Music of China

Ensemble

Music of China at Royce Hall 2017

Music of China

Course Information:
ETHNMUS 68A, 68B, 68C, 168A, 168B, 168C

Director:
Chi Li

 

 

The Music of China Ensemble  performs arias from Kun opera of the 15th century, silk-and-bamboo music from the Shanghai area, folk dances for festive celebration, zheng zither music in the Keijia style from Canton Province, music for large percussion ensemble, and modern compositions for an ensemble of traditional Chinese wind and string instruments. Instructor Li Chi teaches group lessons in all the major Chinese instruments, the most popular of which are the erhu (2-string fiddle), zheng (bridged zither), dizi (flute), yangquin (hammered dulcimer), pipa (4-stringed plucked lute) and ruan (4-stringed plucked lute with a round body). Professor Li occasionally teaches less popular instruments such as the sanxian (3-stringed plucked lute) and qin (7-stringed bridgeless zither) to a small number of interested students.

For information about course enrollment go to the CCLE course website or contact instructor Li Chi.

Music of China Ensemble celebrates its 60th anniversary with fundraiser to provide all students the opportunity to learn and perform traditional Chinese music
As we celebrate the Year of The Dog this Chinese New Year, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music also celebrates the 60th anniversary of our Music of China Ensemble. The Ensemble, established by the late Professor Tsun-Yuen Lui, and now directed by Professor Chi Li, promotes Chinese arts and culture at UCLA and in