The University of New Hampshire is getting ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year: the Year of the Horse. The UNH Confucius Institute is holding two nights of performances starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday Jan. 29 and 30. Members of the Jilin National Orchestra, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Foremost Art Troupe, and the Central Music Conservatory of China are performing. Established in October 2010, the Confucius Institute is a nonprofit educational institution housed in UNH's College of Liberal Arts. A partnership between Chengdu University in Sichuan Province, China, and UNH, the institute offers a wide array of Chinese language and culture courses at UNH.