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Music in the Gallery

Tuesday, April 7, 2:00-3:15

Penpa Tsering Performs Traditional Tibetan Music and Song

BOSTON (February 25, 2015) — Simmons College presents our new series, Music in the Gallery, with an inaugural performance by Tibetan musician Penpa Tsering on Tuesday, April 7th from 2:00 – 3:15 PM at the Trustman Art Gallery, located on the fourth floor, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway in Boston. The concert is free and open to the public. 

Penpa Tsering, a Tibetan singer, dancer and musician, is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Traditional Artist. Primarily self-taught, Penpa Tsering is passionately interested in sharing Tibetan culture and passing along the songs he learned from his mother and grandfather. He performs dressed in traditional costume a large repertoire of music that is in danger of being lost. Penpa Tsering makes musical instruments and will bring his own and other Tibetan instruments to show and play. He plays sixteen different instruments including the deling (flute), pi-wang (lute) and the impressively long brass trumpet, the dungchen. 

Penpa Tsering was born in Chamdo, Tibet in 1963. He trekked across the Himalayas, eventually traveling to Nepal and India where he taught music and performance at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts. Since arriving in the United States in 2001 he has been engaged in preserving Tibetan culture and introducing Americans to the music, which is in the aural tradition – his performances are essential to their preservation.

This concert is supported by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Simmons College. It is presented in conjunction with Skirting Identity: Women and Weaving in Laos, Thailand and Myanmar an exhibit curated by Professor Margaret Hanni, Ph.D. on display from March 17 – April 16.

Trustman Gallery hours are 10 AM- 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The gallery is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Marcia Lomedico at 617-521-2268, or visit the Trustman Art Gallery website at and like us on Facebook.

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