Thanksgiving Day

On this Thanksgiving day I hope you enjoy being with your families and friends, and realize how precious it is to spend time together in view of the mishaps and tragedies happened around the world lately.

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads in the world.  Did you know that today is also Chinese Dragon Boat Festival?  Have you had any zong zi yet?

Music is the Universal Language

In Locke when Anthony and Lin were preparing for their duet, this good looking boy, whom we never met before, joined in with them.  Later all 3 of them got invited to perform on stage.  How cool was that!!!

Other Talents

Heidi Hui, our liuqin player, also does Chinese painting and sketching.  Such a talent!

The Graduates

This week Anthony Wu and Brian So graduated from Sheldon High School while Lin Wang received her diploma from Franklin High.  I am super proud of them and their accomplishments.  Wishing them all the best as they enter a new chapter of their lives.  Congratulations!

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CCO Welcomes New Conductor Laurie Lee

Capitol Chinese Orchestra is thrilled and proud to engage Laurie Lee as the new conductor.

Born and grew up in a music family, Laurie started learning Chinese instruments at age 5, and continued further studies with the Erhu. Started conducting at age 14. Seventeen years experience in Chinese performance, and eight years experience in Western performance, conducting, and music education. Experienced conductor, collaborator, arranger, coordinator, Erhu player, and pianist. She also plays pipa, xiaoruan, Chinese drums, and double bass.  Also held event coordinator, vice president, and president positions at an international student club in college. 

Laurie is also one of the conductors of Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra (FYCO) in San Jose.  She just graduated from college with a BM degree in Piano Performance.