Thursday, April 17, 2014

Erhu performance in the Library atrium!

The School of Music, the Walker Library and the Confucius Institute have partnered to host Ms. Xiaojun Huo, in a Chinese Music Event of an Erhu performance in the Walker Library Atrium, Tuesday, April 22nd, at 2pm. Please join us! 

The performer, Ms. Xiaojun Huo, is a well known musician and has appeared on stages all over the world. She will be playing the Erhu. The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. 

A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock, jazz, etc. The erhu can be traced back to instruments introduced into China more than a thousand years ago. It is believed to have evolved from the xiqin. The xiqin is believed to have originated from the Xi people of Central Asia, and have come to China in the 10th century.

You can see one of her performance here: 

This event is free and open to the public. Please Call 615-898-5376 if you have questions or need more information. 

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