Ethnomusicologists converge Feb. 24

February 16, 2007

Author and faculty member Sean Williams, alumnus Jessica Quintero, and faculty Andy Buchman host the annual conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology Northwest Chapter Saturday, Feb. 24 at The Evergreen State College. Registration is $5 for students and $10 for teachers and independent scholars. Conference registration and events are at the Seminar II Building, room C1105.

The program includes presentations on musics of Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe, and music and social justice. Presenters include faculty from Evergreen, the University of Washington, University of British Columbia and the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Ethnomusicology is the study of music in cultural context.

The conference will end with a performance of Chinese martial and performing arts traditions, including a kunqu opera scene from Tang Xianzu's 1598 classic, "The Peony Pavilion," performed by Evergreen students in the program "Searching for Modern China," staged by Rose Jang. The same program will also be presented the night before, Friday, February 23rd. Both performances will begin at 7:30.

For information about the performances only, call 867-6833, and for more information about the conference call 867-6623.