Confucius Institute to host 'Amazing China: A Cultural Entertainment'

September 19, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Confucius Institute at Purdue University will host "Amazing China: A Cultural Entertainment" on Sept. 27, featuring the Shanghai Jiao Tong University symphonic orchestra.

The event is at 7 p.m. in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse and is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University's orchestra consists of students from all academic majors. They have traveled extensively around the world. The Confucius Institute Performing Art Troupe will join the orchestra by presenting ethnic Chinese dances during the performance.

The program is a part of the US-China sustainability symposium by Discovery Park and Energy Center that will take place Sept. 25-28. For more information on the symposium, visit http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/sustainability/symposium/

The Confucius Institute at Purdue and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association sponsor the event.

Writer:  Rebekah Piotrowicz, 765-496-3006, rpiotrow@purdue.edu

Source:  Wei Hong, professor of foreign language and literature, 765-494-3859, hongwei@purdue.edu