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2015 MFHC Winners Concert

MFHC 2014 Winners ConcertDate: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Location: Gottlieb Hall, Merit School of Music
38 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
Time: 3:00 PM

Please join us as we celebrate our competition winners and participants at the 31st Annual Music Festival in Honor of Confucius Winner’s Concert! We are very proud of all students and teachers that participated this year!

In partnership with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Symphony Center Presents series, students selected by a panel of judges at the Winners Concert will also have the opportunity to perform at Symphony Center on Sunday, February 21, 2016!

Thank you to all of the students, parents, teachers, and accompanists that continue to make our Annual Music Festival in Honor of Confucius amazing.

We hope to see you all next year!

 

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The 8 Tones: Hide, Wood, Metal, and Stone

Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Time: 2:00PM
Location: Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago
Tickets: $15/students and AIC Members
$20/general admission
Tickets and Museum Admission: $24/students
$34/general admission

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Program

Parade by Guo Wenjing

Inkscape by Lei Liang (Midwest premiere)

Scattered Ladder by Kui Dong (US premiere)

Beginning of Origin by Tainge Zhou

Join us for the second installment in our series 8 Tones: An Exploration, as we discover the sounds and colors of instruments made of hide, wood, metal, and stone. In partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, CFAS will present critically acclaimed, Chicago-based ensemble, Third Coast Percussion in an all-Chinese program including two premieres by Lei Liang and Kui Dong. Make a day out of it and purchase a special package that gives you discounted admission to the museum prior to the concert!

Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb,” Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering exciting performances for audiences of all kinds. Formed in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has developed an international reputation with concerts and recordings of inspiring energy and subtle nuance.

These “hard-grooving” musicians (New York Times) have become known for ground-breaking collaborations across a wide range of disciplines, including concerts and residency projects with engineers at the University of Notre Dame, architects at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, astronomers at the Adler Planetarium, and more. The ensemble enhances the performances it offers with cutting edge new media, including free iPhone and iPad apps that allow audience members to create their own musical performances and take a deeper look at the music performed by Third Coast Percussion.

The members of Third Coast Percussion -Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, and David Skidmore – hold degrees in music performance from Northwestern University, the Yale School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory, and Rutgers University.

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