Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Five Day Lunar New Year Festival starts Feb 13

2013 Lunar New Year Extravaganza:
Feb 13-17, 2013
5 day event Feb 13-17 ($90 for all 5 events):

Weds Feb 13th,  7:30pm
"Cultural Gathering" Tea Culture and Tasting Demo with Tranquil Resonance $22adv./$25 door

Thursday Feb 14th,  6:30pm & 8:30pm
"Lovers' Soiree" An evening of wine, appetizers and romantic Asian/Western music by Diana Rowan (harp) and Winnie Wong (guzheng), with poetry by Laura Glen Louis $30adv/$40 door (2 seatings)

Friday Feb 15th, 8pm
 "Cross Cultural Concert" Diana Rowan and Winnie Wong present an evening of Irish and Chinese Culture through harp and guzheng, with special guest violinist Colm O'Riain $15adv./$17 door

Saturday Feb 16th,  8pm
"Suzuki Piano Demonstration and Asian Musicians from the Bay Area" $15adv./$17 door

Sunday Feb 17th, 1-5pm
 "Family Fair" Arts, crafts, food, instrument petting zoo and performance by China's Spirit Music Ensemble. Adults $10adv./$12 door, children under 11 $5adv./$7 door

Garden Gate
2911 Claremont Ave , Berkeley 94705

A five day celebration of the Bay Area's rich Asian culture as it interfaces with all our communities
through music, art, poetry, food, tea, crafts and more.  Each day has a special theme to delight the desires of all.  Co-produced by Garden Gate (www.gardengatecreate.com) and China's Spirit Music Ensemble (www.winnieguzheng.com) as a benefit for both arts organizations.

Names of participants:
Diana Rowan (co-founder of Garden Gate, harpist & pianist) www.dianarowan.com
Winnie Wong (founder of China's Spirit Music Ensemble) http://www.winnieguzheng.com
Tranquil Resonance Tea Ceremonies & Cultural Gatherings http://tranquilresonance.com/
Laura Glen Louis, poet http://www.lauraglenlouis.com/
Colm O'Riain, violin http://colmoriain.com/
Becky Trujillo, Suzuki Music Teaching Specialist, co-founder of Garden Gate www.gardengatecreate.com
China's Spirit Music Ensemble www.winnieguzheng.com
The Watercolors of Mabel Lim, also available for purchase (no website; her work is on the poster)

Prices vary for each event, and there is a package deal as well.
Tickets can be purchased online www.brownpapertickets.com: search for "Lunar New Year"

Garden Gate website: www.gardengatecreate.com
Rebecca Trujillo 510-472-2834
Diana Rowan 510-717-7148

Garden Gate opened its doors September 2012 and has already become a Bay Area destination for
 quality arts of many disciplines.  We feature weekly Jazz Thursdays, Listen for Life present Music
of the World Fridays, Classical Saturdays and Dance & Celebrate Sundays.  In addition we host fine art
 exhibitions one a bimonthly rotation plus many special events such as our 5 day Lunar Year Extravaganza,
classes, workshops and much more!

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