This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
Spring Festival of World Music: Music of China Ensemble and Bluegrass and Old-Time String Ensemble
The Music of China Ensemble will perform traditional Jiangnan silk and bamboo music, an aria from the Kun Opera, and a Chinese folk dance at this festival at UCLA.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology, and the Hammer Museum jointly present a Spring Festival of World Music. This lively series of international rhythms, sound, and dance is performed by UCLA students and faculty.
2pm MUSIC OF CHINA ENSEMBLE, Chi Li, director The Music of China Ensemble will perform traditional Jiangnan silk and bamboo music, an aria from the Kun Opera, and a Chinese folk dance. Jiangnan silk and bamboo music was developed in the Shanghai region and features the erhu as the silk stringed instrument and the dizi as its bamboo flute.
3:30pm BLUEGRASS AND OLD-TIME STRING ENSEMBLE The Bluegrass and Old-Time String Ensemble performs music from the southern Appalachian region of the United States. Professor Anthony Seeger grew up playing the banjo and singing with his parents and sister. He is a nephew of Pete, Mike, and Peggy Seeger, and former director of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 for 3 hours.
Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
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