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Press Release for Friday, September 1, 2017

Confucius Institute at UNF Hosts Mid-Autumn Festival Concert

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, the Confucius Institute at the University of North Florida, in collaboration with Jacksonville University, will present a concert by the Changsha Normal University Department of Music and Dance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the UNF Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Lazzara Performance Hall, Room 1100.

The concert will showcase various Chinese traditional instrument performances, including solos on the Zheng, bamboo flute, dulcimer, erhu and pipa as well as a traditional instruments ensemble. There will also be Mongolian and Tibetan duo dance.

Admission is free and open to the public, but an e-ticket is required. To reserve an e-ticket, visit For more information, contact Natalia Gallimore, Confucius Institute office manager, at (904) 620-5436.

The Confucius Institute at UNF is a collaborative effort between the University and Shaanxi Normal University in China. The Confucius Institute enhances teacher training, increases teacher’s resources and tightens the relationships with K-12 schools, while providing the leadership for Chinese teaching and learning, teachers’ training and HSK testing, promoting cultural understanding in North Florida, South Georgia and Southeast Alabama.

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.