|East-West music program,
rescued from limbo, rewards enthusiasts|
San Jose Mercury News
Apr. 02, 2002
Before it shut down in
October, the San Jose Symphony had planned an
outreach effort to Asian-Americans, a combination
East-meets-West program and paean to the Chinese New
Year. When the symphony suspended operations, the
artists with whom they had contracted at the San
Jose-based Chinese Performing Artists of America
were left holding the bag.
But not for long.
Undeterred, Ann Woo, a
cofounder of the Chinese arts group, persuaded
Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley to present the
East-West program Saturday night at the Center for
the Performing Arts. The predominantly musical
program featured concertos for traditional Chinese
instruments, the erhu (violin) and the
konghou (harp), plus some operatic singing and
the dance suite "The Yellow River."
http://www.fyco.org/members/ of the still
shut-down San Jose Symphony Orchestra constitute the
bulk of Ballet Silicon Valley's orchestra.