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{ FOR THE
OF MUSIC }
When the Chinese Opera and Instruments Club
performs, Hodgson says they like to play music that
provides a lovely background sound. Many Chinese
music pieces for the guzheng or erhu paint colorful
images, with titles such as " High Mountain and Flowing
Water " or " Lotus Emerging from Water. " The club also
finds versions of popular songs that are transposed for
their instruments so listeners have something they are
familiar with.
" For background music, we choose calming music
- calm lake or jasmine flowers, " she said. " We do try to
choose music American people can recognize, so (at an
upcoming show) we're going to play Edelweiss from 'The
Sound of Music.' Bob likes Amazing Grace - he loves that
one and wants me to play it over and over again. "
Along with playing music, Hodgson enjoys Chinese
opera, though she has not had the chance to put on an
opera production in The Villages yet. Hodgson explains
that during a particularly difficult time in her life, opera
helped her find a new purpose.
" If I'm talking from my heart, opera saved my life, " she
explained. " By chance, I met an opera teacher at a lecture.
I was very shy and did not have much confidence, and I sat
in the corner and this lecture just touched my heart. I'm
still a big fan of Chinese opera. It's kind of an escape. "
Hodgson practices two types of Chinese opera -
Peking, which combines music, dance, vocal performance
and acrobatics; and Kunqu, an older opera style dating
back centuries.
" (Kunqu) has a lot of history, " she explained. " It's not
loud and high-pitched like Peking opera - it's softer and
has more elegant movements and singing. The words are
pure poetry. We still follow the same music sheet from 600
years ago. "
Hodgson says that she hopes to bring in more people
and eventually put on an opera production with costumes
and full makeup here in The Villages.
The Chinese Opera and Instruments Club meets on the
second and fourth Sunday of every month from 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. at Rohan Recreational Center. Hodgson also says
they plan to have a public recital on September 26, and
anyone interested is welcome to attend.
Ancient sounds and classic opera performances -
Hodgson and the Chinese Opera and Instruments Club
enjoy sharing Chinese culture and music right here in
Florida's Friendliest Hometown.
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AUGUST 2021
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