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 1st – March 2nd, 2014.
Inaugurated in the 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, Dance and Music Troupe of Qinghai and the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Four soloists from the Mongolian National Opera will join forces with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus in performances of Verdi’s Requiem.
The 2014 Pan-Asian Music Festival is sponsored in part by:
- The Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China
- Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
- Mongolian Ministry of Culture
- Qinghai Province Department of Culture and Media
- Shangri-la Folk Music Preservation Association
- Albert Yu and Mary Bechmann Foundation
- Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford
- Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
- The Confucius Institute at Stanford
- Department of Music at Stanford
- Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford and the Tibetan Studies Initiative
- School of Humanities and Sciences