Guqin, electronic music and Pacific Ocean View

Don't miss “From Before the Tang Dynasty to Today tomorrow 5/30

Dear Qin Friends,

If you ever search for guqin on YouTube, you have probably seen Wang Fei’s guqin music video at, since it is one of the highest ranking pages for the keyword guqin.

This music video was produced by Wang Fei and media artist Les Stuck in 2006. Can you imagine the guqin, one of the world’s oldest surviving music instruments, accompanied by electronic music, one of the world’s newest and most innovative genres?

Please come to see Wang Fei and Les Stuck perform guqin and electronic music with video projection live at “From Before the Tang Dynasty to Today” on May 30th, 2010 at 7:30pm at Southside Theatre, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. They will present modern interpretations of ancient Chinese philosophy.

From Before the Tang Dynasty to Today is a multidisciplinary production that will feature various programs and masters integrating guqin music with xiao (Chinese bamboo flute), storytelling, narrative, poetry recitation and Tai Chi.

Beside Les Stuck, guest artist also include Tai Chi master Zhijun Lou and award-winning xiao and dizi player Gao Jun.

Wang Fei will also share the legends and folktales behind the music and use her own commentary and insights to bring these ancient works to life.

Please see a recent interview about Wang Fei by California Diaspora and know more about her story associate with guqin

For more information about the concert, please visit


Southside Theatre of the Fort Mason Center is located along the northern waterfront between Aquatic Park and the Golden Gate Bridge in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Should you arrive early, to enjoy the beauty of Pacific Ocean: sunset, wind and birds before you enjoy an evening guqin music with Wang Fei. There are a number of interesting shops, restaurants within a short walking distance from southside Theatre. Don't forget

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 This concert will be featured at the San Francisco International Art Festival 2010 and will be followed by an SFIAF celebration party. Tickets to this show include entry to the party.


NAGA friends: $15
Asian Art Museum members: $15
CounterPulse members:$15
Full time students with ID & seniors: $16
Single purchase advance tickets: $20
At the Door Ticket Prices: $25

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This concert is funded by The Alliance for California Traditional Arts , Chinese musical specialist and Chinese Culture Net .Special thanks to CounterPULSE, Zellerbach Family Foundation, H & F Hewlett Foundation, Meet the Composer, The Patsy Lu Fund and Open Meadows, and friends of the North American Guqin Association Julian Joseph, Xiaopei He Gelb, E. Moy and K. Chu .

About NAGA

The North American Guqin Association (NAGA) is a nonprofit cultural arts organization dedicated to the public presentation and preservation of the art of the guqin, spreading community appreciation of Chinese culture through the traditional art of the guqin and building a bridge for cultural exchange and mutual understanding between the Chinese and American communities. NAGA offers guqin classes, performances, recordings, workshops etc.

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