Just came back from my talk at Boston College. It’s titled “Peking Opera Percussion: Concept, Luogujing, and Patterns.” This presentation provided an overview of the formation, functions, and use of percussion music in Peking opera performance with live demonstration and some video clips. In the last part of the presentation, students were guided to learn […]
The lecture/ hands-on workshop is titled “Speaking Percussion, Performing Language: Exploring Peking Opera Percussion Music and its Oral Notation.” As part of the 2016 Sound of Dragon Music Festival, this presentation is organized by the Sound of Dragon Society and co-sponsored by the David Lam Center . This presentation took place at FSU’s Harbour Centre and […]
Conducted two Peking Opera Percussion workshops (90 min. for each) at the Cambridge School of Weston last week for the school’s annual Diversity Day program. Small classes. Students were very engaged and came up with many good questions. All did very well in reciting the luogujing and pick up the percussion patterns quickly.
Had a Peking opera percussion workshop with about 90 students from their Mandarin Chinese program at Jonas Clarke School. Happy to see so many curious young souls showing their great interests in learning music from other cultures. Interestingly, for many of them, it’s also a great opportunity to explore their “own” culture. The […]