Imagining the Universe from Music, Spirituality and Tradition

Event Date: 

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Contact: 

Elizabeth Cutright
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music

On Friday, November 21, 2014, at Stanford University, the venerable Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche, one of the most influential Tibetan Buddhist scholar and director of the Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy (Sichuan Province, China) will be giving a talk, followed by chanting, and a concert in his honor. 


The event is part of Stanford’s yearlong project of “Imagining the Universe”.  Collaborating with NASA, this is a campus-wide interdisciplinary consortium exploring the connection between sciences and the arts. This concert will be an international event broadcast live via Internet and will include simultaneous performances from Matthew Wright (Oud, Cümbü? ud, and/or Afghan Rubab) feat. CREATE Emsemble (electronics) and Cecelia Wu (voice and novel instrument) from Media Arts and Technology program (MAT) at UC Santa Barbara; Chris Chafe (celletto – electric cello) – director of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford; Lee Heuermann (voice), Annie Stevens (percussion), and Alan Weinstein (cello), faculty at Virginia Tech School of the Performing Arts (SOPA); Tibetan famous folk musician Reshi Tsering Tan (Voice and Tibetan traditional insturments) from Shangri-La Folk Music Preservation Association; and Roberto Morales Manzanares from University of Guanajuato.


Concert Theme: Imagining the Universe from Music, Spirituality and Tradition


Date – Friday, November 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m. PST

             Friday, November 21, 2014, 10:30 p.m. EST

             Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:30 p.m. Mexico Time


Location – Karl Geiringer Hall, UC Santa Barbara

                  – Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

                  – The Cube, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech

                  – Roberto Morales Manzanares’ studio