Symposium: Arts and Music from Tibet
Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival Symposium
Lunch will be served. Admission is free but registration is required. Click here to register.
This symposium will feature musicians and scholars from Tibet. Professor Jiayong Qunpei of China's Minzu (Minority Nationalities) University will discuss music from Tibet, especially the Tibetan opera tradition. Reshi Tsering Tan, a popular and well-respected Tibetan recording artist, will share his experience as founder of the Shangri-La Folk Music Preservation Association (SFMPA). SFMPA is a non-profit organization devoted to making field recordings of traditional Tibetan music, especially fast-vanishing religious music. Select Tibetan musicians from the Tibetan Opera and Music Troupe of Qinghai Regong will demonstrate various types of Tibetan traditional and monastic music.
The Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary season with a series of concerts and cultural events featuring unique and talented artists from Tibet, Mongolia, and around the world February 1 – March 2, 2014.
Inaugurated in 2004, the festival is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of music in contemporary Asia. Jindong Cai, the festival’s founder and artistic director, states that "It has been a remarkable ten years during which we have explored many of the rich and diverse musical cultures from Asia. With the festival as our looking-glass, we hope to continue bringing people and traditions from East and West together through music."
The 2014 Pan-Asian Music Festival begins on February 1st with the traditional Chinese New Year’s Concert by the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, followed by a two-weekend long unique celebration of traditional Tibetan and Mongolian music and dance by two visiting ensembles, the Tibetan Opera and Music Troupe and the Mongolia State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. Four soloists from Mongolia National Opera join forces with Stanford Symphony and Symphonic Chorus in performances of Verdi’s Requiem.