Chinese Music

First Night Boston Performance

I will be conducting the GBCCA Chinese Music Ensemble to perform for the First Night Boston. Here is the detail.  Monday December 31, 2018 1:30pm – 2:00pm Boston Public Library – McKim Building (Dartmouth Street), Guastavino Room Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 First Night Boston Website 

Sketch of the Northern Herdsmen (北方民族音樂素描) – A Chinese Music Concert

Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Cary Memorial Hall 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, Massachusetts 02420 The concert will consist of solo pieces, ensemble pieces as well as joint ensembles pieces. Following are the concert program: Duet and Small group: Festive drums (喜慶鑼鼓) Moonlit Night on a Spring River (春江花月夜) Invert curtain (倒垂簾) Youth Ensemble: Horse Riding in Spring (春郊試馬) Goddess Festival (慶神醮) Joint Ensembles: Welcome Guest (迎賓曲) Flower Drum of FengYang (鳳陽花鼓) Latin Festival of EMei (峨嵋燈節)Read More

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.

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

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 thought it would be a greatRead 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

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

Saturday, June 7th, GBCCA Chinese Music Ensemble 30th Anniversary Concert

April 30, 2014 Chinese Music, Concert, Music

Event: Chinese Music Concert Title:  Gathering of the Heroes Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 Time: 8:00 pm Place: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, (30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA) Presented by GBCCA Youth & Chinese Music Ensembles TICKETS: Sponsor $50; Regular $20; Student/Senior $15 <Please Contact Me For Tickets> Features Artists: Mr. Yazhi Guo (郭雅志), suona (former suona player of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra) Ms. Sara Tao He (何濤), erhu (former erhu player of the Hong Kong ChineseRead More

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