For the second year in a row The David Alan Collection will host The World Music Concert Series. The David Alan Collection known for its extensive Asian art and beautiful home furnishing recently announced a series of three live concerts throughout the spring. The free concerts will be held in its gallery in Solana Beach on Cedros Avenue. The concerts will feature celebrated artists from around the world. The first concert will be Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. with classical music of China featuring Pui Yuen Lui and Chu-Yao Liu.
Lui is one of the leading pipa virtuosos in the world. He learned classical Chinese musical instruments from famous masters in Shanghai. Lui has performed throughout the world and presently resides in Los Angeles where he is director of the Los Angeles Chinese Music Association and the Spring Thunder Chinese Music Association. He was formerly on the faculty of the Center for World Music in San Francisco and Brown University. He has recorded for Nonesuch, Lyrichord, and the Four-Seas music labels.
The spring concert series continues April 25, with Classical Music of Java, featuring Ade Suparman, performing Sundanese music with Kembang Sunda, a local Gamelan Degung ensemble. The last concert will be held May 23, 6 p.m., Classical Music of India and Iran, featuring Rahul Neuman, with the music of the North Indian Sitar, Kourosh Taghavi, Iranian Setar.
The David Alan Collection is located at 241 South Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. For additional information please call (858) 481-8044 or visit www.TheDavidAlanCollection.com. Also visit www.centerforworldmusic.org.