Join the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera in celebrating the "Year of the Sheep" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Phelps Mansion, 191 Court St., Binghamton.
Performers will include Linghui Tu, an internationally known performer of Chinese opera, Shijun Cheng, a famous Chinese bamboo flute player, as well as Binghamton University faculty members — mezzo-soprano Hong Zhang and pianist Pej Ritz. Joining them are other excellent Chinese opera performers and dancers.
Tickets are $10 at the door. A reception will follow. The concert is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University and Phelps Mansion.
September 27, 2014: Confucius Institute Day!
The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera held a fun series of events from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City. Activities included free Chinese language and culture events, food, Beijing opera, singing, dance, and instrumental music performances, arts and crafts, and more!
CICO organized these activities in honor of "Confucius Institute Day," which celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the founding of Confucius Institutes worldwide. Confucius Institutes all over the world are held activities and events on September 27.
In the Center Court of the Oakdale Mall, the public was welcome to participate in short Chinese language classes, make arts and crafts, try Chinese food, watch Beijing Opera demonstrations, enjoy an exhibit on Chinese Opera, and sit in for some interesting talks about Chinese art and culture.
March 30, 2014: Congratulations to the three CICO students - Carrie Buck, Adam Kopec, and Daniel Mcmonagle - wo participated in the annual Northeast United States regional final of the "Chinese Bridge" competition at Pace University on March 30! They won first, second, and third places, respectively! All participants had to make a speech entirely in Mandarin Chinese and showcase a Chinese culture-themed talent. Carrie Buck and Adam Kopec participated in the senior division, performing superb Beijing Opera excerpts from "The Heavenly Maid Scatters Blossoms" 《天女散花》 and "The Three Families Inn" 《三家店》. Daniel Mcmonagle, who took part in the junior category, impressed the audience with his breathtaking Chinese yo-yo routine. As the first-place winner of the senior category, Carrie Buck is eligible to go on to the final round in Beijing this summer with the best Chinese-as-a-second-language-speaking college students from all over the globe. Check out the media section of our website for related links to Chinese and English news about the competition!
Carrie Buck, Adam Kopec, and Daniel Mcmonagle
The 1st-place junior and senior winners (Including Carrie Buck, second on the left.). Photo by Rob Klein.
On January 10, 2014, Professor Hong Zhang held a lecture-recital on China's ethnic groups and their songs at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City! Professor Zhang has lectured all over the United States for many years about Chinese music. At the UN, Professor Zhang discussed and sang songs characteristic of the Han, Inner Mongolian, Uyghurs, and other ethnic groups in China, as well as songs created in modern times, and offered a concise introduction for each part and each song. Her lecture-recital received an enthusiastic welcome from UN officials and international diplomats.
Last Updated: 2/27/15