Chinese Ensembles in New York

Manhattan (Chinatown)

  • Anliang Musical Group Niuyue Anliang Quyi Tuan [Cantonese Opera and Music Club] – renamed 1992 (see New York Elite Music and Opera Society) (approx. 10 members); no fixed schedule for performances
  • Bard Wo Cantonese Opera Association of New York Bard Wo Huigan (lit. “Harmonious Eight Professions” Association) [Cantonese Opera Club] – established 1989 (approx. 70 members); one formal performance each year
  • Chaozhou Hometown Association Chaozhou Music Group Chaozhou Tongxiang Hui Chao Yue Zu [Music Ensemble] – established 1992 (approx. 20-30 members); no fixed schedule for performances
  • Chinese Cultural & Recreation Association of New York Zhonghua Yu Le Xuehui [Peking Opera Club] – established in 1983 (approx. 40-50 members); three to four performance each year
  • Chinese Dramatic and Benevolent Association Min Zh Jushe (lit. “Wisdom of People” Theatrical Association) [Cantonese Opera Club] – established 1926 (as spoken drama club); 1933 (begins to perform Cantonese Opera) (approx. 40-60 members); two formal performances each year
  • Chinese Music Ensemble of New York  Niuyue Zhongghuo Minzu Yuetan [Music Ensemble] – established in 1961 (approx. 40-50 members); approx. forty formal and informal performances each year  <<www.chinesemusicensemble.org>>
  • Chinese Musical and Theatrical Association Zhongguo Yinyue Jushe [Cantonese Opera Club] – officially named in 1931 (previous several years of casual existence) (approx. 30-40 members); no fixed schedule for performances
  • “Clear Rhyme” Peking Opera Association Qing Yun Guoju She [Peking Opera Club] – established in 1990 (approx. 20-30 members); two performances each year
  • Hong Took Tong [Cantonese Opera Troupe] – established 20 May 1853 (ended 1853) (approx. 50 members)
  • Kyew Ching Musical Association Kyew Ching Yinyue She (lit. “Overseas Youth” Musical Association) [Cantonese Opera Club] – established 1956 (approx. 60-70 members); two formal Cantonese Opera performances annually
  • Music From China Chang Feng Zhongyue Tuan (lit. “Long Wind” Chinese Music Ensemble) [Music Ensemble] – established 1984 (approx. 8 members); approx. forty formal and informal performances each year <<www.musicfromchina.org>>
  • Music From Chine Youth Orchestra – established ?? (approx. 35 members) <<www.musicfromchina.org>>
  • New York Chinatown Senior Citizens Center Musical Group Niuyue Huabu Laoren Zhongxin Yinyue She [Cantonese Opera Club] – established 1977 (approx. 10-20 members); several informal performances each year
  • [The] New York Elite Music and Opera Society Niuyue Jingying Yinyue She – established 1985 (renamed Anliang Music Group 1992) (approx. 10 members); no fixed schedule for performances
  • Project Open Door Senior Citizens Center Chinese Music Club Renrui Zhongxin Yinyue She [Cantonese Opera Club] – established 1985 (approx. 20); several informal performances each year
  • Yan Wo Group Yan Wo Jutuan (lit. “Benevolence and Peace” Theatrical Association) [Cantonese Opera Club] – established 1987 (approx. 30 members); first public performance in 1993
  • Wah Sing Chinese Art Association of New York Wah Sing Yinyue Yanjiu She (lit. “The Sound of China” Musical Research Association) [Cantonese Opera Club] – established 1990 (approx. 30-40 members); two performances each year

Manhattan (downtown)

  • Golden Age Club Peking Opera Group Qi Ying Hui Guoju Zu [Peking Opera Club] – established in 1983 (approx. 30-40 members); several informal performances each year

Manhattan (lower – SoHo)

  • [The] Chinese Concert Company [Cantonese Opera Troupe] – established 25 March 1893  (30 members)
  • Swin Tien Lo [Cantonese Opera Troupe] – established 27 May 1889 (ended June 1989) (approx. 50)

Manhattan (uptown)

  • Chinese Opera Club in America Guoju Yaji (lit. Peking Opera “Elegant Gathering”) [Peking Opera Club] – established 1951 (approx. 40 members); one performance each year

Queens

  • Chinese Cultural & Recreation Association of New York Zhonghua Yu Le Xuehui [Peking Opera Club] – established in 1983 (approx. 40-50 members); three to four performance each year
  • “Happiness and Longevity” Peking Opera Association Fu Shou Gouju She [Peking Opera Club] – established in 1990 (approx. 30-40 members); no fixed schedule for performances

 

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See also List of Chinese ensembles and musicians in North America: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TIpcGs6kNUEXPynkGinXkEsrE5ulSU-aWS48gi3k2lg/edit

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