oming World Music Events

Talk to Ron to discuss the possibility of attending music Workshops at La Peña Cultural Center, Ashkenaz, or elsewhere, instead of a concert report, or doing another type of fieldwork.

India Currents has a calendar listing many local and inexpensive events

Askenaz  Music and Dance Community Center, and Freight an Salvage have too many qualifying events to list! Check out their calendar of events, and check with Ron to see if your event of interest qualifies for your concert attendance

Brazilian Pagode Tuesday nights at Brittania Arms in Cupertino. check Facebook 

page for ongoing events.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 5-8 pm. Ghazal Tarang, Ghazal Concert by Anupama Chandratreya. Grant Park Community Center – 1575 Holt Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024.

Sunday, Oct 8, 7 pm. Janam: Stirring, Soulful Sounds of the Balkans and Near East. Venue: SF Swedenborgian Church. 2107 LYON STREET, SAN FRANCISCO Tickets, $20

Sat Oct 14, 7=9 pm. Classical Indian Vocal Concert with Esha Bandyopadhyay at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center Cost $20. Tickets

Friday, Oct 14, 2017. 4:00 pm. Carnatic Violin Concert 
Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, Santa Clara

Saturday, Oct 14, 7 pm. Gamelan Sari Raras. Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Javanese Gamelan | October 14 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

Ben Brinner, co-director

Midiyanto, co-director ment of Music’s Javanese gamelan classes have introduced over a thousand students to the musical traditions of Central Java and presented noon and evening concerts every semester in Hertz Hall. These classes are currently taught by Midiyanto, a Javanese musician and dhalang (shadow play performer). Other Javanese musicians who have taught at UC Berkeley include K.R.T. Wa sitodipuro, Santosa, and Heri Purwanto. Past instructors have also included Jody Diamond, Daniel Schmidt, Joan Suyenaga, Marc Perlman, Andrew Weintraub, Lisa Gold, and Peter Garellick.
The ensemble plays on an exquisite set of instruments named Gamelan Kyahi Udan Mas, donated to the Department of Music by Sam and Louise Scripps, who also donated an equally beautiful set of shadow puppets which are used in Sari Raras’s shadow play performances.
Students in the beginning class learn to play many of the instruments in the gamelan. Intermediate and advanced students may learn the more difficult instruments.
Concert repertoire consists of traditional and contemporary gamelan compositions.

 $16 General Admission,  $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+,  $5 UCB students

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Oct 21, 2017, 6:00 pm. Unnikrishnan Live In Concert With Band 
India Community Center, St. Milpitas CA

October 25 – October 29, 2017  |  Music Center Recital Hall, UCSC. PACIFIC RIM MUSIC FESTIVAL - FROM THE ROOT TO THE LIVING TRADITION 

 Free Admission for all 5 concerts!

Ron recommends the following two concerts as most appropriate for this class:

1. Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:30 PM. Opening Concert: FROM THE ROOT

Traditional Court Music, Folk Music & Dance. Korea National Gugak Center (National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts), Creative Traditional Orchestra

5. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:00 PM

Closing Concert: LIVING TRADITION. Creative Traditional Orchestra of National Gugak Center. Conductor: CHUNG Chi-Yong

New works by BAEK Dae-Ung, Chinary Ung, David Evan Jones, Edmund Campion, George Lewis, LEE Geonyong, Shih-Hui Chen, and New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composer’s program: Madeline Schmidt and LEE Sangjin

Saturday, Oct 28, 3 pm and 8 pm: Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley. tickets, $20+

Saturday (afternoon) October 28 at 2:30pm. 331 Union Street in Santa Cruz. $25 donation. RSVP: . 

From Steve Pallazzo: "There's still some room for the Choro Das 3 concert this saturday (Oct 28) in our back yard. It looks like we're gonna have the great weather that we ordered up for this one! We'll have our sun canopies up and lemonade & water available for all.

 The choro gals arrived in California earlier this week, and delighted in taking in our unusually warm (hot) weather for late October. Elisa (mandolin) and Lia (guitar) wasted no time in posting a Youtube video of themselves playing a duet on the deck of their host family up in the mountains of Los Gatos. In one day, it has has more than 400 hits already! 

