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Mar 3 2024

Global Resonance – A Celebration of Chinese Music’s Influence on Western Classical Music

classical, contemporary, talks, world-music
Schoenberg Music Building

Join the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music on Sunday March 3, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, for a musical afternoon celebrating the influence of traditional Chinese music on Western Classical Music.

1:00 - 1:40 PM Ostin Ensemble Room: Interpretation Class, led by conductor and erhu-ist Li Guangming. Join us with your instruments to study a simple silk and bamboo melody and then learn how to ornament and interpret it in the Chinese Jiangnan style. Open to all instrumentalists and composers.


1:50 - 3:00 PM Lani Hall: Panel Discussion. Join us for a conversation with erhu-ist Li Guangming and flautist He Bin about their musical education, the challenges and opportunities of cross-cultural music, and interpretational differences between Chinese and Western music with regard to rhythm, pitch, dynamics, ornamentation, and more. We may be lucky enough to hear Professors Li and He perform a duet for us.


3:20 - 5:00 PM Lani Hall: Master Class. Join us to hear our HASOM community members Phyllis Pan and Jennifer Jo, and guests from USC Alicia Kim and Paulina Delgado perform for our guest artists. Our guest artists will help them understand the notations of composers Zhou Long, Tan Dun, and Chou Wen-Chung from the perspective of Chinese music.




This event is supported by the Christine and Hugo Davise Fund.

Like most of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.


This event is FREE! No RSVP required. Early arrival is recommended.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $4 for 1 hour to $15 for all day. Evening rates (after 4 p.m.) are $3-$5 for 1 to 2 hours and $10 for all night. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.