Music from China Ensemble will perform as part of the Indiana State University Visiting Artist Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct.7 in the recital hall of the Center for Performing and Fine Arts. The center is located at Seventh and Chestnut streets.
During the Oct. 7 performance, former ISU faculty member Dr. Dorothy Chang will have a new work commissioned by Music from China.
Based in New York City, this world-class ensemble introduces audiences to the best of Chinese music both past and present. Music From China was founded in 1984 by Executive Director Susan Cheng and performs for audiences throughout the east coast and cities across the U.S.
The ensemble musicians who incorporate strings, woodwinds and percussion instruments along with ancient instruments such as the zheng, pipa and erhu will perform traditional and contemporary Chinese music.
Music from China will be on the ISU campus for five days, partially due to funding by a National Endowment for the Arts grant. While in Terre Haute, the ensemble with visit ISU music classes, present a lecture and demonstration for the university community, perform a concert of traditional Chinese music in the Student Lounge of Hulman Memorial Student Union and will perform for students at Dixie Bee Elementary School.
Upcoming Visiting Artist Concerts include eighth blackbird, contemporary music, Oct. 30; and Cosmos Magaya, Mbira (thumb piano), Nov. 4.