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Melody of China

Melody of China will present a concert on November 5th featuring a new work by Francis Wong, entitled Shanghai Stories. The piece makes use of Chinese traditional instruments together with saxophone, trumpet, bass and drums. Set in a jazz context, Shanghai Stories celebrates the intersection of musical cultures which thrived in Shanghai, China during the 1920’s and ’30’s. The program will also feature traditional Chinese music, including a new work by Melody of China resident composer Dawei Wang.

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.