Featured Performances
Chinese New Year's Concert

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Bing Concert Hall

Impression Shambhala

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Bing Concert Hall

Mongolia Gala

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Bing Concert Hall

Family Concerts

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2:30pm
Bing Concert Hall, $10 general

Featuring the Stanford Chinese Music Ensemble and Stanford Symphony Orchestra with guest artists, conductor Jindong Cai will present this open rehearsal for the evening’s Chinese New Year concert in a family-friendly format. The family concert will provide a joyous opportunity for parents and children of all ages to welcome the Year of the Horse.

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 2:30pm
Bing Concert Hall, $10 general

This specially programmed event for families and children of all ages highlights the Tibetan Opera, Dance and Music Troupe of Qinghai. Audiences can sample the rich cultural traditions of Tibet through music and dance performed by this talented 40-member ensemble. This event is part of the Bing Nursery School Performance Series.

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 2:30pm
Bing Concert Hall, $10 general

This specially programmed event for families and children of all ages highlights guest artists from the Mongolian State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. Audiences can explore the vivid cultural life of Mongolia through music and dance. The program includes traditional instrumental music, throat singing, and dance.

Academic and Cultural Events

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 11:00am
Bing Concert Hall Studio, free admission

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 Piano 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.

Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Confucius Institute at Stanford.

Panelists:

  • 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: Music scholar and critic
  • Moderated by Ban Wang, Professor of Asian Languages and Comparative Literature at Stanford

Lunch will be served. Admission is FREE but registration is required:

Eventbrite - Panel Discussion: National Form and International Aspirations

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 11:00am
Bing Concert Hall Studio, free admission

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. Dr. Robert W. Clark, Coordinator of the Stanford Tibetan Language Program, will discuss Tibetan Buddhist visual art. Select Tibetan musicians from the Tibetan Opera, Dance and Music Troupe of Qinghai will demonstrate various types of Tibetan traditional and monastic music.

Co-sponsored by the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford and the Stanford Tibetan Studies Initiative.

Lunch will be served. Admission is FREE but registration is required:

Eventbrite - Symposium: Arts and Music from Tibet

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 11:00am
Bing Concert Hall Studio, free admission

Guest speakers include Ms. Oyungerel Tsededamba, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia; Mrs. Bayanmunkh Dorjpalam, Director of the Cultural Heritage Program of the Mongolian Arts Council; Mrs. Tsetsentolmon Baatarnaran, researcher and teacher at Mongolian State University; and Ms. Munkhzul Chuluunbat, General Director of the Mongolian State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet.

Co-sponsored by the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford and the Stanford Tibetan Studies Initiative.

Lunch will be served. Admission is FREE but registration is required:

Eventbrite - Symposium:  Arts and Culture in Contemporary Mongolia