Music of the Near East Ensemble and Music of China Ensemble Concert

Saturday, June 3, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Schoenberg Music Building - Schoenberg Hall

Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz 2017

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Ethnomusicology
(310) 825-5947
ethnopub@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu

Website

https://www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/music-of-the-near-east-...

Additional Information

The Near East Ensemble presents music and instruments from the Arab world. Its repertoire includes old court music genres from the Ottoman era, mystical works related to the Sufi Islamic sect, modal and drum improvisations, nightclub pieces, and songs from rural folk celebrations.

The Music of China Ensemble performs arias from Kun opera of the 16th century, "silk-and-bamboo" wind and string music from the Shanghai area, folk dances for festive celebration, zheng zither music in the Keijia style from Canton Province, music for large percussion ensembles, and modern compositions for traditional Chinese wind and string ensembles.

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