists performing on traditional Chinese instruments with the school’s The Orchestra Now and guest conductor Jindong Cai. A Stanford University faculty member, Cai guest conducts the China National Broadcasting Symphony, the National Ballet Theater of China, and the Shanghai Symphony.
The program includes new music by Chinese composers written for traditional indigenous instruments—erhu, pipa, and guzheng—and symphony orchestra. (The Orchestra Now performs Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” February 3-4.) 3-m. $10. Annandale-on-Hudson. (845) 758-7900.