NEW YORK, March 4 (Xinhua) -- What can a piece of bamboo do? Tweet like a bird? Create a symphony in the forest? Express the decline of an empire?
Go and find the answers at a Chinese Dizi (bamboo flute) concert to be held at 7:80 p.m. Thursday, in Casadesus Recital Hall at Binghamton University (BU), the top-ranking public university in New York.
Visiting Chinese professor Yuxiao Chen is to share with the audience a myriad of timbres of Dizi, one of China's oldest and well-known musical instruments, at the event co-sponsored by BU's Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (CICO).
The young Chinese bamboo flutist will be accompanied by pianist Margaret Reitz, flutist Jeanne Sperber, and cellist Zachary Sweet in the musical fusion of the East and the West.
CICO, a nonprofit organization jointly established by BU and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, is well-known for its promotion of Chinese opera and music, performing arts and culture on college campuses and in communities in the United States.