Spring Festival of World Music

Spring Festival of World Music

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology, and the Hammer Museum jointly present a Spring Festival of World Music. This lively series of international rhythms, sound, and dance is performed by UCLA students and faculty.

2:00PM: Music of China Ensemble, Chi Li, director

The Music of China Ensemble will perform traditional Jiangnan silk and bamboo music, an aria from the Kun Opera, and a Chinese folk dance. Jiangnan silk and bamboo music was developed in the Shanghai region and features the erhu as the “silk” stringed instrument and the dizi as its “bamboo” flute.

3:30PM: Bluegrass and Old-Time String Ensemble

The Bluegrass and Old-Time String Ensemble performs music from the southern Appalachian region of the United States. Professor Anthony Seeger grew up playing the banjo and singing with his parents and sister. He is a nephew of Pete, Mike, and Peggy Seeger, and former director of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.


Location: Annex
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. Cash only. 

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.