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
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SFGMS members Annual Recital 2022
SFGMS premiered its 2022 virtual concert on Jan 6, 2023. You can click here to view it.
Below is the concert prologue from our artistic director Weishan Liu:
音樂是聽覺藝術，時間藝術。藝術，是表達思想和情感的。為了能真實表達思想和情感，首先要求我們每個演奏員需要全身心的去領會每個樂曲的內涵，用心去體會樂曲本身要傳遞的思想和情感。 為了達到這目的，我們需要心手並用，去完成音樂的再創作。 情動於中，故形於聲，聲成文，謂之音。
相信過去的一年大家都在努力練習中取得了很大成績， 我也非常榮幸能和大家一起共同學習進步！ 再次感謝一貫支持我們的觀眾！預祝各位聖誕新年快樂！
2022 Concert Prologue
As we bid farewell to the old and await for a new year, we are preparing for another celebratory concert.
Music is the art of auditory appreciation and the art of time. Art expresses thoughts and emotions. As an artist, you immerse yourself into the music to convery the essence of the piece through each note. The goal is to use "Hand' (technique) and "Heart" (emotions) to reach a re-creation that you can claim as your own.
We can elevate our musical ability. It is a process that requires repeated learning and honing. We, an artist, a performer must listen to our own performa ces countless times to hear the finer differences, it refines our auditory ability so that we can make corrections. This is your rhythm of expression. In order to achieve the essence of the music you must give it vitality through your expression. Only music that gives vitality can touch people's soul.
I believe your practices have helped your achievement greatly this past year. I am honored to learn and make progress with each on of you. Once again, a heartfelt thanks to our audience for your continued support.
I wish you all a joyous holiday and a wonderful new year,
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San Francisco Guzheng Music Society performed 月兒高 at the 30th anniversary concert
Our artistic director Ms. Weishan Liu performed Galloping Across the Grassland
at the 36th anniversary concert
Our artistic director Ms. Weishan Liu performed 大渡河
October 17, 2020, San Francisco Chinatown Music Festival
Members of SFGMS performed at the 2020 SF Chinatown Music Festival on Oct 17, 2020.
Feb 4, 2020, Acacia Creek, Union City
Members of SFGMS performed at the Acacia Creek (a retirement community) in Union City to celebrate Chinese New Year on Feb 4, 2020.
January 28, 2020, On Lok House for Seniors
SFGMS artistic director Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed for the senior residents at the On Lok House in 1333 Bush Street, San Francisco to celebrate Chinese New Year on January 28, 2020..
January 21, 2020, San Francisco Main Library
SFGMS artistic director Weishan Liu and Anna Wong performed at the opening ceremony of the exhibition "Wuhan, China through the lens of American Photographers" at the San Francisco Main Library on January 21, 2020..
Members of SFGMS performed at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center's Chinese New Year Luncheon to help celebrate the Chinse New Year.
Members of the SFGMS Jasmine group performed at the San Francisco Main Library on January 12, 2020 to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
2019 Year-end Performance, Dec 7, 2019
SFGMS hosted its year-end performance at the auditorium of Recology Golden Gate in San Francisco. Members of the society performed at this event to more than 100 guests.
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SFGMS artistic director Weishan Liu performed at Self Help for the Elderly in San Francisco to help celebrate Thanksgiving with the seniors.
SFGMS members Melody Fong, Ying Chiu and Betty Look performed at the Global Appreciation Festival at Cal State University, East Bay in Hayward on Nov. 20, 2019
September 7, 2019 at the Clarion Performing Arts Center in San Francisco
SFGMS artistic director Weishan Liu was invited to perform at the Clarion Performing Arts Cetner in San Francisco to celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival.
The San Francisco Guzheng Music Society held their 37th Annual Concert at the Chinese Historical Society of America on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The theme of the concert is: “The Chinese American Immigration Story - Series 3: Chinatown”. This collaborative event featured musical performances within the museum’s main exhibition, Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, and a 45-minute performance in the CHSA’s Learning Center.
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SFGMS members Kari Lee, Janelle Tanaka-Yu, Anna Wong, Melody Fong and Betty Look were invited to perform at the San Francisco Public Library Chinatown Branch.
SFGMS member Anna Wong was invited to perform at the "Comfort Women" Memorial at Saint Mary's Square in San Francisco to commemorate two Chinese Comfort Women who passed away in May, 2019.
SFGMS members Abbie Sun, Kari Lee, Ying Chiu and Betty Look were invited to perform at the San Francisco Public Library Golden Gate Valley Branch to help celebrate its open house.
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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.