Garden Music

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Thirteen years ago, I came upon across an article in the New York Times which described the incredible story of the first class of music students to graduate from the Beijing Conservatory, post-Cultural Revolution. Thousands applied, only a few hundred were admitted, and those graduates have since conquered the musical world, most notably recently with the Pulitzer Prize for composition being awarded to Zhou Long.

Their stories are… Learn More » »

Asian Music Now


Our last concert approaches with lightening speed! This Thursday, we perform Asian Music Now (click here for ticket and concert information), a concert of new works by our Asian friends, this time featuring music by Xiao-Ou, Huang Ruo, Zhou Long (recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music), and the world premiere of Vedenas by Narong Prangcharoen. The concert completes our 2010-11 season, and sets us up nicely for our forthcoming… Learn More » »

Guanxi


(The basic dynamic in personalized networks of influence; a central idea in Chinese society.)

We wrapped up a wonderful couple of weeks at team 3A last week with a performance of Crumb’s Black Angels for the talented students at the Vancouver School for Arts and Academics. What great students, with great questions…..

We are so blessed to have such great friends, fans, and supporters. As I mentioned at the concerts, none of us is… Learn More » »