CICO has its own performance group, comprised of Binghamton University faculty and NACTA professors and graduate student. It is the only performance group in the U.S. that features Beijing Opera and Chinese vocal and instrumental music. CICO’s performance group is designated by the Confucius Institutes Headquarters as its only “Three Tours” troupe outside China. Over the past decade, it has toured 30 states and given 130 performances at various universities, colleges, school districts and communities to an audience of nearly 80,000. Our performers often give a lecture on Beijing opera and set up an exhibit of Beijing opera costumes and props along with their excellent show. In addition, CICO presents a lecture/recital called China’s Ethnic Group and Their Songs and an East-Meets-West chamber orchestra named Song of Silk.