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Lick Observatory: Music of the Spheres

August 26, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Sounds of nature abound in the lively folk, regional, and classic melodies that Melody of China musicians perform on traditional instruments.

Returning to the Music of the Spheres are director Yangqin Zhao, playing the yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer) – the instrument she was named for – and her sister, Gangqin Zhao, playing the guzheng (plucked zither) and percussion. Joining the ensemble is noted musician Thomas Lee, master of the 2-string bowed instruments, the Chinese erhu and gaohu.

With stellar musicianship and camaraderie, Melody of China adds a delightful musical interlude to the Lick Observatory night of galaxy gazing.

Based in San Francisco, Melody of China is California’s award-winning premiere Chinese music company, featuring small to large ensembles of conservatory-trained musicians, who perform for theaters, festivals, and special event audiences. MelodyofChina.org


August 26, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Lick Observatory