JIGU! Thunder Drums of China will perform on Friday, October 15, at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.
In Chinese, Jigu means to beat or touch the drum. Hailing from the Shanxi Province in China, this world-renown company made up of 28 drummers, percussionists, and musicians creates an intricate blend of traditional and modern musical elements. The fine art of drumming and percussive performance is indicative of the rich and historic culture of the Shanxi Province.
The Shanxi Jiangzhou Drum Art Ensemble, performing as JIGU! Thunder Drums of China for their American debut, was founded in 1988 and has performed in many countries including Denmark, Morocco, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Tickets to this performance are priced at $29.00, $24.00, and $19.00; youth (high school age and younger): $10.00. Senior rush tickets will go on sale for $10.00, beginning one-half hour before the performance (subject to availability). Tickets can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Pasadena.
Parking for Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 South Michigan Avenue, Pasadena (south of Del Mar Boulevard). For information, call (626) 395-4652.