VRABE Showcase of Talents

November 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mansfield Public Library and Vernon Regional Adult Based Education are working in partnership to bring enrichment opportunities to the community. We will be showcasing local immigrants to meet, greet and learn about certain aspect of their rich cultures.

In the first of a 5-month series, Bizhong Zhang will share his knowledge about one of the oldest forms of opera from China: Kunqun Opera. Bizhong will offer descriptions on the fascinating characteristics of the Opera, including Kunqu’s history, the various character roles, costumes, and instruments used to make this Opera a rich part of Chinese history.

Come and experience Bizhong’s interpretation of classic episodes from Kunqu, and hear actual audio tracks from this historical opera. Accompanying Mr. Zhang, will be his wife Quanying Bao, who will enhance this presentation with melodies on her flute.

This program will be located in the Buchanan Auditorium and is free and open to the public.