Sunday, March 10th, at 4:30 pm:
Betty Wong’s Musical Celebration of the Year of the Snake

Chinese New Year 2013Betty Wong hosts a musical celebration of the Chinese New Year with a cavalcade of music from¬† Asia and North & South America, featuring faculty and friends of San Francisco’s Community Music Center (CMC).

Classical and folkloric pieces from a number of traditions will be featured on the first half of the program, with a jazz quartet filling out the second half.

Betty Anne Siu Junn Wong, long a faculty member at CMC, is particularly renowned for her work as a founding member of the Flowing Stream Ensemble, likely the first regional troupe to bring traditional Chinese music to Bay Area audiences outside the Chinese community.  But she is equally enamored of western classical music and American jazz, and all of these passions are brought to the fore in what has become an annual Chinese New Year concert tradition at Bird & Beckett.