Confucius Institute to host free, silky-smooth eve...

Confucius Institute to host free, silky-smooth evening of song

Performers from the "Song of Silk" production, scheduled for Oct. 2 in MTSU's Hinton Music Hall, are shown. (photo submitted)

MTSU’s Confucius Institute and the MTSU School of Music will host “Song of Silk,” a concert of songs, instruments, dance and Beijing opera, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, in T. Earl Hinton Music Hall in the Wright Music Building.

A production of the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University of Binghamton, N.Y., the performers will include faculty from Binghamton University and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, as well as the Melody of Dragon Chinese Ensemble and the Amber Dance Troupe.

The production’s title, “Song of Silk,” conveys essential images of Chinese culture. Silk, a major Chinese product, is also emblematic of music with stringed instruments. The Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the West and Middle East, also is a metaphor for efforts to create a bridge between Chinese and Western cultures. (Watch a video of the production here.)

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission. To reserve tickets for pickup at the door, send an email to You also may obtain tickets by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Confucius Institute, MTSU, 1301 E. Main Street, Peck Hall 106, Box 114, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 37132.

For more information, call the Confucius Institute at 615-494-8696.