January 23, 2023 - Lunar New Year Performance at the Discovery Center
Monday, January 23rd - 4:30pm - The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
Join us at Discovery Center from 4 pm to 7 pm for their annual Lunar New Year free day! Learn, experience, and participate in the traditions of the Lunar New Year as we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. This will include a performance from the Chinese Music Ensemble from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
November 18, 2022 - Chinese Music Ensemble Fall Concert
You are invited to hear the MTSU Chinese Music Ensemble, joined by the Western Kentucky Chinese Music Club, perform its concert for the fall semester on Friday, November 18th at 8 pm in MTSU's Hinton Hall. This concert is part of MTSU’s International Education Week.
We are performing a variety of traditional and contemporary Chinese compositions and a bluegrass piece.
If you are unable to attend in person, we will also live stream our concert on the MTSU School of Music YouTube channel.
October 22, 2022 - 'Boro International Festival
September 29 - October 1 2022 - Convergence - A Festival Exploring Cross-Cultural Compositions
Thursday, September 29, 2022, 11:30amVirtual Presentation on Zoom
Topic: Writing for the zheng and other Chinese instruments
Featured Guests: Chihchung Chi-Sun Lee, Composer; Sun Yue, Composer; Dr. Mei Han, Director MTSU
Center for Chinese Music and Culture & Performer; Dr. Haiqiong Deng, Performer; Kelly Corcoran, Conductor and Artistic Director, Intersection
Friday, September 30, 2022, 8pm
Free Performance With Scholarly and Cultural Context
Hosted by Dr. Mei HanHinton Hall, Wright Music BuildingMiddle Tennessee State University
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 3pm
Family Friendly Ticketed Performance
Hosted by Kelly Corcoran & Dr. Mei Han
Casa Azafrán2195 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN
The MTSU performance will integrate historic and cultural context into an academically influenced presentation, while the Nashville performance will be designed for families and audiences of all ages including some hands-on activities. The concerts will also include traditional works for zheng and other Chinese musical instruments.
Taiwanese-American composer Chihchung Chi-Sun Lee received her doctoral degree in composition from the University of Michigan. Her work Dots, Lines and Convergence, commissioned by the Harvard Fromm Foundation, presents distinct musical cultures that synthesize and “converge” in the final movement. Sun Yue, a Chinese-born composer who holds a doctoral degree in music composition from Florida State University composed Moon Phase specially for this Festival.
Sun Yue writes of the work “The Moon represents powerful feminine energy, signifying wisdom, intuition, birth, death, reincarnation, and a spiritual connection. We long for its guidance, we look to it for peace, we crave its attention, we feel its power when it illuminates the night, whining upon us.”
PROGRAMChihchung Chi-Sun Lee - Dots, Lines and Convergence Sun Yue - Moon Phase for Zheng and 5 instruments **WORLD PREMIERE Additional Repertoire for Solo Qin, Yangqin, Zheng and Zheng duet
ARTISTSKelly Corcoran, conductor Dr. Haiqiong Deng, zheng Dr. Mei Han, zheng Celine Thackston, flute Todd Waldecker, clarinet TBA, percussion Esther Sanders, violin Melissa Bull, violin Sarah Cote, viola Meghan Berindean, cello Sarah Ransom, bass
Dr. Mei Han
Weekdays 9:00 am -3:00 pm.
503A Bell Street, Suite 1600, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Andrew Woodfin Miller, Sr. Education Center
MTSU Box 168
1301 E Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001