DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Confucius Institute will celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Horse – Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Top artists and musicians from China and the United States will perform at this year’s Chinese New Year celebration, including members of the Jilin National Orchestra, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Foremost Art Troupe, and the Central Music Conservatory of China.
The two nights of festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. each night in the UNH Johnson Theater on the Durham campus. The events are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Please visit https://cola.unh.edu/article/2014/01/gala to learn more about the performances and reserve your tickets.
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Established in October 2010, the UNH Confucius Institute is a nonprofit educational institution housed in the College of Liberal Arts. A partnership between Chengdu University in Sichuan Province, China, and UNH, the institute offers a wide array of Chinese language and culture courses at UNH.
The event is supported by Hanban/Confucius Institute headquarters, Chengdu University, the Federman Foundation, the UNH College of Liberal Arts, the UNH President’s Office, and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s Office.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,300 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.