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Symposium: Arts and Music from Tibet

Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)

Symposium: Arts and Music from Tibet

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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 will demonstrate various types of Tibetan traditional and monastic music.

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Stanford University
Bing Concert Hall - Studio
327 Lasuen Street
Stanford, CA 94305

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)

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Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival

The Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with a series of concerts and cultural events featuring unique and talented artists from Tibet, Mongolia, and around the world February 1 – March 1, 2014.


Inaugurated in 2004-2005 season, 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 a traditional Chinese New Year Concert by the Stanford Symphony Orchestra with renowned guest soloists, followed by a unique, two-weekend long celebration of traditional Tibetan and Mongolian music and dance by two visiting ensembles, the Tibetan Opera and Music Troupe and the Mongolian State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet.

For more information or schedule of events, visit panasianmusicfestival.stanford.edu.

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