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Feb. 7: Sounds of China to Present Weis Center Concert

Contemporary Chinese folk ensemble Sounds of China will perform in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Led by artistic director and composer Ma Jiuyue, Sounds of China features an ensemble of contemporary Chinese folk musicians who blend the ancient with the modern by combining time-honored Chinese music with modern arrangements. The group incorporates traditional Chinese instruments like erhu (a two-stringed spike fiddle), liuqin (a four-stringed Chinese mandolin), xun (a globular, vessel flute), pipa (a plucked four-string lute) and guhzeng (a Chinese zither) with Western orchestral instruments. With critically-acclaimed performances throughout the United States, Sounds of China has been recognized for increasing and cultivating the appreciation and understanding of traditional Chinese music and culture.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62 and over and subscribers, $15 for youth 18 and under, $15 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $15 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). They’re available by calling 570-577-1000, online at, or at any Campus Box Office location.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund: China on Tour, a program of Arts Midwest, which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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