They played last night to an enthusiastic crowd at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage and are looking forward to playing for their Santa Cruz friends that they have made in the past four years of visiting here (usually at the Mandolin Symposium up at UCSC in years past)."

Sunday, Oct 29, 4 pm. Cascada de Flores presents A Musical Altar for our Muertos. Old First Concerts, 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco. Tickets $5 +

Nov. 1, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz

Habib Koité & Bamada – 7pm

Habib Koité & Bamada – 9pm

Saturday, Nov. 4, !0 am. Shrimati Alka Deo Marulkar. Indian Vocal Concert. Sai Temple Auditorium, 1221 California Circle, Milpitas 95035 Tickets: $30 (available online or at the gate).

Saturday, Nov. 4, Veena Concert by Nirmala Rajasekar. Eagle Theater, Los Altos High School 201 Almond Avenue - Los Altos. tickets: General: $20, Preferred: $30, Premium: $50, Free for Sponsors. Online Ticket Purchase: Ticket Hungama... 

Smt. Nirmala Rajasekar - Veena
Shri. VVS Murari - Violin
Shri. Tanjore Murugaboopathi - Mridhangam
Shri. Ganesh - Kanjira 

Sunday, Nov 5, 8:00 pm. China National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra. Davies Hall, San Franciscco

East meets West under the baton of Lü Jia with the China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra. A contemporary Chinese work is presented alongside Harrison’s virtuosic Concerto for Pipa and Brahms’ gorgeous Fourth Symphony. 

Sunday, Nov 5, 3 pm. Viva Mexico! Beyond Border Walls. Golden Gate Symphony. A concert of Music. Email: admin@goldengatesymphony.orgPrice Range: $20 to $45, discount for seniors & children. Tickets: (415) 392-4400 Buy Tickets

Prompted by President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra & Chorus invite Bay Area audiences to celebrate the musical traditions of Mexico and beyond. ¡Viva Mexico! Beyond Border Walls presents an eclectic program of live classical music in San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, including everything from Aaron Copland’s El Salón México to Jose Moncayo’s Huapango and contemporary compositions from Bay Area Latino musicians and soloists. Topping off the program, our special guests Coro Redes y Cantos de Chapala, led by their Director General Moisés Real Gómez, arrive from the state of Jalisco, Mexico, to share their signature mixture of ballads and folksongs that have been performed across Mexico since earliest colonial times. Email: Price Range: $20 to $45, discount for seniors & children

Friday, Nov 10. Mexico Musical.  Trianon Theater, 72 North 5th Street San Jose, CA, 95112

Friday, Nov. 10. 7:00- 8:30 pm. Japanese music: Karyobinga Shomyo Kenkyukai: "Daihannya Tendoku-e". Stanford University Memorial Church. Free, but ticket required

Kashōken, an internationally renowned ensemble of Japanese Shingon priests, will perform a Daihannya Tendoku, a “rolling reading” of the Great Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom (Mahāprajñāpāramitā sūtra) at Memorial Church. The Daihannya Tendoku is one of the most important rituals of Japanese Buddhism. It features the "Great Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom," one of the central texts of Mahayana Buddhism; with 600 fascicles, it is is also the longest text in the Buddhist canon. Since the early eighth century, rituals centered on a reading of this sutra have been performed in Japan. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017. 5:00pm. 7:00pm. BAJABO TOMAR SWARNABEENA. Trianon Theatre 72 North 5th StreetSan Jose, CA, 95112. Info: Email: 

An unforgettable evening of Rabindranath Tagore's divine music "Bajabo Tomar Swarnabeena" organized by Kori O Komol, a Tagore Music Studio based in the Bay Area. The show combines group & duet presentations by the students of Kori O Komol, and a dance ballad graced by Internationally renowned Kathak artiste Labonee Mohanta, Indian Classical Violinist maestro Indradeep Ghosh and Internationally acclaimed Tagore singer Nandita Yasmin. Samrat Kakkeri will be on Tabla. The entire show will be accompanied by renowned Bay Area musicians; Pradosh Sarkar in Tabla/Khol, Sujan B. Wadud in Keyboard and Siddhartha Chattopadhyay in Guitar. 

Sun, November 19, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST. Chinese Music Concert. Trianon Theatre 72 North 5th Street San Jose, CA 95112. View Map

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