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Yan Pang: “One-Log Bridge” Concert Premiere

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

The world premiere of the One-Log-Bridge concert adaptation.

This concert adaptation of One-Log Bridge has been created especially for the Alphabet City stage and audience, exploring (through music) cross-cultural exchange as well as the latitudes of the human experience—from pain and hurt to community and joy. One-Log Bridge is the creation of composer Yan Pang, who combined elements of traditional Chinese opera and American musical theater to produce a unique show that premiered in December 2023 at the New Hazlett Theater. Based on Yan Pang’s own story, the play tells the story of an aspiring composer from China moving to America to pursue their dream. What will they find stateside? Friendship, community, and love? Or racism, humiliation, and alienation? What about both? 

A Note from Yan Pang: “My creations intricately interlace Chinese and American cultural aspects. This amalgamation generates harmonious tensions that serve as the foundation for performances addressing social justice, belonging, and my own experiences as a first-generation Chinese immigrant woman. One-Log Bridge endeavors to transcend norms, challenging expectations by venturing beyond the confines of traditional classical composition.”

This program features a concert and dance performance followed by a talkback with the performers. 

About the Creator:

Yan Pang (she/they) is a composer, performer, and scholar. She is a visiting assistant professor of music at Point Park University. She received her Ph.D. in music with a minor in theater arts & dance from the University of Minnesota. Her work focuses on intercultural composition and performance. A selection of her textbooks includes Cool Math for Hot Music, All About Music, Basic Music Technology, and The Future of Music (co-authored with Guerino Mazzola et al.) by Springer.

Featured Artists: 

Yan Pang: Librettist & Composer

Madison Thongmonkolchai: Director | Assistant Director / Assistant Stage Manager

Jill Musser: Media Design

Jason Noer: Choreographer

Richard Keitel: Director

Simone Hunt: Assistant Director/Dramaturg

Rianne Lindsey: Lighting Design

AJ DePetris: Music Director

Yang Jin: Pipa Player

PJ Roduta: Percussionist

Cora Reddinger: Photographer/Media Design

Madison Gasper: Graphic Designer

Stella Frazer: Scenic Design

Emmaline Naud: Scenic Design

Lauren Wijangco: New Hazlett Stage Manager

Ayden Freed: J-Sun Understudy

Alyssa Daley: Social Media Maker

Amanda Sun: Yan | Soprano

Mimi Jong: Min | Alto

Lulu James: Faye | Alto

Ben Heavner: Issac | Tenor-Bass

Braden Stroppel: J-Sun | Tenor

Eli Plummer: Understudy David | Bass

Julia Resnick: Understudy Faye

Arden Adams: Alto

About Your Visit: 

The in-house restaurant 40 North is open for dinner from 5–9pm. Please visit Open Table or call 412-435-1111 to make a reservation.

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March 10
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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