Melody of China | Jan 6–8

Songs of the Dragon (龍之音)

Travel across the Pacific Ocean in this intriguing survey of Chinese traditional music with Melody of China (漢聲樂團), described in the The San Francisco Chronicle as “innovative and dazzling.” Founded in 1993 and dedicated to promoting Chinese music in the Bay Area and beyond through scintillating concerts and educational outreach, Melody of China will delight SFEMS audiences using traditional Chinese instruments—hammered dulcimers, zithers, fiddles, lutes, mouth organs, and bamboo flutes—and historically informed techniques to showcase the remarkable diversity of Chinese musical traditions. Celebrate the new year again, but this time in lunar fashion!

Yangqin Zhao (赵扬琴), yangqin; Gangqin Zhao (赵钢琴), guzheng; Shenshen Zhang (张申申), pipa; Xiaofeng Zhang (张晓凤), erhu; Wanpeng Guo (郭万鹏), sheng; Xian Lu (卢宪), dizi

Subscription tickets available in mid-June

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 8:00PM
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln, Palo Alto

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 7:30PM
First Church Berkeley UCC (First Congregational)
2345 Channing Way

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 4:00PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco

Single tickets: $55 general|$46.25 SFEMS members (discount applied after log in)|$20 patrons 35 and under (with ID)

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