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The Autumn Moon Festival

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Celebrate the bounty of the harvest…the fullness of the moon…the myth of the moon goddess. 

Inspired by the Legend of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality, the Autumn Moon Festival is the second grandest holiday (after Lunar New Year) in China. Celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, it is a chance for friends and families to come together, enjoy the harvest and to celebrate the moon, a symbol of unity.

This year we are celebrating the Moon Festival with two exciting events!

Please join us at the gorgeous Pagoda Red Showroom on September 17 for our third annual Autumn Moon Festival Gala, honoring 2016 Illumination Award Honoree Mr. Henry Fogel!  Purchase tickets or become a sponsor here!

We will be presenting a performance of “The Legend of Chang’e” in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago on September 15, featuring artists from the Joffrey Ballet, Beidou Kung Fu and Flying Fairies Dance Troupe. Admission is free!  Learn more here!

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Season Finale – 8 Tones: Bamboo, Clay and Gourd

Sunday, May 15, 2016
Art Institute of ChicagoYazhi Guo

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Considered one of the best Chinese wind instrumentalists from China, we welcome back Yazhi Guo to Chicago to close the season for an intimate and intriguing concert in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago.

Winner of the Grand Prize in New York’s International Pro Musicis Awards, 2012 Hong Kong Award for Best Artist in Music, and selected by China’s Ministry of Culture as an Outstanding Musician, Guo is widely known as the best suona artists in Asia. Born in Shanxi, China, Guo graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with distinctions and eventually became a professor at his alma mater. From 1999 to 2011, he was the principal suona player for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and is currently chairman of the Hong Kong Suona Association, and guest instructor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is known for modernizing the suona, inventing a new “flexible core” that allows the instrument to play in large-scale symphonic orchestra, and also a removable reed system for easier portability.

Tickets available here!

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