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Traditional Instruments, Innovative Techniques

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
5:00-6:00 PM
Kevreson Rehearsal Hall Earl V. Moore Building Map
The U-M Gamelan Ensemble, directed by performer Gavin Ryan, will host soloists from the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan for a second instrument demonstration. NCO musicians will discuss new and experimental methods for playing on traditional Chinese instruments, as well as how instrument technology has developed in recent history. In addition, they will preview their Wednesday Gala Performance by discussing modern adaptations of Taiwanese folk music. This demonstration is open to the public and well-suited for university students and community members.

The National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan (NCO) is a national level orchestra formed by elite professionals from the world of traditional Chinese music. It aims to explore traditions of the region as well as to embrace music of the contemporary era. The orchestra strengthens the foundation of Taiwan’s traditional music through composition, conveys Taiwan’s aesthetic and artistic taste through performance, and aims to promote the music of Taiwan on the international stage.

The William P. Malm 2023 Performance Series
October 1-4, 2023

This residency is made possible through the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, with additional support from the Michigan Taiwanese American Organization, U-M Lieberthal Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, U-M East Asia National Resource Center, U-M School of Music,Theatre & Dance, and U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

Part of the U-M Fall 2023 Festival of Asian Music
Building: Earl V. Moore Building
Cost: Free - no tickets required
Event Type: Performance
Tags: Culture, Diversity, Free, In Person, Music, North Campus, Talk
Source: Happening @ Michigan from School of Music, Theatre & Dance, International Institute, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Center for World Performance Studies

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