Time for the Spring Festival of World Music

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Come tour the world’s great folk and classical traditions, from Bali to Appalachia, from Mexico to Persia, and more!

Continuing a tradition begun in 1960, the Department of Ethnomusicology draws on its incredible collection of world musical instruments to present its annual Spring Festival of World Music. It’s an opportunity for student ensembles to perform and share traditional musics from around the world—including Mexico, India, and West Africa—as they master their instruments.

We invite you to journey with us and experience live the sound of Venerable Dark Cloud, our Javanese gamelan, as well as the erhu, sitar, tabla, guitarrón, vihuela, ‘ud, banjo, concertina, autoharp, atumpan drums, and more.

All concerts are open to the public.

Admission is free.

Each concert begins at 7 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall.

This year’s line-up of concerts includes:

Old Time String Band and Klezmer Music Ensemble
Thursday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.
Schoenberg Hall

Music of India Ensemble and African American Music Ensemble
Friday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.
Schoenberg Hall

Music of Bali Ensemble and Persian Music Ensemble
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.
Schoenberg Hall

Music of Turkey Ensemble and Music of Mexico Ensemble
Friday, June 2, 7:00 p.m.
Schoenberg Hall

Music of Java, Thailand, and Korea Ensembles
Saturday, June 3, 7:00 p.m.
Schoenberg Hall

Music of China Ensemble, Music and Dance of Ghana Ensemble, and Sphere Project Performance
Sunday, June 4, 7:00 p.m.
Schoenberg Hall