Chinese "Ode To Autumn" Sept. 29 at Oaklands

Sep 17, 2022 at 07:32 am by WGNS

Photo of Dr. Haiqiong Deng

(MURFREESBORO)  If you were to create an "Ode To Autumn", what would it include? MTSU's Center for Chinese Music and Culture invites the public to a FREE concert lecture and tea at 6:30PM Thursday evening (9/29/2022) at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue. 

This free concert features classical repertoire for both the zheng and the qin, the two ancient Chinese long zithers each representing a significant aspect of the musical culture in Chinese history. Guest artist, Dr. Haiqiong Deng will lead the audience on a journey of music, culture, and sonic transformation. Through the focus on mindful listening, Dr. Deng introduces critical aspects in understanding Chinese music and how much mindfulness can serve everyday life in modern times. Learn more and listen here:


MTSU's Director of the Center for Chinese Music and Culture Dr. Mei Han said, “Dr. Haiqiong Deng is a master performer of the Chinese 21-string zheng and 7-string qin. She has performed and lectured in a wide range of venues including universities, museums, folk festivals, and communities in the US and Asian counties. She has also premiered and recorded dozens of new compositions by American composers.”  

The enjoyment of tea and the benefits of drinking tea has been inseparable from the accompanying music in Chinese tradition.

Dr. Han continued, "We are honored to host Jinlan ,Jenny, Zhong who will share her exceptional expertise of tea culture during this event. An elegant display, demonstration and tea tasting will be provided showcasing green, white, black, and oolong teas from the Fujian Province in China where Jenny’s family is involved in all aspects of the preservation, production and preparation of these ancient tea lineages.

This event is free and open to the public.  In order to best serve you, please make your reservation online

Donations will be accepted, both at the door and in advance. You can also find Oaklands Mansion on Facebook and Instagram. To learn more about the Center for Chinese Music and Culture visit:

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