In the afternoon of January 16, CIAU faculty Daisy Wu was invited by the Asian Studies Program and the Confucius Institute of the University at Buffalo to give a lecture in the music department for their winter term music course. The students in MUS 264 were very impressed with the guzheng performance, and had a delightful interaction with Daisy. The discussion centered on guzheng techniques and training, the instrument itself, and differences in notation of written scores.
In the evening of the 16th, Daisy Wu gave a guzheng concert at Pausa Art House in downtown Buffalo.Daisy’s performance was deeply appreciated by the audience. She also presented a few songs together with local Guchin player Peter Worden.
On January 17th, Daisy gave lectures in two music theory classes at Williamsville South High School.These presentations also won the enthusiastic response ofstudents and teachers. Daisy was very impressed by the students’ interest and questions.
On February 1st, Daisy and her family were invited by Niagara University to attend the CMAA 2014 Fundraising Dinner at the Orchard Park Country Club. Daisy gave a wonderful guzheng performance after the dinner.
On February 2nd, Daisy was invited by the Confucius Institute at the University of Buffalo to perform guzheng music at the Chinese New Year Gala of Western New York at the Center for the Arts in Buffalo.