Ready for the World Music Series (Sunday, April 2, 2016, in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center)

Dear Friend,

The UT School of Music, the UT Confucius Institute, and the UT Libraries is excited to announce the final installment of this year’s Ready for the World Music Series on Sunday, April 2, 2016, in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, where we will be transporting audiences to the wonders of China!

Cultural exhibits, displays, and a reception will begin at 12:30pm in the lobby of the University of Tennessee’s Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, followed by a musical presentation at 2:00pm in the Sandra G Powell Recital Hall.

For this program centered on the music of China, our special guest artists will include the renowned cellist and Professor from the Shanghai Conservatory, Guangyu Xie. He will be joined by the talented and accomplished New York-based soprano, Sharon Cheng. Also included on the program will be collaborations with UT School of Music faculty members: pianist, Chih-Long Hu, violinist, Miroslav Hristov, and flutist, Shelley Binder.

The UT Confucius Institute, the School of Art, the UT Libraries, and the International House will provide the array of cultural and artistic exhibits. The Confucius Institute will also be providing a reception of culinary delights from China.

The University of Tennessee’s Ready for the World Music Series brings renowned artists to perform and talk about musical styles and literature from diverse regions around the world. Faculty and guest artists will discuss the classical music traditions from each of those regions; followed by a performance of representative samples. Each program is designed to demonstrate the rich musical influences each of these regions have had on the traditions of western classical music. Also included will be exhibits by artists, a display of cultural artifacts and information, as well as refreshments that represent the culinary diversity of the regions.

The Ready for the World Music Series is made possible through our generous sponsors which include: the Haines-Morris Endowment, the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tennessee School of Music, UT Multicultural Student Life, the UT Libraries, HoLa (Hora Latina), and the UT Confucius Institute, and the UT International House.

The website for the series is For more information, please contact Dr. Miroslav Hristov (; 865-974-7535).

In the spirit of diversity and the world of music, we invite you to celebrate with us!

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