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Taiwanese Instrumental Music Today: A Roundtable Discussion with Soloists of the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan and U-M Faculty

  • 500 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Presented By: The Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments
  • Dates: October 2, 2023
  • Location: Weiser Hall, 10th Floor
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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Soloists from the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan and University of Michigan faculty will engage in a roundtable discussion about the history and development of Taiwanese musical culture. Faculty panelists include: Amy Cheng (Piano Performance), Joseph Lam (Musicology), David Rolston (Chinese Literature), and Julie Zhu (PAT and Composition), with opening remarks by Ann Lin (Director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies).

The roundtable will be preceded at 4:30 by a light reception. This event is hosted by the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.

The National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan (NCO) is a national level orchestra formed by elite professionals from the world of traditional Chinese music. It aims to explore traditions of the region as well as to embrace music of the contemporary era. The orchestra strengthens the foundation of Taiwan’s traditional music through composition, conveys Taiwan’s aesthetic and artistic taste through performance, and aims to promote the music of Taiwan on the international stage.