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City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view a list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, January 24 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Join musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for East Meets West: Influences of China on US Art. This program celebrates the eclectic work of Chinese composer Qigang Chen and Chinese poet Huang Xiang. Hosted by Earl Lee, the program features members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Earl Lee will discuss Qiguang Chen’s unique character, identity, social activism and Chinese influence on western art contextualizing the music. Local writers will complement the evening by reading selected poems by COA’s first writer-in-residence Huang Xiang.