Major Performances, 2012
30th Anniversary Concert: "Ode to China", May 12, 2012
Members of SFGMS and other renowned musicians performed before a packed house at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center on May 12, 2012 to celebrate the Society's 30th anniversary. It was the fulfillment of a dream that Weishan Liu, the Society's founder, has harbored for a very long time. Ever since she was picked to study with the great guzheng master Cao Zheng some 50 years ago, she has been instilled with the respect one must pay to history and the need to carry it on. This concert was an attempt to do exactly that: to provide a contemporary narrative of five thousand years of cultural history through calligraphy, paintings and music. Here's how she envisioned it: "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." They delivered everything they promised, and more. Click here and here to view photos.
Santa Babara Concert, May 18, 2012
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 long time students: Anna Wong, May Fong, Melody Fong, Betty Look, and Shura Ng. Eddie Fong also performed some violin classics.
Santa Barbara concert, Dec 6, 2012
Weishan Liu gave a solo concert, accompanied by Anna Wong at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art on Dec 6, 2012, in conjunction with the museum's major exhibition "The Art of the Recluse". The concert ended with standing ovation from the audience. Click here to view the pre-concert press release and interview and here to view the concert reivew. You can also view performance of the Plum Blossom, Emerging Lotus and Jasmine Song
2012 student Recital, Dec 15, 2012
The Society hosted the 2012 student recital at Rossmoor. Click the picture below to view photos of the recital.
|2012 Student Recital|