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Date Time Event Place
9/16/2017 Saturday 10:30 - 11 a.m. SFGMS performed at the San Francisco Sunset District Autumn Moon Celebration. Parking lot at 22nd Ave and Irving St, San Francisco
6/17/2017 Saturday 2 - 3 p.m. SFGMS performed at the San Francisco Public Library, Chinatown Branch, to celebrate its Open House Day.

San Francisco Library, Chinatown Branch

1135 Powell St, San Francisco

5/21/2017 afternoon SFGMS held its 35th annual concert to a full house at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center.

Cowell Theater,

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
2/12/2017 Sunday 11:30 - 12 noon Anna Wong and Betty Look performed for the Taiwan Tourism Bureau at the Travel & Adventure Show.

Santa Clara Convention Center,

Santa Clara

2/11/2017 Saturday 1:30 - 2 p.m. WeiShan Liu and Anna Wong performed for the Taiwan Tourism Bureau at the Travel & Adventure Show.

Santa Clara Convention Center,

Santa Clara

2/8/2017 Wednesday

2:30 - 3 p.m. Members of SFGMS: Weishan Liu, Anna Wong, Melody Fong, Ying Chiu and Betty Look performed at the San Francisco Center to celebrate Chinese New Year

San Francisco Senior Center

481 O'Farrell St, San Francisco

2/4/2017 Saturday 10 - 2 p.m. Members of SFGMS: Lina Cheung, Kari Lee and XuanYi Zhou performed at the Chinese New Year festival at the Presidio Knolls School.

Presidio Knolls School

250 10th St, San Francisco, CA

12/17/2016 Saturday 11 a.m. Members of SFGMS performed at the South San Francisco public library open house.

South San Francisco public library,

840 West Orange Ave, South San Francisco

12/10/2016 Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

SFGMS held a year-end fund-raising performance at the Recology Golden Gate in San Francisco.

The cost is $15 for SFGMS members. The cost includes entrance fee, lunch and 1 raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available for $1 each.

Recology Golden Gate,

900 - 7th Street, San Francisco

11/19/2016 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Members of SFGMS performed at the HuaKuang 35th anniversary and open house.

HuaKuang Chinese Reading Room, Cubberley Community Center,

4000 Middlefield Road, H-4,

Palo Alto, CA

9/17/2016 Saturday

 

3 - 4 p.m. SFGMS performed at the Presideo Branch Library.

Presideo Branch Library

3150 Sacramento St,, San Francisco.

9/15/2016 Thursday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. SFGMS performed at the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center to celebrate Autumn Moon Festival. 1359 Pine St, San Francisco
9/10/2016 Saturday 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. SFGMS performed at the Autumn Moon Festival Sunset District, San Francisco

8/21/2016

Sunday

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. SFGMS performed a guzheng concert at the Fireside Room in Roosmoor.  The program for this concert is similar to the society’s 34th annual concert.

Fireside Room, Gateway Complex

1001 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek, CA

8/13/2016

Saturday

11 a.m. San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the San Francisco Chinatown Music Festival

Portsmouth Square

50 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA

5/28/2016 Saturday 3 - 4 p.m. San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the San Francisco Public Library to celebrate the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

San Francisco Library, Park Branch

1833 Page St, San Francisco, CA

5/22/2016 Sunday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the South San Francisco Public Library to celebrate the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

South San Francisco library

840 West Orange Ave, South San Francisco, CA

5/21/2016 Saturday 3 - 4 p.m. San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the San Francisco Public Library to celebrate the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

San Francisco Library, West Portal Branch

190 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA

5/15/2016 Sunday 2:30 p.m. 34th Annual Concert: Chinese Music Through The Ages, Featuring Guzheng. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Email ticket request to info@guzheng.org to reserve your free tickets. City College of San Francisco, Chinatown campus Annex Building, 628 Washington St, San Francisco, CA
5/14/2016 Saturday 3 - 4 p.m. San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the San Francisco Public Library to celebrate the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

San Francisco Library, Sunset Branch

1305 18th Ave, San Francisco, CA

5/7/2016 Saturday 2 - 3 p.m. San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the San Francisco Public Library to celebrate the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

San Francisco Library, Ortega Branch

3223 Ortega St, San Francisco, CA

5/4/2016 Wednesday 1 - 2 p.m. Anna Wong, Melody Fong and Betty Look were invited to perform at the City College of San Francisco, Ocean Campus.

