2017 MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL &
CONFUCIUS DAY CELEBRATION

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MID-AUTUMN


Gathering: such as family and friends coming together, or harvesting crops for the festival. It's said the moon is the brightest and roundest on this day which means family reunion.
Praying:(asking for conceptual or material satisfaction), such as for babies, a spouse, beauty, longevity, or for a good future.
Thanksgiving: to give thanks for the harvest, or for harmonious unions.
The festival celebrates those three fundamental concepts above. Traditions and myths surrounding the festival are formed around these three concepts, although traditions have changed over time due to changes in technology, science, economy, culture, and religion. It's about well being together.

CONFUCIUS DAY

Festivals are held to celebrate the birth of Confucius all across China. During the festival there are many activities and entertainments, including musical performances and dancing from ancient times. The ceremonial music, played with traditional Chinese instruments, is known as The Sound of Peace€. In addition to these performances, are calligraphy demonstrations and exhibitions, with many people in traditional costumes.














PROGRAMS

1

Arts Performance:
音乐、舞蹈、绘画音乐:彩云追月
舞蹈、绘画:中秋
LIN Minling, Student, Fine Art at UAlbany

2

Peking Opera Song:
Peking Opera Mask Rap
Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command《穆桂英挂帅》
WANG Ting, National Academy of Chinese Theatre

3

Chinese Kung-Fu:
Taiji Quan Showcase《太极》
Vera Childers, etc., US Health Preservation Association

4

Songs:
Little Ranging River《小河淌水》
Let There Be Peace on Earth《让世界充满和平》
ZHANG Lily, Colorado State University

5

Songs:
A Ditty from Yimeng Mountain《沂蒙山小调》
Beautiful Mood《美丽的心情》
ZHANG Hong, Binghamton University

6

Pipa Solo:
Huan Qin《欢沁》
Ambush from All Sides《十面埋伏》
CHEN Wenwen, Binghamton University

7

Songs:
Motherland, I Sing for You《祖国,我为你歌唱》
ZHANG Lily, Colorado State University

WHEN & WHERE



Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00pm, October 3rd, 2017 UAlbany Uptown Campus PAC, Main Theatre (1F)
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