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Chinese New Year concert at Burton Library

Jan 18, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble presents “Spring in the East” ~ A concert for the Chinese New Year

2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014

Meeting Room

Burton Public Library
14588 West Park Street
Burton, Geauga County, Ohio


Celebrate the Chinese New Year (the Year of the Horse) in style with the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, Northeast Ohio’s traditional Chinese orchestra.

The ensemble will present a program of graceful and festive music — including several pieces about horses — played on an assortment of traditional Chinese musical instruments including bamboo flutes, mouth organs, fiddles, lutes, and percussion. Audience members will be invited for a hands-on opportunity to try the drums, gongs, and cymbals and join the ensemble for a few numbers. The program will also include readings of several colorful stories and poems about horses from Chinese history.

For an additional treat, the concert will conclude with a lively and unusual East-West collaboration with local Burton folk musicians Rob Rhamy (fiddle) and Gordon Keller (guitar). A reception featuring tasty Chinese snacks will follow. Wear something red (a color representing good luck in Chinese culture) and bring the whole family to this memorable event — children will receive a special surprise!

The charming, historic town of Burton is located just one county to the east of Cleveland, about 22 miles east of Shaker Heights (about 30 to 40 minutes’ drive).

Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble

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Jan 18, 2014
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Burton Publicibrary
14588 West Park Street


Burton Public library
(330) 673-1352