U E S T P E R F O R M E R S
Dog Patch Superstars
is a Peninsula-based contemporary dance company in its sixth season. The
primary mission of the Company is to use the abstract medium of physical
movement to tell stories that are accessible to audiences from a
variety of backgrounds. Accessibility is achieved through Dog
Patch Superstars' choreographic lexicon, which combines everyday
motions with high intensity athleticism and a fusion of ballet, modern,
and jazz techniques.
Artistic Director Lily
Wang graduated from Stanford University in 1992 with an MA
in Dance Education. She is a Guest Choreographer
at Foothill and Cuesta Colleges.
She enjoys making dances and camping. In her spare time, she
works full time at Hewlett-Packard as a Finance Manager.
|| Andrew Chan, Violin
Andrew has been a First violinist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
He was also lecturer in violin at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing
Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute
of Education. He received violin instructions and orchestral training
with a full scholarship from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
and was honored music scene as concert soloist and chamber music player,
and has been invited as guest artist by the Hong Kong Art Festival
and the International Contemporary Music Festival. Andrew has given
several recitals in the Bay Area, and was invited to be the Concertmaster
of De Anza Symphony for the 1998 spring season. He has been teaching
violin in the South Bay since 1996.
|| Strings of the Valley
Strings of the Valley, directed by Andrew Chan, gathers a collection
of enthusiastic string players who share the enjoyment of chamber music
playing. The group strives to bring a wide range of chamber works into
life for its audience.
For more information, please contact Cheong Leung at email@example.com
|| Life Orchestra
Life Orchestra is part of the outreach program of Silicon Valley Alliance
Church. It is a Youth Orchestra in the North Valley, here in the South
Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at Silicon Valley Alliance Church
in Milpitas. Members learn orchestral techniques, participate in chamber
music and perform in concerts.
Since it first started in September 1999, Life Orchestra has given
several performances, including the 1999 Christmas Concert, and the
Millenium New Year Concert. These were all very well received. This
year Life Orchestra has been invited by Berryessa Chinese School as
a guest performer in the Spring Program 2000. They are now in preparation
of their first Annual Concert to be held on June 11, 2000 at the Milpitas
Apart from the music training, Life Orchestra offers a great experience
for young people to learn about art and life in the environment of
the church. Parents and instructors all work together to make the Life
Orchestra a worthwhile experience. Life Orchestra is now accepting
applications for the 2000-2001 Season audition.
|| Christopher Yo, Cello
Chris was the winner of 1976, 1977 Hong Kong Music & Speech Festival
Cello Solo Competition. He has participated in chamber music groups
from 1981 to 1985 during undergraduate studies at the California Institute
of Technology. Chris played in the University of Chicago Orchestra
while he was in the Medical Scientist Training Program 1985 to 1992.
Ophthalmology Residency and refractive surgery fellowship from USC
Doheny Eye Institute. Currently Chris works at Kaiser as an Eye Physician