Research & Conservation on Heritage and Traditional Value
“Reading history makes people wise.” Whether in the East or the West, history is being forgotten, and the traditional legacy is facing a crisis of being uprooted. We hope that by funding this field of project, people can appreciate the traditional spirit from history.
Washington Guzheng Society
Today, Chinese folk music and cultural enthusiasts in DC metro area can not only enjoy the wonderful performances of the performers on various occasions, but also learn with the members through our annual recital and concert.
About Washington Guzheng Society
The Washington Zheng Society was founded in 2000 as a non-profit music group. Led by art director Bing Xia, Washington Zheng Society has been committed to promoting traditional Chinese music and culture since its establishment. For more than ten years, the group has been active on the art stages in Washington. The Zheng Society is not only often invited to perform at institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Chinese Embassy, University of Maryland, Baltimore Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, National Botanical Garden, George Washington University Lisner Auditorium and other institutions, the group has also joined professional TV recordings for PBS cultural programs and played live concerts on radio. The performers in the group represent the highest level of music skills in the area, six members have earned level ten certificates of the China National Musical Instrument Artistic Cultivation Performance Examination, one has won the Top Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, and many have won multiple international and domestic music awards (such as the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition, etc.). The Washington Post once gave a highly complementary review of Ms. Bing Xia’s performance. Today, Chinese folk music and cultural enthusiasts in DC metro area can not only enjoy the wonderful performances of the performers on various occasions, but also learn with the members through our annual recital and concert. We sincerely welcome more friends to join the enjoyment, learning, and dissemination of traditional Chinese music performed on authentic traditional Chinese instruments.
About the Donation
Mrs. He has known Ms. Bing Xia for many years and has attended several performances initiated by the Washington Zheng Society. The Washington Zheng Society has held a variety of performances at numerous places, ranging from public libraries, elementary schools, churches, and local malls to the famed Kennedy Center. Impressed by Xia’s expertise and persistence to promote the cultural diversities, as well as the positive impact Xia has on the community, the Daofeng and Angela Foundation decided to provide financial support with the amount of US$ 3,000 to the group so that they can continue providing public performances at cultural events, concerts, and other inter-cultural activities . With the support, Mr. and Mrs. He wish that the Washington GuZheng Society will move into a new stage of its development to promote and disseminate the Guzheng culture.