Saturday, 2017-11-11, Meeting of the East and West in Music

Shin-Yi Yang and I will be performing together in this concert, 5:30 PM at Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A Auditorium. This concert is hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky and this is the third time we are invited by the organization to perform. Besides concerts, I also gave Chinese music lectures and a tuba masterclass in the last two times. It was a really wonderful experience.

Saturday, 2017-10-21 Songs and Dances – Concord Band Fall Concert

November 6, 2017 Band, Concert, Music, Tuba, 管樂團, 音樂

It’s been too long and busy to update so here is a catch up!

Friday, April 7 & Saturday, April 8 Spring Pops – Concord Band

March 10, 2017 Band, Concert, Music, 管樂團, 音樂

The Concord Band, conducted by Music Director James O’Dell, will present the second of its two Spring Pops Concerts on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8:00, featuring guest artist Christine Fawson (vocalist and trumpeter). This concert is sponsored by The Concord Band. Tickets: Adults – $25, Children (under 12) – $15. Seating is at tables for four. To order tickets, go to:; call 978-897-9969; or email: For additional information about Christine Fawson. (Profile photo by Jane Akiba) PROGRAMRead More

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, Northeastern University

I was fortunate enough to be invited by Professor Mark Lomanno to meet with his students in the class called Musical Communities of Boston. It was a class about the diverse musical traditions of Boston and Professor Lomanno wanted me to talk about the importance of music as it relates to the Chinese and Chinese American communities in the Boston area, both historically and today. This is something that I had never done or thought about before. I had noRead More

2016-11-01 Indian Hill Music Lecture

Indian Hill Music Lecture I was honored to be invited to give a music lecture at Indian Hill Music. My lecture was the first lecture of the school’s lecture series of 2016. The lecture was mainly focus on Chinese music on Tuesday, November 1, to go along with the Orchestra of Indian Hill’s performance of Tan Dun’s Contrabass Concerto “The Wolf” on November 12. When I took the lecture I didn’t know about the double bass concerto but I thoughtRead More

2016-11-29 Music Lecture at Wheaton College

Last year the GBCCA Chinese Music Ensemble and I were invited by Edmund Tong and Julie Searles to Wheaton College to give a lecture/demo in the afternoon and then followed by a concert in the evening. My wife, Shin-Yi Yang, and I enjoyed very much both the lecture and the performance and last week we had such an honor to be invited back to the college and gave a lecture/demo again in their World Music Class. Most of the students wereRead More

Dec. 9 and 10, 2016, 8 PM Concord Band Holiday Pops Concerts

November 4, 2016 Band, Concert, Music, Tuba, 管樂團, 音樂

The Concord Band will present its “Holiday Pops Concerts” on Dec. 9 and 10, 2016, 8 PM, at 51 Walden/The Performing Arts Center in Concord, MA. This will be the 40th year that the Band will perform what has become an enjoyable and festive holiday tradition in the Concord area. The Band will be led by both Music Director James O’Dell and Assistant Conductor Steven Barbas. For Pops reservations, you can: On line: Visit, click on the “Select Performance”Read More

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Indian Hill Music – Discovery Lectures

October 20, 2016 Chinese Music, Lecture, Music, 講座, 音樂

Understanding and Appreciating Chinese Music Through a Cultural and Aesthetic Perspective TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM Music reflects the culture of an ethnicity. The music of China has thousands of years of history behind it, and in its modern form it influences the lives of a large part of the world’s people. Through recordings and discussion, Dr. Chan will help us appreciate and understand Chinese music and how it is affected by Chinese culture. He will also talkRead More

October 22, 2016 “Suite Spots” Concord Band Fall Concert

October 15, 2016 Band, Concert, Music, 管樂團, 音樂

The Concord Band (65-member symphonic concert band based in Concord, MA) begins its 2016-17 season with its Fall Concert on Oct. 22, 2016, at 51 Walden (The Performing Arts Center in Concord, MA and the Band’s permanent home). Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Subscribe to the Band Blog to keep up to date on all the Band’s concerts and stories about the members and guest artists throughout the season.

Rhythm and Beat with Percussion Instrument

July 30, 2016 Lecture, Music, Teach

I will be giving a Rhythm and beat with percussion instrument class for the GBCCA-GCS (文協合唱團)’s Summer Retreat on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Wellesley Free Library (530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA)

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