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Happy Lunar New Year! U-T Details San Diego Events

Thursday, February 19, 2015 is the New Year for many San Diego residents of East and Southeast Asian heritage. There will be many celebrations.  The San Diego Union Tribune details some local events if you’d like to catch one:

The Lunar New Year is already being observed in San Diego with festivals, parades and other cultural events throughout the 15-day affair. If you’re looking for a public event complete with the traditional food, firecrackers and Lucky Lion dancers, there are many in San Diego happening throughout the month.

Find the details, with a list of events, in this U-T article.

Listen to the KPBS Radio story, Lunar New Year Tet Festival Celebrates Vietnamese Heritage.

Events

Night Revels with Pipa Player

The Pacific Trio: Music of China

The 2015 SDSU-CWM World Music Series

The Pacific Trio: Music of China

Admission: $15 general/$12 students (advance purchase or at the door)

Cosponsored by the SDSU School of Music and Dance and the Center for World Music. Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

Night Revels with Pipa Player

The Pacific Trio: Music of China

The 2016 SDSU-CWM World Music Series

The Pacific Trio of Chinese Music: Music of China

Admission: $15 general/$12 students (advance purchase or at the door)

Cosponsored by the SDSU School of Music and Dance and the Center for World Music.

Directions: SDSU Parking Map and Instructions

See the group on YouTube: The Pacific Trio of Chinese Music.

SD Commission for Arts and Culture


 

Night Revels with Pipa Player

The Pacific Trio: Music of China

The 2017 SDSU-CWM World Music Series

The Pacific Trio of Chinese Music: Music of China

Admission: $10 college students • $15 seniors (62+), active military, SDSU affiliates • $20 general

Free Admission for elementary/middle school/high school students

Cosponsored by the SDSU School of Music and Dance and the Center for World Music.

Directions: SDSU Parking Map and Instructions.

See the group on YouTube: The Pacific Trio of Chinese Music.

SD Commission for Arts and Culture


 

Jie Ma: Chinese Pipa Music

This is the last concert in the Center for World Music’s Passport to Worlds of Music 2018-19 series.

Jie Ma:  Chinese Pipa Music

Join us for an evening of traditional and modern Chinese pipa (plucked lute) music, played by internationally acclaimed musician and educator, Jie Ma.

About Jie Ma

Jie Ma PipaJie Ma stands in a long line of traditional Chinese musicians. She began studying music and playing the pipa at age five under the tutelage of her mother, who was herself a well-known musician and educator. Having become a professional musician when she was fourteen, Jie went on to earn a Bachelor of Chinese Music Performance from the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, one of China’s top music schools. She studied under pipa grand masters Wang Fandi, Liu Dehai, and Kuang Yuzhong. She also studied the ruan (another form of Chinese lute) under master Lin Jiliang. Following her studies, Jie taught Chinese music performance and Chinese music appreciation at Liaoning Normal University Conservatory.

Since emigrating to the United States in 2004, Jie has been performing on traditional instruments both as a soloist and as a member of numerous ensembles, including performing symphonic works in the Chinese and Western classical traditions. In recent years, she has been experimenting with the fusion of traditional Chinese music and non-traditional musical forms, as well as collaborating with musicians from around the world.

In pursuit of her passion for sharing traditional music and modern fusion music, Jie has performed in China, Japan, and at a wide variety of venues throughout the United States, both as featured soloist and in ensembles. In 2009, Jie was lauded in the UK newspaper the Guardian as one of the “notable” pipa players in the West.

Jie Ma has dedicated herself to celebrating the rich musical legacy of classical pipa and ruan performance. At the same time—as performer, composer, and producer—she has taken her music into entirely new directions. Her commitment to technical precision, her love of soulful and rich expression, her unique sound, her endless intellectual/musical curiosity, and her love of creativity have endeared her to diverse audiences around the world.

Here’s a sample of Jie Ma’s music on YouTube: a classical piece and a contemporary item.

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Program

This program will be an intimate concert, providing the audience the opportunity to interact with the artist.

6:30pm – Doors open. Light refreshments served prior to the performance.
7:00pm – Performance begins.

This is a casual BYOB event. Feel free to bring wine for yourself and your friends.

We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Because of the intimate and informal nature of the space, seating is limited to 35 guests. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.

Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
City of San Diego Commission for Arts and CultureKalabash School of Music and the Arts