For release: February 17, 2010
For press information, contact Riki Jackson, 901-678-3166
In celebration of China’s annual Lantern Festival, the Confucius Institutes at the
University of Memphis and at Valparaiso University of Indiana will host a concert
on the U of M campus. The Institutes will present “Harmony” on Sunday, Feb. 28, at
5 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
The Chamber Concert Band of Valparaiso University and guest soloists from China will
perform under the direction of Jeff Doebler, director of music education and bands
at Valparaiso. The program will feature such diverse works as Confucian ritual music,
Chinese folk songs, “The Butterfly Concerto,” “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music, and the theme from Schindler’s List.
The event will adopt the theme of a Chinese festival, with lights, lanterns, decorations,
and light refreshments. There also will be information available about the Confucius
Institute and the U of M’s Asian Studies and International Trade program.
Convenient parking is available in the Zach Curlin and Innovation Drive parking garages.
For more information, contact Riki Jackson, assistant director of the Confucius Institute,