Hume marks Chinese New Year with a Guqin Performance

Hume Center once again presents a musical Lunchtime Cultural Celebration, this time to celebrate Chinese New Years. Please join us over Zoom on Friday from 12:30pm to 1pm for a very exciting and unique treat! Yi-Wei Chiu, who is in his fourth year of training at The Hume Center, will be playing the Guqin.
Yi-Wei is close to completing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and is currently providing psychotherapy in Hume's Concord Outpatient program. The Guqin, 古琴, is a 7-strings traditional Chinese instrument. Its history can be traced back to the 1st century. This instrument is one of the earliest known musical instruments in China. It plays a very important role in Chinese academic culture and was favored by scholars. In the past, only well-educated students would have had a chance to learn this instrument, and as such it was known as the instrument of the sages.
In the 1950s, there were only 100 people who knew how to play this instrument. Yi-Wei started learning Guqin in 2002 when there were only around 500 people who could play it. When he was attending a large university in Taiwan, he was the only student there able to play. The Guqin is therefore a very uncommon but very important instrument in Chinese culture and Yi-Wei is excited to share this talent as a celebration of Chinese New Year.
So please join us on Zoom on Friday, February 12, from 12:30 to 1pm! Feel free to join with your camera on or off or join by phone.
Please join our Zoom Meeting by clicking here or by calling 669 900 9128 and entering Meeting ID: 924 9234 6268.