2017 Annual Concert
Our Story: A multi-media presentation of the Chinese American Journey
on May 21, 2017 at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center
2016 Major Performances
Click here to view the major performances given by the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society in 2016.
33rd Annual Concert
The San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed to a full house at their 33rd annual concert, titled "Melodies of Love" on June 14th, 2015 2:00 pm at Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco.
Performance for the Taiwan Tourist Bureau
WeiShan Liu and Anna were invited to perform for the Taiwan Tourist Bureau. Here is their performance at the Travel and Adventure show in Santa Clara Convention Center.
2012 Major Performances
Click here to view the major performances given by the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society in 2012.
Dec 7, 2013 Student concert,
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29th Annual Concert
Watch the 6 Golden Flowers℠ perform "Magnificent Bronze Gorge" and more
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35th Annual Concert, May 21, 2017
Our Story: A Multi-media Presentation of the Chinese American Journey
Sing Tao Radio, AM 1400, will interview Prof. Ling-Chi Wang and Wei Shan Liu about the concert.
Time: May 12, 2017 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Topics discussed: 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act and how it is tied to the SFGMS 35th anniversary concert
The San Francisco Guzheng Music Society will present its 35th annual concert at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center at 3 p.m, The theme of this year's concert is:Our Story: A Multi-Media Presentation of the Chinese American Journey, in memory of Phil Choy, a respected historian of Chinese American studies. The concert will be an integration of historical photographs, narrations of early Chinese American immigration challenges with music accompaniment. Musicians performing include Weishan Liu (guzheng plucked string instrument), Siao Feng Chang (erhu spike fiddle instrument), Jung Gao (dizi bamboo flute instrument), Strauss Shi (violin), China’s Spirit Music Ensemble, Tranquil Resonance Studio, and San Francisco Guzheng Music Society.
General admission tickets for the concert are available through Fort Mason Center www.fortmason.org, email@example.com or call (415) 345-7575. If you are interested in getting VIP tickets to support the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society, please call (415) 668-8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to go to the Fort Mason Center ticket sales site.
June 17, 2017, Chinatown Branch Library
SFGMS will perform at the San Francisco Public LIbrary, Chinatown branch, to celebrate its Open House Day.
Feb 4, 2017, Presidio Knolls School, San Francisco
Members of SFGMS: Lina Cheung, Kari Lee and XuanYi Zhou performed at the Chinese New Year Festival at the Presidio Knolls School in San Francisco. They also demonstrated the features and answer questions about the guzheng to curious parents and students. Here are some pictures:
Feb 8, 2017, San Francisco Senior Center
SFGMS was invited to perform at the San Francisco Senior Center to celebrate Chinese New year. To the delight of the Russian members in the center, our Artistic Director Weishan Liu performed a Russian folk song in guzheng. See pictures below.
Pictures of other members of SFGMS performing at the center.
Feb 11-12, 2017, Taiwan Tourism Bureau at Travel & Adventure Show
SFGMS was invited to perform for the Taiwan Tourism Bureau at the Santa Clara Travel & Adventure Show.
34th annual concert: “Chinese Music Through the Ages: Featuring Guzheng”
Members of SFGMS performed before a standing room only audience at City College of San Francisco, Chinatown Campus on May 15, 2016. Our musical director Ms. Weishan Liu used multimedia to guide the audience through the 8000-year history of Chinese music. She and members of the society performed past and contemporary guzheng masterpieces. The concert was well received by the audience.
Click here to see comment from audiences
Members of SFGMS were invited to perform at various branch libraries to celebrate the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month during May, 2016.
Click here to view pictures of the performance at the San Francisco West Portal Branch library in San Francisco.
Click here to view pictures of the performance at the San Francisco Park Branch library in San Francisco.
Click here for videos of past performances
Members of SFGMS performed at the Autumn Moon Festival on 9/12/2015 and was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from Assemblyman Philip Ting for the society's dedication to Chinese culture.
Foster City Library Performance
Members of SFGMS performed at the Foster City Library on 9/17/2015 to help celebrate Autumn Moon Festival. Here is a news article about the performance from the World Journal’s 9/28/2015 edition.
The San Francisco Gu-Zheng Music Society was formed in 1982 to promote and share the rich Chinese heritage through traditional, classical, folk, and contemporary music. Its goals are:
The Society stages an annual concert with a carefully selected theme to showcase certain aspect of Chinese music. It also performs at schools, libraries, community events, as well as fundraisers for non-profit organizations and worthy social causes.
In 1988, the Society was incorporated as a non-profit public benefit corporation under the laws of the State of California and qualified as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the Society are tax-deductible.
樂團將繼續為灣區民眾、社團、機構、和學校提供各類教學演出服務，並為需要購買古箏的音樂愛好者和朋友代為訂購專業或普及等各類古箏。有興趣的朋友請用電話或傳真 (415) 668-8111 聯絡。
More than 200 people attended Prof. Ding Chengyun's lecture on the ancient instruments qin and se 2/26/06. The event was reported in this 星島日報 article.