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Christopher Tin conducts debut concert at Carnegie Hall / New China

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Music should be "the hammer that breaks down cultural barriers" in an age of rising populism and protectionism, Chinese American producer Christopher Tin, a two-time Grammy Award winner, has said. California-born Tin conducted his debut concert at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan on Sunday. The event was presented by the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY).

The DCINY composer-in-residence led a mass choir of singers performing his classical crossover album Calling All Dawns with a full orchestra. "The message in all of my music, and this concert in particular, is one of the beauty of cultural and linguistic diversity," said Tin in an interview with Xinhua. "The message is that despite our differences in language, culture, and skin color, we're still connected by common human experiences. The work that I performed, Calling All Dawns, is sung in twelve different languages: including Mandarin, Polish, Farsi, Hebrew, and more. All the songs relate to life, death, and rebirth," he added.
(Photo credit: Dan Wright Photography/DCINY Productions)

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