Yangqin Zhao, yangqin; Gangqin Zhao, guzheng; Shenshen Zhang, pipa; Wanpeng Guo, sheng; Thomas Lee, gaohu & erhu; Jon Jang, piano; Francis Wong, saxophone; Jie Bing, erhu
Please come early and join us for a pre-concert talk with the Melody of China musicians, composers, friends, and collaborators, at 7:30 pm.
Melody of China celebrates twenty years of Chinese music in San Francisco. The Bay Area’s premiere Chinese chamber ensemble presents a retrospective of commissions, collaborations and traditional repertoire. In addition to the Melody of China ensemble, the program features guest artists pianist/composer Jon Jang, saxophonist/composer Francis Wong, erhu virtuoso Jie Bing and others. Featured works include: Gang Situ’s Double Concerto for Erhu and Yangqin (2001), Francis Wong’s Shanghai Stories for Chinese and jazz ensemble (2010), Melody of China’s Flying China, a medley of traditional pieces showcasing each instrument, General’s Command featuring yangqin, and Horse Race, a fast and fiery piece featuring erhu. The evening will also include a pre-concert talk with Melody of China musicians, composers, friends and collaborators.