The Fountains at Washington House kicked off their first successful event of the year celebrating the Chinese New Year, the “Year of the Pig.” Live music was provided by Duke Tang’s Trio of The Chinese Music Society of Greater Washington. The event started with a well attended Mix and Mingle in the lobby and in The Springs Dining Room. Residents and guests enjoyed delicious Asian inspired hors d’oeuvres and a lychee specialty cocktail while listening to a calm, traditional Chinese music to set the mood for the celebration. The music showcases Chinese instruments such as Erhu (Chinese violin/fiddle with two strings), Yangquin (Chinese hammered dulcimer) and Ruan/Pipa (commonly referred to as Chinese guitar). The festivities ended with a tasty array of Chinese cuisine for dinner specially prepared by The Fountains at Washington House Dining Services Team.
Meet the Musician:
Mr. Duke Tang, a well-known Chinese musician in the Washington Metropolitan area. Originally from Beijing China he moved to the US in the 1980’s, studied composition, conducting, and music at Shenyang Conservatory of Music (China), University of Guam and University of Maryland. He is the chairman of the Chinese Music Society of Greater Washington, the music director of Washington Chinese Traditional Orchestra, and a member of the Music Teacher National Association.