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Orchid Ensemble World Music Concert at UNC Asheville

ASHEVILLE NC – The Orchid Ensemble, which blends modern and traditional Asian music with influences from all over the globe, will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium.

Using ancient Chinese instruments and Western percussion, the Vancouver-based Orchid Ensemble embraces a variety of musical styles, ranging from the traditional and contemporary music of China to world music, new music, jazz and creative improvisation. Ensemble members Lan Tung on Chinese violin, Haiqiong Deng on Chinese zither, and Canadian percussionist Jonathan Bernard create new sounds that defy easy categorization.

The Orchid Ensemble tours across North American and has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery.

Tickets are $20; $12 for UNC Asheville faculty, staff and alumni; $7 for Asheville-area students; $5 for UNC Asheville students, and are available at uncatickets.com or at the Highsmith Student Union front desk.

The concert is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events and Special Academic Programs office. For more information, visit the Cultural Events website or call 828.251.6674.

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