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Festival of Asian Music

We have many talented musicians and music lovers among our members (Hi Ikuko!), so I am delighted to let you know that the University of Michigan, in coordination with several international community organizations, is organizing the Fall 2023 Festival of Asian Music. There are going to be several free concerts, master classes and discussions.


September 16th, 5:30 pm: The Fall 2023 Festival of Asian Music starts with “Asian Music and Its Traditions” - a Roundtable Discussion, at the Watkins Lecture Hall in the Earl V. Moore Building, 1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The roundtable discussion is free and no tickets are required.


September 30th, 5 pm: “Playing Traditional Korean Sanjo on the Violin” (Concert). Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The concert is free and no tickets are required.


October 1st, 4 pm: “Silk Strings and Bamboo Pipes: An Introduction to Taiwanese Music and Chinese Instruments” (Instrument Demonstration). Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, 343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free - no tickets required.


October 2nd, 5 pm: “Taiwanese Instrumental Music Today: A Roundtable Discussion with Soloists of the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan and U-M Faculty”. Weiser Hall, 10th floor (U-M Central Campus) 500 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free - no tickets required.


October 3rd, 1 pm: “Side-by-Side: Soloists of the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan with the Residential College Chinese Orchestra” (Open Rehearsal). East Quad Building, room B424 (Central Campus), 701 East University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free - no tickets required. Free - no tickets required.


October 3rd, 5 pm: “Traditional Instruments, Innovative Techniques” (Master Class/ Instrument Demonstration). Kevreson Rehearsal Hall. Earl V. Moore Building, 1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free - no tickets required.


October 3rd, 7:30 pm: “Flutes and Reed Instruments in Traditional Chinese and Contemporary Taiwanese Music” (Master Class/ Lecture). Watkins Lecture Hall in the Earl V. Moore Building, 1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free - no tickets required.


October 4th, 12 pm: “Bowed and Plucked Instruments in Traditional Chinese and Contemporary Taiwanese Music” (Master Class/ Lecture). Organ Studio, Earl V. Moore Building, 1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free - no tickets required.


October 4th, 7:30 pm: “Splendid Sounds of Taiwan: Soloists of the National Chinese Orchestra of Taiwan” (Concert). Hill Auditorium, 825 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free - no tickets required.


Find out more about the individual Taiwanese musicians coming this Fall here.





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