The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota presents The Map and Music of Matteo Ricci, a unique multi-media performance to reanimate the pivotal cultural exchange between Italian Jesuits and Chinese literati in 17th-century China.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota presents The Map and Music of Matteo Ricci, a unique multi-media performance to reanimate the pivotal cultural exchange between Italian Jesuits and Chinese literati in 17th-century China.

this collaborative project the world map that Matteo Ricci created and presented to the Wanli Emperor is digitized and projected to provide a backdrop for the program that included music and dramatic readings.

Professor Ann Waltner, a professor in both the Department of History and the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures and director of the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, will discuss the fascinating text of Ricci's map.

¡Sacabuche!, fast emerging as one of America's premiere sackbut and cornetto ensembles, featuring Stanley Richie (Baroque violin) and Wendy Gillespie (viol da gamba) will perform Italian and Chinese music from Ricci's time as well as new music composed for ¡Sacabuche! by Chinese composer Huang Ruo.

¡Sacabuche! began as a collegium ensemble based at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute, and performs the beautiful and lesser-known repertoire of baroque trombones, cornettos, organ, and voice.

"Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music" will be presented Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Club in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

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This program premiered in December 2010 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China with high praise. Time Out Beijing called it "the most creative, intelligent, multi-layered project to be seen here for a long time."

This performance of "Matteo Ricci and His Map" at the University of Minnesota is generously supported by a gift from Jennie and Fred Hsiao to the Confucius Institute, which supports Chinese cultural arts programming in the state of Minnesota.

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