Sounds of China will meld traditional Chinese music with Western compositions at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.
Tickets are on sale here, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.
Led by composer and artistic director Jiuyue Ma, Sounds of China comes to Lincoln fresh off engagements in Vancouver, Denver and Chicago. As one of the founders of new Chinese folk music, Ma has studied a variety of instruments and has devoted much of his life to shaping world music in new, innovative ways.
The performance will feature an eight-member group of Chinese contemporary folk musicians. Most performers are graduates of the Central Conservatory of Music, China’s premiere music school. Having spent years honing their skills, the artists have proven themselves to be accomplished masters of their crafts. Despite the young age of most of the performers, they have been invited to perform around the globe and even composed works of their own.
The performance is a highlight of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Chinese Culture Festival, an annual weeklong event that celebrates Chinese culture in Nebraska. The festival is presented by the university’s Confucius Institute.