San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
.This panel discussion explores the long-term issue of national forms of China in the international context. The evening’s music event revolves around the orchestral performance of the Yellow River Concerto, a classic that expresses the revolutionary ethos by blending folk, indigenous, and local elements into a Western orchestral genre. Four scholars/critics will discuss the assumptions, innovations, and practices that modernize the folk and regional heritages.
· Emily Wilcox, specialist and professor in Chinese traditional dance and music at the University of Michigan
· Christine I Ho, PhD student in art history at Stanford. Area of specialty: national painting and socialism
· Haiyan Lee, associate professor of Chinese and comparative literature at Stanford University
· Sheila Melvin: writer and culture critic
· Moderated by Ban Wang, Professor of Asian Languages and Comparative Literature at Stanford
When & Where
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."
For more information or schedule of events, visit panasianmusicfestival.stanford.edu.