“Under a Chinese Moon” was a unique fusion of Los Angeles artistry and timeless Chinese traditions in observance of Lunar New Year. I was thrilled to be invited to perform with vibrant LACO artists for Lou Harrison “Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra”, conducted by their music director Jeffrey Kahane at The California Club, LA.
February 8th, 2015 Comments Off on LA Chamber Orchestra GALA
December 20th, 2014 Comments Off on New CD with Bridge Chamber Virtuosi
Bridge Chamber Virtuosi (violinist Wei He from SF Conservatory of Music, violist Jay Liu from SF Symphony, and cellist Amos Yang from SF Symphony) New CD released at the end of 2014. The CD collects Bright Sheng Seven Tunes Heard in China, Lei Liang Gobi Canticle, Dohnanyi Serenade in C, and Chen Yi Ning. I was fortunate to have such a wonderful chance to work with them, and did Chen Yi’s “Ning”, for violin, cello and pipa as its first recording.
November 9th, 2014 Comments Off on Iris Chang Memorial Service
July 25th, 2014 Comments Off on IJ Lobby lounge interview
January 13th, 2014 Comments Off on SF Symphony AIM program
Since SF symphony AIM (Adventures in Music) inception in 1988, over 150,000 children have gone through the AIM program. 2014 is my third season to be part of this wonderful educational program with MOC musicians. The program last four months, (January-May, 2014), visited over 80 SF public elementary school’s grades 3–5 students for hundreds of performances. This year, the theme is “music of the world”.
March 15th, 2013 Comments Off on SF Conservatory Concert Hall
Premiered “Dancing on the Brink of the World” in 2013 Hot Air Music Festival at SF conservatory of music concert hall. Composer Loren Jones, a native San Franciscan, has created this a 14-movement orchestral composition inspired by historical times, places, and personal experiences of San Francisco from 1600 to the present. Conductor: John Kendall Bailey
December 7th, 2012 Comments Off on Old First Presbyterian Church, SF
October 16th, 2012 Comments Off on Artist in Residency at Starr King, SF
Supported by California Art Council Grant and San Francisco Chinese Cultural Center, I was selected as artist in residency at Starr King Elementary School in San Francisco for 10 weeks from Oct.2012 to Jan. 2013.
It was a great time working with grade third to fifth children by teaching them singing and playing percussion. I also shared my pipa concert performance experience with them. Everyday, little by little, they learned single note, rhythm, team work, standing posture at stage to the end of giving a small recital… they did wonderful job… music is truly magic, I saw every soul shines… it was really beautiful…
May 10th, 2012 Comments Off on Herbst Theater, SF
In association with 2012 San Francisco International Art Festival, I was honored to be part of these two ensemble groups “Earplay” and “MOC” to present the world premiere work “Along the River During the QingMing Festival” at Herbst Theater. Composer Joan Huang received co-commision from these two ensemble groups. The work depicts the images of magnificent painting through western instruments (violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute) and chinese instruments (yangqin, pipa, guzheng, sheng, bamboo flute).