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2019 Arts in the Dark Parade!

UPDATE  – The Chinese Fine Arts Society will no be participating in this event, however, we encourage everyone to join the fun with other organizations! To learn more about the Arts in the Dark Parade, including how to get involved, check out their website here

Saturday, October 19, 6:00pm
State Street from Lake to Van Buren

CFAS is excited to take part in the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade! This magical evening procession celebrating Chicago’s creative community is filled with puppets, creative floats and unique performances.

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Wu Man: A Night in the Tang Dynasty Gardens 

Concert: Sunday, October 13 – 3:00pm 

Concert Tickets are $38 | $20 under $35 | $10 Students | CHILD (Under 18) FREE | 
Call 773.702.ARTS (773.702.2787) or visit tickets.uchicago.edu 

Presented by University of Chicago Presents in partnership with CFAS, Wu Man comes to the Logan Center for the Arts with renowned musicians of Chinese, Japanese, and Western instruments to explore “A Night in the Gardens of the Tang Dynasty.” 

This concert features performances of manuscripts from the Tang Dynasty period and a new work, written by Wu and inspired by the sounds of the “Golden Age of China.” Joining Wu are Yazhi Guo, a celebrated performer of the suona, a traditional Chinese wind instrument; Kaoru Watanabe, who plays the taiko drums and traditional Japanese flute; and Chicago-based, triple-GRAMMY-winning western flutist Tim Munro. Before the concert, Wu will join University of Chicago Assistant Professor of Composition Anthony Cheung on stage to discuss her life and music as well as the music being performed that evening.

In addition to her performance, Wu Man will partake in a luncheon discussion in UChicago’s International House, and participate in a screening and discussion of the documentary Discovering a Musical Heartland: Wu Man’s Return to China. The film, which Wu produced and directed, documents her travels through China’s remote regions as she unearths ancient musical traditions in danger of being lost. 

Both events on October 14 are free and open to the public. More information is available online at chicagopresents.uchicago.edu.

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