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.
The 2014 Pan-Asian Music Festival is sponsored in part by:
- Albert Yu and Mary Bechmann Foundation
- Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous County
- Mongolian Ministry of Culture
- Shangri-la Folk Music Preservation Foundation
- Qinghai Province Department of Culture and Media
- The School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
- Stanford University Department of Music
- Stanford University Center for East Asian Studies
- The Confucius Institute
- East Asian Languages and Cultures
- Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford and the Tibetan Studies Initiative