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Fundraiser GALA Dinner & Show, October 15th, 5-9 pm
Laney College Student Center,
900 Fallon St. in Oakland

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Our Mission

Purple Silk Music Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Oakland California, founded to support music education for inner-city youth. Our programs include the Great Wall Youth Orchestra & Chorus of Laney College and the Purple Bamboo Orchestra and Chorus of Lincoln Elementary School. Our mission is to instill in young people an appreciation of music from all cultures through instruction in traditional Chinese instruments.

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Learn to play and perform

Learn to play and perform

We welcome all children who wish to study Chinese and World music.. Classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced are taught every Saturday at Laney College. On Friday nights, we have rehearsal for the children's chorus. At Lincoln Elementary School, children from third through fifth grades receive weekly music instruction.

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What does an instrument sound like?

The traditional Chinese orchestra consists of four sections: bowed strings, plucked strings, woodwinds and percussion. Pictured here, the Erhu is perhaps one of the most well-known Chinese musical instruments.

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