Sister city performance at CSUB

September 21, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

A professional ensemble of classical musicians and traditional dancers from Bakersfield's sister city Bucheon, South Korea, will present two performances in the Doré Theater at California State University, Bakersfield on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m.

"The audience will be treated to spectacular sights and magnificent sounds created by this renowned group of professionals," said Eun-Ja Park, a CSUB education professor who is involved in promoting the group's show. "I hope people will come and enjoy this first-class event, and at the same time support the cultural growth of our city."

The performances are sponsored by the Bakersfield Sister City Project Corp.

Last year a sister city agreement between Bakersfield and Bucheon was established, and now the Bakersfield Sister City Project wishes to formally introduce its newest "sister" to the community. The mission of the organization is to promote peace by providing opportunities for Bakersfield residents to experience different cultures through education, social and economic interactions.

Bakersfield Sister City Project Corp. is an affiliate of Sister Cities International, an organization founded in 1956, as one of the organizations promoted by President Dwight Eisenhower.

The local organization has had other recent partnerships. In July 2005, Bakersfield Mayor Harvey Hall and Armando Rivera, mayor of Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico, signed a sister city affiliation agreement. Bakersfield also has sister cites in Japan and Ukraine.

Tickets to the Bucheon musicians/dancers performance are $35 general admission, $25 for seniors and students, or $40 at the door.

For more information, please call Park at (661) 654-3140, or Stanley Clark (661) 654-2475.