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February 2014

Chinese New Year Celebration at Bloomingdale’s

February 1, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bloomingdale Center 2nd Floor

See Melody of China performing live at the Bloomingdale's Center on Saturday and Sunday 3 - 5 pm.

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Chinese New Year Concert with San Francisco Symphony

February 8, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Davies Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Melody of China will perform this Saturday, February 8th, as part of the Chinese New Year Concert with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Hall as the Symphony celebrates the “Year of the Horse”. This family event includes a pre-concert Festival Reception which transforms the lobbies of Davies Symphony Hall into a Chinese festival with lion dancing, Chinese calligraphy, ribbon dancing, tea bars, children’s entertainment and “lucky” red envelopes.   Melody of China will perform several traditional selections on traditional Chinese instruments.…

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Lunar New Year Performance at Oakland Museum

February 9, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Melody of China will celebrate the Year of the Horse at the Oakland Museum Sunday, February 9, with a special performance of traditional music as part of the Museum's Lunar New Year Celebration.  Other attractions include Lion Dancers, Acrobatics, Martial Arts demonstrations and more.  Performances will take place from 1 to 4 pm.  For more information, visit the Oakland Museum's website: Oakland Museum.

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Chinese New Year Parade

February 15, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Melody of China will perform in the Chinese New Year parade Saturday, February 15, in downtown San Francisco.  The group will appear on the Bank of America float ringing in the Year of the Horse in true style while performing traditional selections on their traditional instruments.  The parade starts at 6pm.  For more information, please visit the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade website: Chinese New Year Parade.

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April 2014

Chinese Memorial Dedication with Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

April 5, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Melody of China will be performing as part of the dedication of a new Chinese Memorial at Evergreen Cemetery in Santa Cruz on Saturday, April 5th (visitors meet at the museum and walk to Evergreen Cemetery). The memorial dedication "Feeding the Hungary Ghosts: A Celebration of Commemoration and Reconciliation" is a program of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH). For more information please see the MAH website: http://www.santacruzmah.org/event/hungry-ghosts-memorial-dedication/

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May 2014

Gordon J. Lau Elementary School Performance for AIM

May 14, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gordon J. Lau Elementary School, 950 Clay Street,
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Melody of China will perform Wednesday, May 14th, at the Gordon J. Lau Elementary school in San Francisco's Chinatown as part of the San Francisco Symphony's Adventures in Music (AIM) program. The performance begins at 6:30pm and will feature traditional selections on the various traditional Chinese instruments Melody of China is known for.

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November 2014

World Premiere: Coexistent Beauty

November 7, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Melody of China will premiere Yuanlin Chen's Coexistent Beauty at Old First Church in San Francisco on Friday, November 7th. The newly commissioned work calls for yangqin, guzheng, pipa, sheng, dizi, Chinese percussion, bass clarinet, violin, 'cello and electronics. New York composer Yuanlin Chen has composed for numerous ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony; he also pioneered the first electronic music studio in China and developed electronic music for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Coexistent Beauty is his third…

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Community School of Music and Arts

November 9, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community School of Music and Arts (Finn Center), 230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA 94040 United States
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In partnership with the Community School of Music and Arts, Melody of China presents an afternoon of traditional and contemporary works for Chinese ensemble. The program includes traditional selections from the various ethnic regions of China as well as a follow-up performance of Yuanlin Chen's newly commissioned work Coexistent Beauty. The concert begins at 2pm in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA in Mountain View on Sunday, November 9th. Please visit the CSMA concert page for more information. This commission has been…

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Yoshi’s Oakland

November 11, 2014 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Yoshis, 510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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For the first time ever, Melody of China will be performing at Yoshi's in Oakland! The evening performance includes the newly commissioned Coexistent Beauty by Yuanlin Chen as well as a special Chinese/jazz fusion performance with guests: Jon Jang, Francis Wong, Marcus Shelby and Deszon Claiborne. It's happening Tuesday, November 11. Show starts at 10:30 pm. Tickets are $12. More information at yoshis.com/oakland. This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding…

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June 2019

SFIAF 19 with Sound of Dragon

June 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Melody of China will perform with Vancouver-based Sound of Dragon at the 2019 San Francisco International Arts Festival. The program will feature Melody of China artists with guests from Sound of Dragon ensemble including traditional Chinese and Western instruments. The program will feature several world premieres by composers from the U.S. and Canada as well as traditional repertoire. An exciting blend of Chinese and Western new music! Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, 6pm. Gallery 308, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. Duration:…

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