The Vancouver-based Orchid Ensemble, “which blends modern and traditional Asian music with influences from all over the globe,” according to a press release, performs a Thursday, Oct. 10 concert at UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium. 7 p.m., $20 general, $12 UNCA faculty, $7 Asheville-area students, $5 UNCA students. Buy tickets at uncatickets.com or at the Highsmith Student Union front desk.
From a press release:
“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.”