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2015 Music Festival in Honor of Confucius

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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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Tickets on Sale for Sounds of China: A Chinese New Year Celebration

Update: If you missed the chance to purchase tickets for Sounds of China: A New Year Celebration, here’s another chance to get great seats at a discounted price! Through February 15, use the promotion code CFAS10% at checkout when purchasing online at or call 312-294-3000 and mention this special offer.

Here’s your chance to get some of the best seats in the house!  Through February 2, CFAS supporters have the opportunity to purchase tickets at a discounted price.  Include a $25 dollar donation with your purchase and receive access to a special VIP reception after the concert.

Dist_chinese_new_year[2]Ticket Options (price per ticket):

Box Seats*: $70.00
Main Floor (Front): $50.00
Lower Balcony: $50.00
Main Floor (Rear): $35.00
Gallery: $25.00

Tickets can be shipped or picked up at Symphony Center Will Call (the day of the concert).  To purchase your tickets, visit the CFAS Store.  For more information on Sounds of China and venue seating, click on the event page.

*Private boxes can be reserved in parties of 6 or 8.  There are a limited number of  boxes available and boxes will be sold on on a first come, first serve basis.


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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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