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Jazz guitarist and Chinese lutes to be featured in Feb. 4 concert in Blue Hill

BLUE HILL — At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Blue Hill Congregational Church (22 Tenney Hill), the Blue Hill Concert Association will present a unique musical performance by Min Xiao-Fen and Rez Abbasi.

Min Xiao-Fen has been described by NPR as “one of the world’s greatest virtuosos.” She plays the pipa, a four-stringed Chinese lute, as well as a sanxian (threestringed lute), ruan (another plucked Chinese instrument) and guqin (a seven-stringed instrument). Min will be joined by Pakistani guitarist Rez Abbasi, considered to be one of the foremost modern jazz guitar players.

The second half of the concert will be the screening of the classic 1934 silent film “The Goddess,” accompanied by an original score composed by Min Xiao-Fen titled “White Lotus” and performed by the two artists.

Please note that due to the inclusion of the film “The Goddess,” this program (and this program only) will start one hour later than usual, at 4 p.m.

For tickets in advance ($35 each), visit bluehillconcertassociation. org/tickets. Admission is free for young people (21 and under) and area music teachers.

Min Xiao-Fen and Rez Abbasi


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