Exploring China: The “Middle Kingdom” Through Music & Story

Type: Performance
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: K-8
Scheduling Request

From the grasslands of Mongolia to the high mountain of Yunnan, master musician Shaw Pong Liu takes audiences on a musical journey through historical and contemporary China. Her suitcase packed with languages and musical instruments, Shaw Pong weaves history, geography, the Mandarin language and Chinese folk music in a dynamic exploration of China.

Note: Available live online for remote learning. Outdoor performances also available.

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Chinese Folk Music, History, Culture, Geography, Music, Classical Music

Video: Exploring China
Video: Remote Arts Learning Showcase (Shaw Pong Liu begins at 32:57)


Remote Single (Live): $475

Single Show: $595

Back-To-Back: $1,010

Three-In-A-Row: 1,425

Four-In-A-Row: $1,840

Travel Fee: $45 per day

Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (live):
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.




  • 1 reserved parking space
  • 1 microphone stand with boom
  • 1 armless chair
  • 2 music stands or 1 easel for display of large‐format posters

Performance Space Requirements:

  • Students seated on floor, if possible.
  • Prefer as intimate (small) a space as can comfortably accommodate all audience members.
  • Minimum space for performer: 5x8 feet


  • Covered area with shade
  • Sound system

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 15 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes


Grades should be consecutive.


Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.

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