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Classical Guitar with Steve Lin May 21, 2010

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 7-8 p.m.

in the Library Program Room

 

Join classical guitarist and recording artist, Steve Lin, for a live concert with interactive discussion and reflection. 

To enhance the appreciation of the music, the artist will talk briefly about each piece before performing it and encourage the audience to write down impressions and thoughts while listening.  After playing the music, the audience will be guided in discussion.

Steve Lin has two albums, Eliot Fisk Guitar Series, Vol. 1 and Imagen. He has performed concerts throughout the United States, Italy, the Philipines and Taiwan.  Steve has been invited to teach master classes and to conduct workshops in the U.S. and abroad.  He holds a masters degree from Yale School of Music and is completing his doctorate from the New England Conservatory under Eliot Fisk. As adjunct professor at San Jose State University, Steve teaches guitar and guitar ensemble.  He also teaches privately at area colleges and maintains a private studio.

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Chinese Dulcimer (Yangqin) November 3, 2009

                    Yangqin                                                                   

Saturday, November 7, 2009                                   

                  2 p.m. – 3 p.m.                                                     

Music from around the world will be played on the Chinese dulcimer,  called Yangqin, by Junko Aono with clarinet accompaniment. 

Yangqin is a traditional instrument that originated in Persia (Iran).  It has over 100 strings, which range over  four octaves.  The strings are struck with thin bamboo rods that have rubber tips on one end.  When struck with the rubber tipped end of the rod, a soft sound is made .  When the strings are struck with the other end of the rod without the rubber tip, a crisper sound is made that is similar to other dulcimers.  Yangqin also can be played by plucking with the end of the rod to create glissandos. 

Junko Aono is a native Japanese artist, who learned Yangqin when she was studying at Waseda University in Japan.  Junko released her first CD, “Fantasy of Silk Road” in 1993.  She has performed in both solo and group concerts.