Lick Observatory Summer Series of Events are scheduled for 2023! Tickets go on sale on April 19th, 2023 at Noon.
Event Information

August 26th, 2023  8:00pm

Performer: Melody of China

Astronomy Speaker:  TBD

Melody of China

Bay Area’s premier Chinese chamber ensemble since 1993

Melody of China

As the leading San Francisco-based Chinese chamber ensemble founded in 1993, the musicians of Melody of China come together to deliver captivating performances and enriching experiences through an exciting blend of traditional Chinese music, western music, and cross-genre works. Led by Artistic Director Yangqin Zhao on the hammered dulcimer, Melody of China’s performances have reached international stages, world music festivals, residencies, and collaboration projects with renowned artists and composers from around the world.

Melody of China instrumentations is comprised of the Chinese traditional instruments: yangqin (hammered dulcimer), guzheng (zither), erhu (two-stringed fiddle), pipa (lute), sheng (mouth organ), dizi (bamboo flute), Chinese percussions and other instruments.

The artists are in-demand educators, performing artists and arts leaders with the sole vision of bringing Chinese traditional music and culture to the local communities and to the world. Having been trained at top music conservatories in China and the US, Melody of China’s artists can be heard performing on international stages and seen in classrooms working in schools and universities.

Go to Melody of China for more information.

Lecture Information

Dr. TBD (affiliation)

Title TBA


Lecturer bio and talk abstract to be posted when available.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased at ucsctickets.com starting April 19th, 2023 at Noon.

Join Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) and Get Tickets Early
If you’d like to purchase tickets as early as noon on April 12th, 2023, join our Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) program by March 1st, 2023. As a thank you for supporting the observatory, you’ll get special access to purchase tickets before they go on sale for the general public.

More information about tickets and pricing is available at Music of the Spheres.

Program Information

7:00 pm Doors Open Brief Telescope Visits
8:00 pm Concert, Main Hall
9:00 pm Science Talk, Lecture Hall Telescope Viewings
10:00 pm Science Talk (repeated), Lecture Hall Telescope Viewings
12:30 am Doors Close

Gift shop is open from 7:00pm-8:00pm, and reopens after the concert until 11:00pm.

Detailed Event Program

More general information about the event is available at Music of the Spheres.