TUCSON, AZ − The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA) and the Tucson Sino Choir are proud to present Arizona’s largest Chinese New Year festival celebration on Sunday, January 27th, 2019, at 2 p.m. at UA’s Centennial Hall.
To begin 2019, we are celebrating the year of the Pig, with a festival featuring performances that represent the 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. This festival will feature stunning performances by Weili Lin, an amazing guqin and dulcimer artist; Xin Li and Liangliang Hao, vocal teachers travelling all the way from the Conservatory of Music at Shaanxi Normal University; Jose Luis Puert with the Tucson Guitar Society Orchestra (TGSO); martial artists to demonstrate Chinese Martial Arts; an exquisite face changing performance, Chinese fold dance, Qipao fashion show, and much more.
2019 - The Year of Pig
“It has become a tradition for CIUA to host the Chinese New Year show here in Tucson, and this is our 9th annual celebration,” says Dr. Zhao Chen, director of the CIUA. “CIUA is committed to serving the Tucson community’s interest in learning about Chinese language and culture.”
Dr. Chen hopes the festival will be a showcase to enhance people’s understanding and appreciation of Chinese language and cultural heritage: “CIUA is working closely with other university and community organizations to deliver a broad spectrum of events to enhance the Chinese cultural experience.”
CIUA’s mission is to enhance people’s understanding and appreciation of Chinese language and cultural heritage. With over 500 Confucius Institutes worldwide, CIUA is proud to be one of a small number of institutes located at a top-ranking U.S. research university. Established in 2008, the Institute provides comprehensive training to teachers of Chinese language and culture. In addition, it promotes health and wellness via a focus on Chinese medicine, martial arts, music, and performance. CIUA’s ultimate goal is to foster multiculturalism and to advance friendly and productive relations between the United States and China.
Get your tickets at the UA Centennial Hall Box office (Prices are $15-$18) and join us to celebrate the Year of the Pig at the Tucson Chinese New Year Festival Gala on January 27th, 2019.