City College of San Francisco, Ocean campus, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, CA

Creative Arts Building, Room A133

3/6/2016 noon to 12:30 p.m.
Anna Wong and Betty Look of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed for the Taiwan Tourism at the "Bay Area adventure and travel show"
Santa Clara Convention Center (Halls BCD), 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA

3/5/2016

 

11:30 a.m. to noon
Anna Wong of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed for the Taiwan Tourism at the "Bay Area adventure and travel show"
Santa Clara Convention Center (Halls BCD), 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA

2/29/2016

 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Weishan Liu and Anna Wong presented a lecture and performance for the “World Music Class” at Skyline College.

Skyline College, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno, CA

2/13/2016

Saturday

3:00 - 5:00 pm Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at Westfield San Francisco Center’s annual Lunar Year Celebration. Click here to view pictures of the performance.

Westfield San Francisco Center, 4th floor

835 Market St, San Francisco, CA

12/12/2015 Saturday 10:30 am - 2 pm

Student Recital

The San Francisco Guzheng Music Society hosted a student recital at Roosmoor. The cost is $11 for SFGMS members, $14 for non members. The cost includes entrance fee, lunch and 1 raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available for $1 each.

Hillside Clubhouse, 3400 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek CA 94595.

10/24/2015

Saturday

  Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at a private concert.  Click here to see the performance program Tiburon, California

10/7/2015

Wednesday

  Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at the Santa Clara University Music Series.  Click here to see the performance program. Santa Clara University

9/28/2015

Monday

  Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at the Skyline College World Music Class.  Click here to see the performance program.

Skyline College,

3300 College Drive, San Bruno, CA

9/27/2015

Sunday

2:30 - 3:30 pm Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the Foster City Library Mid-Autumn Festival

Foster City Library,

1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA

9/12/2015

Saturday

10:45 - 11:05 am Abigail Sun, Kari Lee and Lina Cheung of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the Sunset Mid-Autumn Festival Irving St between 22nd and 25the Ave, San Francisco, CA

8/15/2015

Saturday

11:00 am - noon Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed in the 6th Annual Chinatown Music Festival

Portsmouth Square, Kearny and Washington Street, San Francisco

8/14/2015

Friday

 

Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at "The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering”.  Click here to see the performance program

Quail Lodge Golf Club, Carmel, CA

6/20/2015

Saturday

2:00 - 3:00 pm Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the Chinatown Branch Library in San Francisco. Click here for pictures of the performance.

Chinatown Branch Library

1135 Powell St, San Francisco

6/17/2015

Wednesday

noon Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the Dragon Boat Festival celebration in Rossmoor Senior Center. Rossmoor Senior Center
6/14/2015 Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 pm

33rd Anniversary Concert

The San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed to a full house at their 33rd annual concert, titled "Melody of Love". Click here for pictures of the concert.

Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco

2497 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco

5/23/2015 Saturday 1:00 - 3:00 pm Lina Cheung of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the San Francisco Public Library, Main Library.

San Francisco Main Library

3rd floor, International Center

100 Larkin St

San Francisco

4/25/2015

Saturday

5:30 - 7:00 pm Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the Justin-Siena High School's Lantern Festival: Journey to China

Justin-Siena High School

4026 Maher St.,

Napa, CA

4/22/2015

Saturday

5:30 - 6:30 pm Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the China-U.S. Energy Alliance 10th Anniversary celebration

Hotel Monaco

501 Geary Street, S.F CA 94102

4/4/2015

Saturday

10:30 - 11:30 am Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the "Camp Marco Polo - Journerys Across Time" open house in Palo Alto.

Cubblery Community Center

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA

3/28/2015 Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 pm Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the Presidio Branch Library in San Francisco

Presidio Branch Library,

3150 Sacramento St, San Francisco

3/5/2015 Thursday 6:30 - 7:30 pm Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the Richmond Branch Library in San Francisco.

