Chicago marks Spring Festival with Chinese culture show
The show attracted not only overseas Chinese with familiar music played by Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra but also local American audience.
Sophie, nine-year-old girl from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, was amazed by the Sichuan operas presented by China’s Chongqing Sichuan Opera Troupe. Interested in Chinese culture, Sophie most enjoyed Rolling Light by Chou performers and Changing Faces. She started her Chinese lessons last September, believing that learning Chinese is also a challenge to the brain. Her family is also planning a trip to China.
The Spring Festival celebrations have been held by the Chicago culture and tourism department, China's Consulate-General in Chicago, and China’s culture organizations for five consecutive years in the city.
Cultural communication promotes understanding and trust between Chinese and American people and relations between the two countries, said Consul General Hong Lei.
Other events in the following two weeks included a parade in China Town, Chinese Antiquities Exhibition, and “Year of China” activities.
The Chinese art groups will also tour the surrounding American states.