Randi Plake writes in:
Wesleyan’s Taiko Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan, performs the thunderous and thrilling rhythms of Japanese kumi daiko drumming. The Korean Drumming Ensemble, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Jin Hi Kim, plays a variety of mesmerizing rhythmic patterns from the samulnori repertoire. Several dynamic and exciting styles will be showcased, demonstrating both traditional and contemporary sounds from each culture.
Date: Friday, May 5th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
This invitation courtesy of the CFA:
Featuring Wesleyan’s three East Asian ensembles—the Chinese Music Ensemble co-directed by graduate students Joy Lu and Andrew Terwilliger, the Korean Drumming Ensemble directed by Private Lessons Teacher Chunseung Lee, and the Taiko Drumming Ensemble directed by Visiting Instructor in Music Barbara Merjan—this concert presents a variety of musical styles and repertories from East Asian cultures.
Date: Sunday, November 23rd – tonight!
Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA)
Cost: $2 Wesleyan students, $3 all others
There were a lot of photos taken on this campus last night. Turns out they didn’t all involve boxed wine and P-Safe running matches. Campus photo menace Mike Nakhla ’13 sends in some stunning shots from the “thunderous and exhilarating” WesTaiko Spring Concert, which took place last night in Crowell under the direction of Kaoru Watanabe. Can you smell the passion?