Friday, July 17, 2009

Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra

Talented young musicians performing traditional Chinese music onstage at Central Park Pavilion will create a lively evening for families at the fourth in the series of summer outdoor multicultural programs offered by the Santa Clara City Library Youth Services Department. The free concert, featuring the Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra, will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20.

The orchestra, which was invited to perform at three top music conservatories in China in 2004, was founded in 2000 by Gordon Lee, a Chinese music educator. The musicians range in age from 9 to 17 years. They have performed throughout the Bay Area and have won numerous awards. Concerts by the orchestra provide opportunities for Bay Area audiences to hear music played on traditional Chinese instruments.

The Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends are sponsoring the series of multicultural concerts that are part of the "Be Creative @ Your Library" Summer Reading Program.
posted by jtb