Saturday, June 1, 2013

UM Confucius Institute: Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies

from the University of Michigan Confucius Institute this Wednesday:

Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies

Featuring CIUM singers   
An Evening of Chinese Flower Songs in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden  
 ~Free and Open to the Public~

6 pm, Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden
1610 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor
All are invited to enjoy a free concert of Chinese vocal music amid the peonies in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. The CIUM Singers and Canton Philharmonic Choir, led by Liyan Sun, perform a selection of popular Chinese folk songs including "Blooming Peony" 盛开的牡丹, "Jasmine Flower" 茉莉花, "Butterflies in Love" 梁山伯与祝英台 and more. A rare opportunity to hear live music in the Arb's peony garden.

CIUM singers consist of U-M students, faculty, researchers, and local residents. They have been trained by Ms. Liyan Sun,
a vocalist educated at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. 

This special concert is is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute at U-M and the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.    

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