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Musical ensemble helps ring in Chinese New Year Ja...

Musical ensemble helps ring in Chinese New Year Jan. 28 at MTSU

If you’d like to ring in the New Year all over again, MTSU will provide you with that opportunity.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Jinling Dragon Chinese Ensemble will perform traditional and contemporary music in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Wright Music Building’s Hinton Hall, 1439 Faulkinberry Drive in Murfreesboro.

The Jinling Dragon Chinese Ensemble, led by erhu master Dong Jinming, second from left, will perform in a Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 28 at Hinton Hall in MTSU’s Wright Music Building. (Photo provided)

The Jinling Dragon Chinese Ensemble, led by erhu master Dong Jinming, second from left, will perform in a Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 28 at Hinton Hall in MTSU’s Wright Music Building. (Photo provided)

This award-winning four-piece group is led by Dong Jinming, an accomplished master of the two-stringed Chinese fiddle called the erhu. His colleagues perform on the yangqin, a hammer dulcimer; the dizi, a bamboo flute; and the pipa, a four-stringed lute.Center for Chinese Music & culture logo web

The event is hosted by MTSU’s Center for Chinese Music and Culture. Housed in the Miller Education Center on Bell Street, the center exhibits Chinese musical instruments, hosts visiting scholars and artists, presents concerts and workshops and offers outreach school and community programs in the area.

Dr. Mei Han

Officially, Chinese New Year 2020 will begin on Saturday, Jan. 25. On the Chinese zodiac, it marks the beginning of The Year of the Rat. According to legend, the rat became the first animal in the zodiac by tricking the ox into giving him a ride to the Jade Emperor’s party. When they reached the finish line, the rat jumped down and crossed the finish line first, winning the right to be first in the zodiac.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mei Han, director of MTSU’s Center for Chinese Music and Culture, at 615-898-5718 or mei.han@mtsu.edu.

— Gina Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)


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