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Summer Camp 2014: Marco Polo – Art, Language and Culture @ Scuola Internazionale di Comics
Jun 16 – Aug 1 all-day
Summer Camp 2014: Marco Polo - Art, Language and Culture @ Scuola Internazionale di Comics | Chicago | Illinois | United States

The Scuola Internazionale di Comics’ “Marco Polo” summer camp invites kids ages 6-13 to learn Mandarin and Italian language through graphic arts. The course is taught by a native Mandarin speaker.

June 16 – August 1, 2014

Sessions of one week to seven weeks available

One- Week Full Day 9 am – 5 pm $600

One Week Mornings 9 am – 1 pm $400

One Week Afternoons 1 pm – 5 pm $400

Seven Weeks Full Time $3900

Seven Weeks Part Time $2600

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Five Elements Project: Fire and Metal @ Pritzker Pavilion
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm




Part of the annual Rhythms of China concert series at Millennium Park, the third installment in the year-long series Forces of Nature: The Five Elements Project, a searing musical journey through contemporary and traditional Chinese music, is influenced by the elements of fire and metal.  The Five Elements Project: Fire and Metal will feature the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Zhou Long‘s “Fire” and “Metal” movements of his Five Elements for Chamber, a CFAS original commission for the year-long Five Elements Project.  Guest artists for the concert include Fifth House Ensemble, pipa instrumentalist and Silk Road Ensemble member Yang Weisuona player Yazhi Guoerhu player Tao He, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist Qing Hou and pianist Amy Briggs.  The “Fire and Metal” concert is presented at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion of Millennium Park on Sunday, August 10 at 6:00 pm.  The concert is free and no tickets are required.

However, a donation of $25 towards the concert will ensure you a ticket to a VIP seat and a gift box, filled with surprise goodies. To support the Chinese Fine Arts Society in our 30th anniversary, please make a donation through our CFAS web-store. As always, the Chinese Fine Arts Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.

30th Annual MFHC Competition @ Merit School of Music
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am
Five Elements Project: Season Finale @ Nichols Concert Hall
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm
30th Annual MFHC Winners Concert @ Merit School of Music
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm
  • Who We Are

    Founded in 1984, The Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS) is the leading champion of Chinese arts and culture in Chicago – from traditional to contemporary. Our core programming consists of three general areas: Professional Concerts, Young Artist Development and Community Engagement. This year marks the 30th anniversary of CFAS since its founding by Barbara Tiao. For more information, please see our History page.
  • The 30 X 30 Challenge!

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    2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chinese Fine Arts Society. We invite you to join CFAS in celebrating 30 years of unforgettable performances and innovative community programs in our 30x30 Challenge. We are thrilled that Dr. George Tiao has offered to match up to $30,000 in new or increased donations in honor of our milestone 30th anniversary season. There is truly no better time to make your support count in anticipation of our upcoming programs. More information here!
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