Sept. 14, 2011 | WMU News
Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music, will lead a pre-concert discussion beginning at 7 p.m.
General admission tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and $5 for WMU students. They are available at the door and through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at millerauditorium.com/som, (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.
The Canadian-based Orchid Ensemble includes: Lan Tung on the erhu, or Chinese violin; Yu-Chen Wang on the zheng, or Chinese zither; and Jonathan Bernard on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating what the Georgia Straight calls "One of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene."
The ensemble has embraced a variety of musical styles to its repertoire, ranging from traditional and contemporary Chinese and world music to jazz and creative improvisation. Orchid Ensemble has been hard at work developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians. Learn more about the group at orchidensemble.com.
The Sept. 28 performance is part of the Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive concert series presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Concerts are held on Wednesdays and showcase guest artists, WMU faculty artists and ensembles, and WMU student groups. Each concert is preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion led by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music.