Thursday, April 24, 2014

[529] MTSU’s Walker Library offers music from visiting Chinese performer April 22

MURFREESBORO — The gentle, poignant tones of Chinese music will greet patrons of MTSU’s James E. Walker Library soon.

Xiaojun Huo, who is first chair of erhu in the folk music division of the China Opera and Dance Theater, will share her talents from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the library’s first-floor atrium.

The erhu is a two-stringed, bowed musical instrument which sometimes is called a “southern fiddle,” or, in the Western world, a “Chinese violin.” Its origin can be traced to instruments introduced into China sometime in the 10th century.

An erhu is played as a solo instrument or in groups, in small ensembles as well as major orchestras. It can be used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements.

Dr. Arunesh Nadgir, an assistant professor of piano in the MTSU School of Music, will accompany Huo.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by MTSU’s Confucius Institute in collaboration with the James E. Walker Library and the School of Music. A searchable campus map with parking details is available at

For more information, contact Dr. Guanping Zheng, director of the Confucius Institute, at 615-494-8696 or

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