Near East Ensemble & Music of China Ensemble

Friday, June 1, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Schoenberg Music Building - Schoenberg Hall

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/203-near-east-ensemble-...

Additional Information

Get ready for a musical adventure when the Near East Ensemble takes the stage with instruments from the Arab world. They’ll perform old court music 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 journey continues with the Music of China Ensemble. The program includes 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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