Richmond Branch Library,

351 9th Ave, San Francisco

2/28/2015

Saturday

3:00 - 5:00 pm Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the Westfield Center in San Francisco.

Westfield Center,

865 Market St, San Francisco

2/21/2015 Saturday noon - 12:45 pm Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the San Franciso Botanical Garden Lunar New Year Celebration.

San Francisco Botanical Garden

9th Ave and Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA

2/20 -2/22/2015 1 - 3 pm Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed for the Taiwan Tourist Bureau at the Pacific Orchid Show at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco

Fort Mason Center,

San Francisco

2/8/2015

Sunday

4:30 - 5:00 pm Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at Fremont Hills MBK Senior Living to celebrate Chinese New Year

Fremont Hills MBK Senior Living
35490 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536

2/8/2015

Sunday

11 am - 3 pm

Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed for the Taiwan Tourist Bureau at the Travel and Adventure show in Santa Clara Convention Center.

Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA

2/7/2015

Saturday

11 am - 4 pm Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed for the Taiwan Tourist Bureau at the Travel and Adventure show in Santa Clara Convention Center.

Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA

1/17/2015 Saturday 7:30 pm

The society’s music director WeiSan Liu performed as a guest musician in the Adia Chan 2015 San Francisco Concert.

Nourse Theatre

275 Hayes Street (between Van Ness and Franklin), San Francisco.

Dec 20, 2014 7:00 pm

CCOM Concert Recital Featuring Distinction Candidates

Abigail Sun who received distinction result on grade 6 test was invited to perform at the CCOM Concert Recital Featuring Distinction Candidates.

Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall

509 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, Ca 95053

Dec 13, 2014 Saturday 11 am - 2 pm

Student Recital

The San Francisco Guzheng Music Society hosted a student recital at Roosmoor. The cost is $11 for SFGMS members, $14 for non members. The cost includes entrance fee, lunch and 1 raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available for $1 each.

More than 80 people attended.

Hillside Clubhouse, 3400 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek CA 94595.
Nov 23, 2014  

Tinni Situ, Julianna Chen and Janice Shiu performed at the New Imperial Garden Restaurant

New Imperial Garden Restaurant, San Francisco
Nov 7, 2014   First Old Church, San Francisco (Lisa)  
Sep 17, 2014   Washington High School  
Sep 14, 2014   Tong Palace Restaurant 唐宮  

Sep 8, 2014

 

On Lok, Downtown (Lina and Abigail)

 

 

June 14, 2014

Saturday

1:30 pm

32nd Annviersary Concert.

The San Francisco Guzheng Music Society’s performed to a sold out crowd at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in San Francisco. It featured Pipa Master Pui Yuen Lui (琵琶大師 呂培原)and Guzheng Master Wei Shan Liu (古箏大師 劉維姗).

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall, 50 Oak St (at Van Ness), San Francisco, Ca
May 22, 2014   Cupertino High School (Tinni)  
May 14, 2014   Mills High School (Julianna)  
March 23, 2014   Tong Palace Restaurant 唐宮  
March 8, 2014   Yuet Wah Garden Restaurent 粵華園  
Feb 22, 2014   Balboa Chinese and Arts School  
Feb 15, 2014   Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco  

Feb 8, 2014

Saturday

2 - 4 pm

Weishan Liu, Anna Wong and the Jasmine Group performed at the Westfield Center Lunar Celebration.

Click the pictures below to view the performances.

Westfield San Francisco Center, 865 Market St. | San Francisco, CA 94103
Feb 8, 2014 Saturday 5:00 - 5:30 pm The Purple Orchid Youth group will perform for the Chinese American Society of Solano County during the startup of the Chinese New Year celebration. Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville.
Feb 3, 2014 Monday 9:00 am Weishan Liu and Anna Wong gave a lecture in the world music class at Skyline College. Skyline College, San Bruno
Jan 28, 2014 Tuesday 5 - 6:15 pm Join the Center for the Pacific Rim to celebrate the year of the horse.  Weishan Liu and Anna Wong are invited by the center to perform a variety of traditional, classical, folk, and contemporary guzheng music University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall, Xavier Room
PAST EVENTS
December 7. 2013
Saturday


