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Voices of the Valley

Foothill Community Concert Series

Foothill Community Concert Series Voices of the Valley

Foothill Community Concert Series is pleased to present
Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Foothill Community Presbyterian Church
5301 McKee Road, San Jose
Admission: $12.50 advance / $15.00 door. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Admission includes a post-concert reception with a chance to meet the artists.

Voices of the Valley (VoV) was founded in November 1997, and made its debut performance at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum three months later. Under the music direction of Stephanie Chan, the regularly performing group delivers to the audience well-known choral favorites, and challenges them with rare and delightful works from baroque to contemporary with an international flair.

Voices of the Valley is starting their 2019-20 season with a program featuring a refreshing combination of modern and classics choral works that pay tribute to the great masters . Chinese American composer Chen Yi, a professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is best known for weaving western and eastern influences into her compositions. In Riding on a Mule 趕牲靈, the composer puts a modern twist to the pentatonic ShanXi 山西folk tune with the percussive sounds of spoken syllables. Under the Mid-Autumn Moon 水調歌頭 and Reminisce of the Battle of Red Cliffs 念奴嬌 赤壁懷古 are both by contemporary Hong Kong composers. The former is a quiet toast to the moon, a well-wishing to the beloved ones afar bathed under the very same silvery beams; the latter is an epic account of ancient battle, fought in the raging waters of the ChangJiang against the dramatic backdrop of the red cliffs. The mood of the two songs cannot be more different, yet they both contemplate the impermanence of life, with its joy and sorrow, triumph and losses.

Tickets are available at the door, or online at Online tickets are available up to 48 hours prior to concert start.  Tickets purchased online will be waiting for you at the door. Online tickets are non-refundable, but may be applied to future concerts if you notify us prior to concert.

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Chen Yi

Riding on a Mule 趕牲靈

Under the Mid-Autumn Moon 水調歌頭

Reminisce of the Battle of Red Cliffs 念奴嬌 赤壁懷古


Stephanie Chan

Musical Director