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Gao Hong to Perform

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Composer and performer Gao Hong, acclaimed master of the beautiful Chinese “pipa” lute, will perform at the University of Minnesota Crookston on Wednesday, March 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Prairie Room, Sargeant Student Center. The performance is free and open to the public. Gao HongTea and snacks will be served. Parking is recommended in Lot A near the student center. 

The performance is presented by the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Gao Hong is a composer and performer who plays the Chinese pipa, a pear-shaped lute. She is the director of the Chinese Music Ensemble at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she also serves as senior lecturer in Chinese musical instruments as well as director of world music. Hong has earned numerous awards and honors, and she has performed across the globe in solo concerts and with symphony orchestras, jazz musicians, and other musicians from various cultures. To learn more, visit

This performance is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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