11 am - 2 pm Student Recital Hillside Clubhouse, 3400 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek CA 94595.
Oct 18, 2013 Friday 7:30 - 8:30 pm Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed during the National Docent Symposium evening reception at the Asian Art Museum Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Sept 28, 2013   The Purple Orchid group performed at the Wine Country Film Festival at Deerfield Ranch Winery. Deerfield Ranch Winery

Sept 7, 2013

Saturday

2:30 - 5:00 pm Nikki and Michelle of the Purple Orchid group performed at PALO ALTO YMCA's World Culture Festival. PALO ALTO FAMILY YMCA
3412 Ross Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
August 22, 2013   Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at the Osmosis Spa and Retreat at Sebastapol, CA Osmosis Spa and Retreat, Sebastapol, CA
June 22, 2013 Saturday 9 a.m. Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at the Skyline College, world music class Skyline College

June 15, 2013

Saturday

1:00 PM Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at Roosemore. Roosmore, CA
June 2, 2013 Sunday

2 - 4 PM

(1:30pm for meet the artist)

31st Anniversary concert

This year's annual concert featured Master Weishan Liu's new compositions. Some of the new compositions are inspired by Tang and Sung Dynasty poems.

Price: $30 for non-members, $27 for members of SFGMS (current membership card required), senior older than 62, and students (with valid student IDs), $100 for VIP tickets.

Ticket are SOLD OUT.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall,

50 Oak St
(at VanNess)
San Francisco, CA 94102

June 1, 2013

Saturday

11 a.m. - noon

Kari Lee performed at the Foster City Arts & Wine Festival

 

350 Shell Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404
May 26, 2013 4:00 PM Memebers of the San Francisco GuZheng Music Society performed for the residents in the Senior Living Apartments. 1001 Franklin Street, Senior Living apartments, San Francisco
May 18, 2013 Saturday 3:30 PM - Weishan Liu and Anna Wong and other SFGMS members performed at the San Francisco Library, Sunset branch to help celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month. The performance was free to the public.

San Francisco Library, Sunset Branch

1305 18th Ave.
San Francisco, 94122

May 12, 2013 Sunday 8:00 AM KBCW Channel 44 (Cable 12) broadcasted an interview with Weishan Liu and Anna Wong on May 12th, at 8:00am on the Bay Area Focus with Susan Sikora Sunday morning show. KBCW Channel 44, Cable 12
March 2, 2013 Saturday 5 - 5:30 PM The Purple Orchid performed background music for the Chinese New Year Celebration at Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA. Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA
February 28, 2013 Thursday   Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at the Laguna Honda Senior Center in San Francisco Laguna Honda Senior Center, San Francisco
February 25, 2013 Monday   Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at the Skyline Community College for "SF - World Music Class Presentation" Skyline Community College
February 20, 2013 Wednesday   Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at the Paradise Senior Community Center in Fairfield. Paradise Senior Community Center, Fairfield, CA
February 16, 2013 Saturday 1 - 2 PM

Kari Lee, student of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society's artistic director Wei Shan Liu was invited to perform at the Challenge School

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Challenge School 
1661 Fashion Island Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94404
February 16, 2013 Saturday 2:30 - 3 PM

Members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed at the Berkeley Chinese Community Church to help celebrate Chinese New Year.

 

Berkeley Chinese Community Church

2117 Acton Street, Berkeley, CA

February 10, 2013 Sunday 3 - 5 PM The Purple Orchid were invited to perform at the Bloomingdale's store, 2nd floor, in downtown San Francisco to celebrate Chinese New Year. 2nd floor, Bloomingdale's Store, San Francisco Center, 845 Market St, San Francisco
February 9, 2013 Saturday 11 AM to 1 PM To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Purple Orchid, Jasmine Group and other members of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed in the event room in the Ortega Branch of San Francisco Public Library. This is a free program and the seats are first come first served. No ticket required. San Francisco Public Library Ortega Branch, 3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA94122
February 3, 2013 Sunday noon - 4 PM

May Fong, a long time member of the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society and student of Wei Shan Liu performed guzheng music for the opening of Chinese archaeological exhibit at the Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum.

Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum.
December 15, 2012
Saturday


11 AM

Student Recital

This year, most of the students played solo pieces. There was catered lunch plus raffle. Recital started at 11 a.m. Cost was $11 for SFGMS members, $13 for non members. The cost includes entrance fee, lunch and 1 raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available for $1 each.

 

 

Hillside Clubhouse, 3400 Golden Rain Road, Walnut Creek CA 94595.

December 6, 2012
Thursday

7:30 PM Weishan Liu gave a concert accompanied by Anna Wong at the Museum of Art in Santa Barbara.

1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

May 19, 2012
Saturday
6 PM

The Purple Orchids have been invited to perform at the Consulate General of China in SF to celebrate Mother's Day.

Consulate General of PRC
San Francisco

May 18, 2012
Friday


8 PM

Weishan Liu gave a solo concert May 18, 2012 at UC Santa Barbara -- "An Evening of Tranditional Chinese Music with Weishan Liu". It was warmly received. She was joined in her performances by some of her earliest students: Anna Wong, May Fong, Melody Fong, Betty Look, and Shura Ng. Eddie Fong also performed some violin classics.

University of California
Santa Barbara
May 12, 2012
Saturday
7 PM 30th Anniversary Concert

This concert will celebrate San Francisco Guzheng Music Society's 30th anniversary. The theme of the concert is: Ode to China: A contemporary narrative of five thousand years of cultural history through calligraphy, paintings and music.

We will provide on stage a historical survey of different art forms, illustrated by slides, music accompaniment, and narratives; from the oracle bone script, Zhuan and Li writing styles, the calligraphy of Wang Xizhi, to the famous paintings of the masters from the Han, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties including "Han Palace" from the South Sung Dynastry, "Along the River During Qing Ming Festival", and great paintings by Huang Gongwang, Huang Binhong, Wu Changshuo, Qi Baishi, and Zhang Daqian. During the presentation, there will be concurrent performance of guqin, flute and guzheng music as well as singing on stage.

Call (415) 668-8111 or email info@guzheng.org for tickets. Ticket prices are: VIP $100; $50; $30; $20.

Scottish Rite Masonic Center
19th Ave at Sloat
San Francisco
February 11, 2012
Saturday
6 PM

The Purple Orchids will perform background guzheng music for an hour for a cocktail party.

City Hall Rotunda
San Francisco
February 4, 2012
Saturday

The Purple Orchids have been invited to perform at the 16th annual Chinese New Year Celebration of the Chinese American Association of Solano County (CAASC). Nikki Zhang's photo made it to the local newspaper.

Ulatis Cultural Center
Vacaville
December 3, 2011
Saturday
11 AM

Student Recital

This year, most of the young students will be playing solo pieces, while other will play in either duet or groups. There will be catered lunch plus raffle from 11:00am to noon, recital will starts at noon until 2:00pm. Cost will be $10 for SFGMS members with a valid membership card, $12 for non members. The cost will include entrance fee, lunch and 1 raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be available for $1 each. The prizes include autographed SFGMS T-shirts by Liu Le, and other goodies.

Tickets will be available in mid-November from Melody at info@guzheng.org.

Hillside Clubhouse
3400 Golden Rain Road
Walnut Creek
October 30, 2011
Sunday
7 PM

The 12th Annual San Francisco World Music Festival will pay tribute to Master Weishan Liu for her 30 years of excellent artistic achievement and contributions in educating new generations of guzheng musicians. Let's go show our support for Teacher and enjoy the great performances of the other musicians and performers. You can get your tickets from the World Music Festival's box office by calling 415-292-1233.

Jewish Community Center
3200 California St
San Francisco
September 25, 2011
Sunday
1 - 7 PM The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco in association with Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center, Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, Chinatown Community Development Center and Chinese Progressive Association present this annual music festival. The Festival features free performances by Jest Jammin', Genryu Arts, Sherlin Chan & The Star Valley Children's Choir, Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco led by John Calloway, Charlie Chin, San Francisco Guzheng Society and the world-premiere of "Portrait of Sun Yat-sen" by Jon Jang and Unbound Chinatown, celebrating the October 10 Centennial of the Chinese Revolution and the Chinese Republic's first provisional president, Dr. Sun Yat-sen. This year's Festival also presents the new visual arts exhibition Sidewalk Art along with hands-on arts activities and displays of Chinatown's diverse and vibrant culture. FREE







