California Academy of Sciences Celebrates
Chinese New Year
SAN FRANCISCO (January 1999) - In honor of Chinese New Year (February
16), one of the most festive celebrations in San Francisco, the California
Academy of Sciences will offer several Saturday afternoon programs. These
activities will highlight ancient Chinese customs and art forms including
a performance using Chinese folk instruments, demonstrations of brush
painting, stone seal carving, and Tai-Chi, an ancient martial art form.
For more information, please call (415) 750-7145 or visit our website
Saturday, February 6 Chinese Music
1 p.m., African Hall Free after general admission to the museum
Wang Hong, a specialist in ancient Chinese folk instruments, plays the
erhu, (two-stringed spiked fiddle), dizhi (bamboo flute), xiao
(vertical flute), sheng (mouth organ), bawu (copper
membrane flute) and xun (clay flute). Mr. Hong is accompanied by
his ensemble Melody of China.
Saturday, February 13 Chinese Arts
10 - 5 p.m., Cowell Hall Free after general admission to the museum
Mr. Zhao Quan He, Mr. Huen Moon-Yan and members of the Chinese Arts Association
of America present a day long demonstration of calligraphy, brush painting
and stone seal carving.
Saturday, February 20 Tai-Chi
1 p.m., Auditorium Free after general admission to the museum
Master Zach Ma will introduce the ancient martial art of Tai-Chi, including
the hand-form and sword-form. Audience participation is welcome.