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Event Schedule

All events are free and open to the public unless noted. 

Live performances/lectures include (not limited to):

Opening Panel: "Asian Music and Its Traditions," Sept 16, 5:30-7:30pm, Watkins Recital Hall, 1100 Baits Dr., School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD)

East Asia

(Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, Center for World Performance)

  • National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan, Oct 1-Oct 4
    • 10/1 Instrument Demonstration, Ann Arbor District Library, 4:00pm
    • 10/2 Roundtable and Reception, Weiser Hall, 10th Floor, 500 Church St., 5:00pm
    • 10/3 Flutes & Reeds, Watkins Recital Hall, 1100 Baits Dr., 7:30pm
    • 10/4 Plucked & Bowed,  Moore Organ Studio 2110, 1100 Baits Dr., 12:00pm
    • 10/4 Gala Performance, Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., 7:30pm
  • Violin Meets Huqin: A Transnational Sonic Encounter with Xiao Dong Wei and Patrick Yim, Sept 23, Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits Dr., 3:15pm Pre-Concert Lecture, 4:00 Performance
  • Hong Kong Choreography and Dance with Jay Peng Zhang & Terry Tsang, Oct 24
  • CHOP | China Ongoing Perspectives Film Screening: AnDa Union: From the Steppes to the City, November 16, 6:00pm

(Nam Center for Korean Studies; School of Music, Theatre & Dance)

  • Gin Ajaeng Sanjo Performance with Violinist, Soh-Hyun P. Altino, Sept 30, Walgreen Theater, 5:00pm
  • The Creative and Transformative Spirit of Korean Music, Nov 9-10, two public performances (TBD)

(Center for Japanese Studies)

  • Keisuke Yamada, ethnomusicologist, Lecture: "Explosive Sound in Wartime Japan"; Nov 2, Weiser Hall, 500 Church St., 12:00pm
  • Dancer/Choreographer Yasuko Yokoshi, Lecture Demonstration, Nov 30 (TBD)

South Asia

(Center for South Asian Studies, University Musical Society, Center for World Performance)

  • UMS Shakti: 50th Anniversary Tour--John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, & Shankar Mahadevan with very special guest Béla Fleck, Sept 14 ~ ticketed
  • Kathakali Dance Drama with Viswanath Kaladharan and Manoj Kumar, Nov 2 (TBD)

Southeast Asia

(Center for Southeast Asian Studies)

  • Gamelan Concert, Dec. 8  (TBD)

Global Asia

  • Carillon (Burton): Asian and AAPI Resonances ~ Tiffany Ng and Mitty Ma, Oct 18

Closing Panel: "The Future of Asian Music," Dec 9, 5-7:30pm, Watkins Recital Hall, 1100 Baits Dr., School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD)

Learn more about the Festival of Asian Music on the U-M School of Music, Theatre, & Dance website.