Portsmouth Square
San Francisco Chinatown
September 10, 2011
Saturday
2 PM - 5 PM The Purple Orchids will perform in Palo Alto YMCA's World Culture Festival. 3412 Ross Rd
Palo Alto
September 4, 2011
Sunday
10 AM - 4 PM

The San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival Committee will have its Second Annual Autumn Moon Festival this year. This exciting street festival brings together individuals, families, businesses, community leaders and organizations from San Mateo and its Peninsula neighbors. It will be a fun and captivating event, featuring lion dances, arts and crafts, traditional performances, delicious food and product vendors, and exhibitors from community organizations and government agencies. Please visit their website for more details. SFGMS's Golden Flowers will perform at 12 noon four popular pieces: Battling the Typhoon, Colors of the Wind, Flagrant Night Blossom, and Spring of Xiang River.

Ellsworth Ave (Between 3rd & 4th Ave
San Mateo
September 4, 2011
Sunday
10 AM - 4 PM

The San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival Committee will have its Second Annual Autumn Moon Festival this year. This exciting street festival brings together individuals, families, businesses, community leaders and organizations from San Mateo and its Peninsula neighbors. It will be a fun and captivating event, featuring lion dances, arts and crafts, traditional performances, delicious food and product vendors, and exhibitors from community organizations and government agencies. Please visit their website for more details. SFGMS's Golden Flowers will perform at 12 noon four popular pieces: Battling the Typhoon, Colors of the Wind, Flagrant Night Blossom, and Spring of Xiang River.

Ellsworth Ave (Between 3rd & 4th Ave
San Mateo
September 3, 2011
Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM 7th Annual Sunset District Autumn Moon Festival

The event will include lion dances, arts and crafts, traditional performances, delicious food and product vendors, and exhibitors from community organizations and government agencies. SFGMS is scheduled to perform 4 guzheng pieces at 11 AM: Battling the Typhoon, New Song of Dongting Lake, Spring of Snow Mountain and Tibetan Dance. Sponsored by the Sunset District Autumn Moon Festival Committee. Fore more details, click here.

Irving Street (Between 22nd and 25th Aven)
San Francisco
May 26, 2011
Sunday
  SFGMS members Kin Tso and Melody Fong will perform guzheng and pipa as part of the Asian Pacific Heritage Month celebration.
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
San Francisco
May 22, 2011
Sunday
6:15 PM Michelle Wong, Dennis Xu, Jennifer Cheung, and Danny Cheung, all members of the SF Guzheng Music Society, will perform at the reception of the SF Food Bank. Holiday Inn
1300 Columbus Ave
San Francisco
May 1, 2011
Sunday
3 PM The San Francisco Gu-zheng Music Society will host its 29th annual concert. We are very proud to present Liu Le, a young guzheng virtuoso, who will come all the way from Shanghai to perform at this concert. Mr. Liu graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music where he was under the tulelage of the famous Chinese musician Professor Wang Wei. He won the coveted "Golden Bell" Award in 2009 as well as in numerous top-level music competitions in China and abroad. He is now regarded as one of the top experts on guzheng and the most popular guzheng performer in China. Mr. Liu's guest appearance will no douobt give music lovers in the San Francisco Bay Area a better understanding of guzheng's current development in China, and to allow our Society's students an opportunity to learn new guzheng compositions. The upcoming concert will feature three brand-new compositions from 2010 – Ballad of the Enchanting Lotus, Sacrificial Offering, and Sleeve Dance Fantacies. Mr. Liu was the artist who performed in the world premiere of these new compositions; and it is only fitting that he be the one to premiere them here in North America as well. Don't miss this golden opportunity to experience guzheng music at its best!
About the concert
音樂會簡介
Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearney St., 3/F
San Francisco
April 22, 2011
Friday
4:30 PM Weishan Liu will give a Master's class for guzheng enthusiasts and performers. Here's your chance to hone your skills under the guidance of a world-class virtuoso. An opportunity like this doesn't come too often; and better yet, it is FREE !!!

