Chinese orchestra to perform for local middle school students at Troy University

Posted: Thursday, 26 January 2012

DOTHAN—More than 150 local middle school band students will learn more about classical Chinese music and culture when Troy University hosts a performance by the Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Dothan Campus.

Band students in 6th-8th grade at Beverlye Magnet School will attend the 10 a.m. performance inside the Sony Hall auditorium in the Library/Technology Building.

Founded in 1996, the Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra is a student art group that gives traditional performances in the form of instrumental ensemble, unison, small ensemble and solo, using bowed and plucked strings, wind and percussion instruments. With a mission of promoting Chinese culture and classical art, the group has given hundreds of performances around the world. The group's stop at the Dothan Campus is part of a national tour of colleges that will include stops at Emory University, the University of Miami, and the University of Oklahoma.

The concert is being offered at no cost to the school by the Confucius Institute at Troy University.

Opened in 2008, the Confucius Institute at Troy University is the only such institute in the State of Alabama. It is part of a global network of more than 325 Confucius Institutes and 372 Confucius Classrooms in 96 countries dedicated to the promotion and development of Chinese language education, and cultural and business exchange with the People's Republic of China.

For more information about the Dothan Campus performance, contact Gayla White at 334-983-6556 ext. 1377.

Orchestra

A member of the Nanjing University Traditional Instruments Orchestra delivers a solo performance. Troy University will host a concert by the student art group for local middle school students on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Dothan Campus, sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Troy University.