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Thion Diop
Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop wraps up the School's Performing Ethnomusicology Series Friday, March 11 with a workshop and concert of traditional West African music. His appearance is the final event in the School's Winter Quarter Performing Ethnomusicology Series, an array of lectures, seminars, concerts and workshops organized by the School's Ethnomusicology division. A master of the djembe, sabar, tama (talking drum), and djun djun, Thione Diop has been based in... Read more
School of Music student Geoffrey Larson has co-founded a fresh new orchestra making waves in the local classical music community. His Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra will appear at Meany Theater Feb. 28 alongside members of the UW Baroque Ensemble (See our events calendar for details). Read more about the group in a recent article in the Seattle Times.
Cesar Castro
Performer, luthier, and scholar Cesar Castro will lead a lecture and discussion on the art of son jarocho Friday, February 25 at the School of Music, the next event in the School's Performing Ethnomusicology Series. A native of Veracruz, Mexico, Cesar Castro is a luthier and an adept musician in the tradition of son jarocho. A member of the famed group Mono Blanco, Castro has been an active participant in the nuevo movimiento jaranero, a movement to restore the... Read more
Deborah Wong
A February 18 lecture and seminar by Deborah Wong, professor of music at the University of California, Riverside, is the next event in the School's Performing Ethnomusicology Series, running through Winter Quarter 2011. A February 25 appearance by Antonio Garcia de Leon has been cancelled; in his place, performer and scholar Cesar Castro will lead a leture and seminar on the art of son jarocho. An ethnomusicologist specializing in the musics of Thailand and Asian America, Wong is the... Read more
Ryo Yanagitani
Guest pianist Ryo Yanagitani will participate in a panel discussion on careers in music and present a guest artist recital during his visit to the School of Music February 18 and 19. Winner of the Tenth San Antonio International Piano Competition, Yanagitani performs works by Debussy, Chaminade, and Chopin, including the complete Chopin Ballades, during his recital Saturday, February 19, 1:30 p.m., at Brechemin Auditorium. On Friday, February 18, he joins a group of music professionals in a... Read more