免費古箏講座
主講人﹕ 劉維姍
時 間﹕ 4 月22 日星期五下午4:30 至5﹕30
地 點﹕ 舊金山中華文化中心

第一部分﹕ 講解 如何學習古箏
一.如何入門
1.為什麼一定要強調正確的方法
2.如何掌握正確的方法練習
3.如何鍛煉放鬆
4.如何掌握快慢交替練習(何為慢曲快練、快曲慢練 怎麼練?)
5.為何要看譜與背譜結合練習
二.如何提高
1.力求固定練琴時間
2.怎樣提高練琴效果
3.怎樣合理掌握練習曲和樂曲的練習時段
4.怎樣根據自己的情況對自己提出要求
5.怎樣鍛煉自己的聽音能力和節奏感(不要怕難,要努力堅持試驗)
6.怎樣學習對弦
三.如何深造 (提高演譯音樂的能力)
1.如何理解樂曲
2.怎樣分析樂句的起伏
3.怎樣合理的運用力度
4.如何自如地運用技巧去力求準確地表達樂曲的感情
5.怎樣鍛煉舞台經驗 (演出前和演出中的心態調整、舞台風度、作演出經驗筆記)

第二部分﹕自由提問及現場示範教學
Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearney St., 3/F
San Francisco
April 9, 2011
Saturday
11 AM Weishan Liu and Anna Wong will perform duets as part of the spring celebration and concert. They will perform 平湖秋月, 漁舟唱晚, and 高山流水. In addition, Master Liu will perform 梅花三弄 solo with accompaniment by Anna Wong. San Bruno Chinese Church (活泉華人教會)
250 Courtland Dr.
San Bruno
March 12, 2011
Saturday
12 - 3PM The San Francisco Gu-zheng Music Society will host a buffet-style lunch to kick off its membership drive. There will be guzheng(s) on the stage for anyone who would like to perform. The price of the ticket will be $20, which will include a choice of 8 entrees, 2 desserts and drinks. We will let you all know when the tickets are available for purchase. Tong Palace Restaurant
933 Clement St.
San Francisco
February 19-20, 2011
Sat/Sunday
11:30 - 2:30 PM The Golden Flowers, Purple Orchids, and Jasmines will perform to celebrate Chinese New Year. See the performance program here. Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearney St., 3/F
San Francisco
February 12, 2011
Saturday
5 - 9 PM The Purple Orchids will perform to celebrate Chinese New Year. San Rafael Community Center
618 B Street
San Rafael
February 11, 2011
Friday
12:30 - 2 PM Weishan Liu will give a talk and performance at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) seminar. It will consist of a historical perspective of Guzheng music in China with demonstration of pieces relevant to the period presented. It will also cover the changes throughout the centuries as well as the different ethnic and regional character influencing the music. Anna Wong will be the co-presenter. Stanford Univ.
Palo Alto
February 11, 2011
Friday
  Weishan Liu and Anna Wong will perform at the Chinese New Year celebration organized by the Asia Business Club, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.  
February 9, 2011
Wednesday
1 PM Weishan Liu and Anna Wong will perform at Mt. Tamalpais School as part of their Cultural Day celebration Mt. Tamalpais School
100 Harvard Ave
Mill Valley
September 12, 2010
Sunday
3 PM 1st Annual San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival Ellsworth Avenue ( Between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
San Mateo
September 11, 2010
Saturday
5 PM The Purple Orchids have been invited back to the annual World Culture Fair. YMCA
Palo Alto
September 11, 2010
Saturday
3 PM 6th Annual Sunset District Autumn Moon Festival Irving Street (Between 22nd and 25th Avenues)
San Francisco
July 30, 2010
Friday
8 PM

Ultra World X-tet performs a joyful, exotic, soulful and elegant fusion of East and West for the 21st Century. This exciting event will feature world premiere performances of several new works. The X-tet includes Gary Schwantes, Saxophones and Bamboo Flutes: Weishan Liu, Guzheng (Chinese Zither): Winnie Wong, Guzheng (Chinese Zither): Raymond Froehlich, Drums and Percussion: Aaron Germain, Bass.

