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Kassia, Confucius Institute to give recital Oct. 21
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PLATTEVILLE — Kassia: Women in Song will give its fall recital, “Kassia and the Confucius Institute: Folk Songs of the World,” in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts on the UW-Platteville campus Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The recital is a collaboration between Kassia and the Confucius Institute and will feature sopranos Rebekah Demaree and Dr. Susan Savage Day, along with guest performer Shell Han from the Confucius Institute performing folk and art songs from a variety of countries. They will be joined by Sharon Jensen on piano and Megan Whiteman on the flute.  Marian Maciej-Hiner, director of UW–Platteville’s Continuing Education and the Confucius Institute, will translate and explain the significance of the songs from the different countries.

“This is a very unique opportunity to hear some remarkable songs,” said Savage Day. “This concert features some amazing poetry and sounds from different countries that are not common to the area.”