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Concerts & Events

Wednesday, February 7, 2024  ·  8:00 PM CST

Lunar New Year Celebration

featuring Tzu-Tsen Wu & friends

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

A native of Taiwan, Tzu-Tsen Wu is a Chicago based multi-instrumentalist specializing in Zhong Ruan. Her playing style is informed through her Taiwanese roots but also heavily influenced through her studies of various other world music styles and ensembles, including as well - western jazz and classical music. She is an active world music specialist touring around Asia and the United States as solo virtuoso. She is a musician of a duet band, Ruan and Hide, and music of the Chicago Immigrant Orchestra (Chicago Reader's “Best World Music Act” of 2021) and serves as the current Artistic Program Coordinator for The Chinese Fine Arts Society of Chicago. As a music educator, she presently serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at Oakton Community College in addition to running the Chinese Music Ensemble at several Universities and Chinese schools of Chicago. She performs and collaborates regularly and has co-authored a children's music textbook commissioned by the United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Education.