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Tue, Feb 15


Ascension Lutheran Church

"Liven up the Chinese New Year" Happy Hour

Enjoy happy hour in the garden with MIM presentation of Chinese instruments and music.

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"Liven up the Chinese New Year" Happy Hour
"Liven up the Chinese New Year" Happy Hour

Time & Location

Feb 15, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM MST

Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 N Mockingbird Ln, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, USA

About The Event

You are invited to welcome the Chinese New Year—the Year of the Tiger—with Scottsdale Sister Cities during our monthly Happy Hour. In collaboration with the Musical Instrument Museum, our festivities offer a special presentation and performance by their Asia Curator in a lovely garden setting. Dr. Eddie Chia-Hao Hsu will introduce rich varieties of music and instruments associated with the New Year’s and Lantern Festivals. He promises a vivid interpretation of the lived experience of these celebrations.  Wine, soft drinks, water, light snacks provided.  This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly. 

Presentor Dr. Eddie Chia-Hao Hsu is the Curator for Asia at the Musical Instrument Museum, where he oversees the museum’s Asian collection and related exhibits. He co-curated MIM’s special exhibition Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments (2021). He holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Texas at Austin and received his bachelor’s degree in dizi flute performance from the Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. Among his previous positions, he served as an adjunct faculty in Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, where he taught the courses World Music and Chinese Music Ensemble.

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Musical Instrument Museum

Chinese Lantern Festival

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