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Feb
15
Sun
2015
Sounds of China: A Chinese New Year Celebration @ Chicago Symphony Center
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm

SOUNDS OF CHINA: A CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
featuring Virtuoso Soloists from the National Chinese Traditional Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, February 15, 3:00pm

Soloists from the National Chinese Traditional Orchestra
Jiuyue Ma, conductor
Musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

In collaboration with the Chinese Fine Arts Society, this performance will feature traditional celebratory works for the Chinese New Year, along with works by Jiuyue Ma and other Chinese composers.

Feb
19
Thu
2015
Chinese New Year @ The Cultural Center - Preston Bradley Hall
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Celebrating its 31st year, the Chinese Fine Arts Society, in partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center and Choose Chicago, kicks off the Year of the Sheep with a festive display of  traditional Chinese dance, music, puppetry, and martial arts. Be dazzled by the movements and sounds of lion dancers as they beat their drums to scare away evil sprits and bring good luck for the New Year, and take in the beauty and elegance of traditional Chinese dance and music presented by some of Chicago’s finest artists. Don’t forget to wear red for good fortune!

 

 

Mar
1
Sun
2015
Chinese New Year Lantern Celebration @ Crystal Gardens
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As part of Navy Pier’s Neighborhoods of the World series, the Chinese Fine Arts Society will continue celebrating the Year of the Sheep with music, dance, crafts and local vendors.  This is the perfect event to bring your family for an interactive experience they won’t soon forget!

Mar
15
Sun
2015
Civitas Ensemble at Nichols Hall @ Nichols Hall
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm

CFAS and the Civitas Ensemble will co-present an all-Chinese concert on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm at Nichols Hall. Works will include a world premiere by composer Yao Chen, as well as the completed work commissioned by CFAS titled “The Five Elements” by Zhou Long.

May
17
Sun
2015
Five Elements Project: Finale @ Roosevelt University - Ganz Hall
May 17 @ 3:00 pm

In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, the Finale will feature a world premiere by Huang Ruo written for and performed by violinist Rachel Barton Pine, as well as feature highlights from the entire series.

Ticket information TBA.

  • 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.
  • Upcoming Chinese Fine Arts Society Events

    Feb
    15
    Sun
    2015
    3:00 pm Sounds of China: A Chinese New Y... @ Chicago Symphony Center
    Sounds of China: A Chinese New Y... @ Chicago Symphony Center
    Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm
    SOUNDS OF CHINA: A CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION featuring Virtuoso Soloists from the National Chinese Traditional Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sunday, February 15, 3:00pm — Soloists from the National Chinese Traditional Orchestra Jiuyue Ma,[...]
    Feb
    19
    Thu
    2015
    12:00 pm Chinese New Year @ The Cultural Center - Preston Bradley Hall
    Chinese New Year @ The Cultural Center - Preston Bradley Hall
    Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Celebrating its 31st year, the Chinese Fine Arts Society, in partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center and Choose Chicago, kicks off the Year of the Sheep with a festive display of  traditional Chinese dance, music, puppetry,[...]
    Mar
    1
    Sun
    2015
    12:00 pm Chinese New Year Lantern Celebra... @ Crystal Gardens
    Chinese New Year Lantern Celebra... @ Crystal Gardens
    Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    As part of Navy Pier’s Neighborhoods of the World series, the Chinese Fine Arts Society will continue celebrating the Year of the Sheep with music, dance, crafts and local vendors.  This is the perfect event[...]
    Mar
    15
    Sun
    2015
    3:00 pm Civitas Ensemble at Nichols Hall @ Nichols Hall
    Civitas Ensemble at Nichols Hall @ Nichols Hall
    Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm
    CFAS and the Civitas Ensemble will co-present an all-Chinese concert on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm at Nichols Hall. Works will include a world premiere by composer Yao Chen, as well as the completed[...]
    May
    17
    Sun
    2015
    3:00 pm Five Elements Project: Finale @ Roosevelt University - Ganz Hall
    Five Elements Project: Finale @ Roosevelt University - Ganz Hall
    May 17 @ 3:00 pm
    In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, the Finale will feature a world premiere by Huang Ruo written for and performed by violinist Rachel Barton Pine, as well as feature highlights from the entire series. Ticket information[...]

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  • 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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