The Guzheng (23 string Chinese Zither) and Chinese Bamboo flutes bring a rich history of over 2000 years to the overall sound of the group which is modern and adventurous. The X-tet recently released their first CD, MOON AND LEGEND, a colorful blend of Jazz / World / Ambient / Funk / Classical textures. This is a fresh, new San Francisco sound. Check it out!

Tickets are $17 General; $14 Seniors (65 and older); $14 Full Time Students; Children 12 and under Free. Press contact: Gary Schwantes, (415) 601-6575

Old First Church
1751 Sacramento St. (at Van Ness)
San Francisco
July 22, 2010
Thursday
7 PM Master Weishan Liu will give a performance at the Osmosis Healing Spa in Sonoma County. Come and experience your own transformation in this beautiful and healing sanctuary. Enjoy the magnificent location, a staff devoted to your wellbeing, authentic Japanese gardens, the rejuvenating Cedar Enzyme Baths, and marvelous massage and organic skin care. Osmosis Spa
209 Bohemian Hwy
Freestone
June 18, 2010
Friday
6:30 PM
Tranquil Resonance Studio and
San Francisco Gu-zheng Music Society presents
A Cultured Gathering
The Art of Tea and Music
In ancient China, scholars, poets, friends, and family would gather at the local teahouse to share tea, art, and music. The teahouse was the center of culture in the community.
Come join us and enjoy the . . .
Traditional Gongfu Tea Ceremony prepared at the table by local tea connoisseurs
Famous teas of China and Taiwan from this years springs tea harvest
Ancient music of Guzheng and Guqin including literati music and folk music
Seating is limited so please purchase your ticket as soon as possible
featuring
Qin Sheng Ensemble
$15 – includes tea and snacks
For tickets: info@tranquilresonance.com
Clarion Music Center
816 Sacramento St.
San Francisco
May 23, 2010
Sunday
3 - 5:30 PM San Francisco Gu-zheng Music Society is excited to announce that we will be producing our 28th annual concert. Please read the attached announcement and audition application. Anyone who is interested in participating in the May 23rd concert should fill out and turn in the audition application. We have included a pdf version for those who wish to print out the audition application and either turn in or mail to us, and a MS Word version for those who wish to fill in and email to us.

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Mercy High School
3250 19th Ave
San Francisco
February 28, 2010
Sunday
2 PM Qin Sheng Ensemble will participate in the Spring Festival Celebration sponsored by the Chinese Culture Center. Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny St
San Francisco
February 27, 2010
Saturday
1 PM San Francisco Gu-zheng Music Society has once again been invited to perform at the annual Spring Festival held at the Chinese Culture Center. Members of the Golden Flowers and the Jasmine Blossoms will perform to help celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. Chinese Culture Center
750 Kearny St
San Francisco
February 27, 2010
Saturday
see description The Purple Orchids will help usher in the Year of the Tiger by performing at the receptions of the SF Symphony’s annual Chinese New Year Concert & Celebration. They will perform at the Festival Reception at SF Davies Symphony Hall (2-3 PM) and at SF City Hall during the cocktail reception for the Imperial Ball for VIPs (5-6PM).See flyer of the event. see description
February 21, 2010
Sunday
2 PM Qin Sheng Ensemble will be performing for the Chinese New Year Celebration sponsored by Tillerman Tea at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa California. Along with lion dancing, martial arts, and lots of tea, Qin Sheng will bring their beautiful guzheng music to ring in the Lunar New Year in Wine Country! Oxbow Public Market
610 First Street
Napa
February 19, 2010
Friday
4:30 - 5:30 PM David Wong, of the Qin Sheng Ensemble, will be performing at a tea ceremony before the symposium dinner at Stanford University's Cantor Center for the Arts. The symposium, "The Politics of Culture and the Arts in Early 20th-Century China" is open to all scholars and to the public. Please visit their website for more information. Stanford University
Palo Alto
February 17, 2010
Wednesday
11 AM - 1-PM David Wong, of the Qin Sheng Ensemble, will be performing at a tea ceremony celebrating the media preview of a new art exhibit sponsored by Stanford University, Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future: Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century China. Please visit their website for more information.
Stanford University
Palo Alto
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