North American Guqin Association

¡°From Before the Tang Dynasty to Today¡±


Please join NAGA's new production, ¡°Beyond a museum piece 2: From Before the Tang Dynasty to Today¡± on May 30th, 2010 at 7:30pm at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.

Renowned guqin performer Wang Fei takes the audience on a special musical journey that highlights Chinese culture and music ranging from various past dynasties through to the present day. The concert includes renderings of some of the world's oldest known musical scores, dating back over 1,400 years, to newly composed guqin music and improvisations.

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. This exciting multidisciplinary production will feature various programs and masters integrating guqin music with xiao (Chinese bamboo flute), storytelling, narrative, poetry recitation and Tai Chi.

This concert will be featured at the San Francisco International Art Festival 2010 and will be followed by an SFIAF celebration party.

NAGA is partnering with local museums to further develop the ¡°The Art of the Guqin, Beyond a Museum Piece¡± series, which will include concerts, lectures, and workshops, to reach different communities and diverse audiences.

The first project in the ¡°The Art of the Guqin ¡ª Beyond a Museum Piece¡± series, ¡°Seeking Zen¡± on 2/18 at Cantor Art Center, played to a full house; many of the audience had to stand, and many others could not get tickets in at all. So please order your ticket now to secure your seat.

The series will also include ¡° 4 day guqin intensive workshop with Wang Fei ¡± starting April 17th 2010 , which will be enable students to experience what the guqin is, and learn authentic guqin playing in a very intensive period with a master.Please see detail and register now at

WHAT: From Before the Tang Dynasty to Today¡ªAn Evening of Guqin Music With Wang Fei

WHERE: Southside Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center

WHEN: Sunday May 30 7:30pm


Single purchase advance tickets: $20
At the Door Ticket Prices:
General Admission: $25
Full time students with ID & seniors: $16

BOX-OFFICE, 1-800-838-3006
Order tickets online at or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

VIP tickets and tax deduction: Offer ends 4/30.
VIP tickets $100/each. You will enjoy a VIP seat, and a party with the artists afterwards. VIP ticket purchases will be regarded as 100% donation, and IRS tax-deductible to the extent provided by law; your name will be acknowledged on our web site as a friend of NAGA.

Purchasers of 10 or more VIP tickets will be regarded as our sponsors for this concert. Their logo and name will appear on the program and all marketing material.

Payment for VIP tickets and donations can be sent to:

North American Guqin Association, PO BOX 7113, Fremont, CA 94537-7113

Or purchase your VIP ticket/make your donation online at .

Group discounts

Purchasers of 10 or more regular tickets will be entitled to a group discount of 20% off.

Only available by calling 1-800-838-3006

Call for Support

NAGA's series "Beyond a Museum Piece" projects has been made possible by a grant from The Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and The Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation, and friends of the North American Guqin Association, especially Xiaopei He Gelb, E. Moy and K. Chu.

If you are interested in supporting "Beyond a Museum Piece", please send donations to:

North American Guqin Association, PO BOX 7113, Fremont, CA 94537-7113

Or make your donation online at

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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