East meets West on the concert stage


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The convergence of Chinese and Western entertainment will be featured May 4 in the free, public “Concert on the Yangtze and Ohio Rivers” at the University of Louisville.

    Performances will begin at 7 p.m. in Comstock Concert Hall, School of Music. Sponsors are the School of Music, classical and modern languages department, Modern Languages Fund, Crane House and the Organization of Chinese Americans-Kentucky chapter.

    The concert will celebrate spring and diversity in Chinese and Western music and dance, according to Li Zeng, a classical and modern languages professor helping to organize the event.

    For example, he will conduct a choir from Louisville’s Chinese community that will sing “My Old Kentucky Home.” There also will be solo performances including a folk dance and a piano selection. In addition to community members, the performers will include UofL students from Chinese language classes.

    For more information, contact Zeng, associate professor of Chinese studies, at 502-852-0493 or l0zeng01@louisville.edu

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.