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September 25, 2019 6:30PM


MOCATalks: The Making of Men of Iron and the Golden Spike ???? – a symphonic oratorio honoring the Chinese railroad workers of the American West


Founded in 1980, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street will continue to be a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, while striving to be a model among interactive museums.


Tickets are $15 and include wine and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today! There is an extraordinary story to be told of the thousands of Chinese workers who contributed to the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad 150 years ago. This fall, that story comes to life in an epic symphonic oratorio by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Zhou Long. Men of Iron and the Golden Spike ???? will receive its world premiere on October 1 at Carnegie Hall, performed by Bard College’s The Orchestra Now with Jindong Cai conducting. Join us for a lively discussion with Zhou Long, librettist Su Wei, and Jindong Cai to learn about the conception, creation, and performance of this large-scale symphonic work.

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The Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013