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2015 Music Festival in Honor of Confucius

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The Five Elements Project Season Finale: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17
Roosevelt University Ganz Hall
Tickets: $50/VIP (includes reception), $20/Adults, $15/ Members, $5/Students


Join us for the fourth and final installment of our critically acclaimed series the “Five Elements Project.” Launched in 2014, the “Five Elements Project” has been a exploration of music inspired by the ancient Chinese philosophy (五行) that describes all natural phenomena: earth, wood, metal, fire, and water.

Dedicated to CFAS founder, Barbara Tiao, whom many considered a “force of nature,” the series has brought together an impressive array of artists, as well as 2 world premieres by Pulitzer Prize Winning composer, Zhou Long, and New York-based composer, Huang Ruo.

The Season Finale will be a celebration of all Five Elements, and will feature both traditional and contemporary works by Chinese and Chinese American composers. The impressive line-up of performers include internationally renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine with pianist Matthew Hagle, Silk Road Ensemble’s Yang Wei (pipa), and Chicago-based musicians Yuqi Deng (guzheng), Juliet Petrus (soprano), the Liang-He Piano Duo, and Herine Koschak (cello).

Tickets available here
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Get your tickets now for Civitas Ensemble at Nichols Hall!

civitas-flyerJoin CFAS and Civitas Ensemble for an exciting concert, featuring world premieres from some of today’s leading Chinese composers!

CFAS and the Civitas Ensemble will co-present an all-Chinese concert on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm at Nichols Hall. Pultizer Prize-winning composer Zhou Long will premiere Five Elements with Five Movements, an original piece commissioned by CFAS. Works will include a world premiere by composer Yao Chen, titled Emanations of Tara.

A pre-concert talk will be held at 2pm, as well as a post-concert reception for all concert goers.

Student – Free*
Regular – $30

To get your tickets, click here. For more information about the show, visit our event page.

*Student tickets are offered at no charge, but reservations are required.

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What is CFAS up to this Chinese New Year?


Here is a summary of where you can find us this Chinese New Year Season and who our season partners are!
Don’t know much about Chinese New Year? Read about it here.

Sunday, February 15
Sounds of China: A Chinese New Year Celebration at Symphony Center
in collaboration with Symphony Center Presents

Thursday, February 19
Chinese New Year Day Celebration at the Cultural Center
in collaboration with Choose Chicago and
the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Saturday & Sunday, February 21 & 22
12:30 – 3:30PM
Check out their exclusive Chinese New Year offers!

Sunday, February 22
1:00 – 2:00PM
Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Check out their exclusive Chinese New Year offers!

Sunday, March 1
Neighborhoods of the World: Chinese New Year Celebration
in collaboration with Navy Pier

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    The Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS) is a Chicago-based non-profit dedicated to promoting the appreciation of Chinese culture, enhancing cultural exchange, and pursuing excellence in Chinese music, dance, and visual arts. Since its founding in 1984, CFAS has been a leading champion of Chinese culture, bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the beauty and majesty of both traditional and contemporary Chinese art.
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