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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 

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

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Announcing the 34th Music Festival in Honor of Confucius

confucius.web_-e1539629698854Sunday, November 24th
Studebaker Theater
Chicago Fine Arts Building

The Chinese Fine Arts Society celebrates the 34th anniversary of the Music Festival in Honor of Confucius. This competition provides young musicians with the opportunity to learn about and experience the sounds and colors of Chinese music (both contemporary and traditional) within a nurturing educational environment. 

NEW – In order to provide applicants with the best possible experience, the Music Festival will now include a preliminary video audition round, followed by a live finalists round. To learn more about the video application requirements, please check the General Rules and Deadlines page.

The finalists round, Winner’s Recital, and Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in the beautiful Studebaker Theater located within Chicago’s Fine Arts Building. Additionally, MFHC will now include festive opportunities for all to learn about and experience Chinese music. We invite all to join us on November 24th for festive and educational activities in celebration of Confucius. Information about activities, workshops, presentations, and more will be forthcoming soon. 

Applications are open until November 1st – Apply now or visit the Music Festival in Honor of Confucius webpage for more information.

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