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2003 Classical Vocal Music Concert -- Joy of Spring

Dear alumni,


As we are preparing for the New Year, the 2003 Classical Vocal Music Concert -

Joy of Spring, organized by Amsino International Inc. and co-hosted by the

Peking University Alumni Association of Southern California (PUAASC), will be

performed on January 5, 2003, to bring hope and happiness to all of us. This

concert invites several famous Chinese sopranos, including Lan Rao and Ping

Ding, to exhibit their superb performance. As the best Chinese sopranos, these

artists receive many awards in different international competitions. The

concert will be held in the Herbert Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School

of Performance Arts, a professional stage for vocal performance. We cordially

invite you and your family to join us for the wonderful concert.


Time: January 5, 2003, 7:30pm

Location: Herbert Zipper Concert Hall

200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Ticket Price: $55, $45, $35, $25

Driving Directions and Parking Tip: Go to 10 Freeway WEST to 101 Freeway NORTH,

exit at Grand Avenue, Right on Grand Ave., Left on 1st street, Right on Olive

Street. Public parking on your right, next to the School of Performance Arts



You can find several beautiful posters about this concert at



For those interested, please email to info@pku.org by Dec. 26, 2002, indicating

what kind of tickets you need, how many, and what's the best way to contact

with you. The number of seats is limited. Please make your reservations early.


Best regards,




Brief Bio of Major Performers



A top soloist in China, LAN RAO has performed with many world-renowned

orchestras such as the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Royal Philharmonic

Orchestra Vlaanderen (Belgium), Lincoln Orchestra (USA), String Orchestra from

Russia, Central Philharmonic Peking, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. She

already has various CD records with with ARTE NOVA (BMG), WERGO and SALTO

RECORDS with songs from C. Schumann, F. Schubert, F. Hensel-Mendelssohn, J,

Brahms, C. K�hnls and many other composers. During her studies in Germany, she

won several international competitions, including first prize in the Lieder

competition in Vienna and the singer's development prize "German Lied" in



Lan Rao's repertoire ranges from baroque to late romanticism. For the past

years she has been very successful in singing music of the 20th century as well

as traditional and modern Chinese compositions. Her technical knowledge and

interpretation gave her the possibility to premiere many works, some of which

were dedicated especially to her.


Ding, Ping

Associate Professor, Wuhan Conservatory of Music, China

Guest Associate Professor, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing

Special Prize Winner of 5th Grimsby International Singers Competition

Third Prize Winner of 1996 France Toulouse International Competition

Many prize winners of China Singers Competitions