Northern California 228 Peace Memorial Concert

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Faith United Methodist Church
Address: 788 Lewelling Blvd, San Leandro, CA
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The Taiwanese American Federation of Northern California presents a 228 Peace Memorial Concert.

Po Wei Lai, Violin
Melisa Huang, Viola
Amy Hsih, Cello
Joseph Lewis, Bass
Yingwen Lewis, Piano
Felicia Chen, Soprano
Bay Area Formosan United Methodist Church Choir
Cindy Chung, piano
Peter Song, conductor

Works by Tyzen Hsiao 蕭泰然
Brahms, Piano Trio, Op. 8
Schubert, Trout Quintet

Tickets: $20.00

On February 27, 1947, Chinese agents confiscated the merchandise and life savings of a Taiwanese cigarette vendor because she was being pushed to the edge and had no option but violating the state monopoly on tobacco to make a living, which sparked a riot that left at least one dead. The following day Chinese troops turned machine guns on a peaceful demonstration against the corruption of the Chinese administration of Taiwan. In the ensuing days several cities and towns were taken over by native Taiwanese groups. A week later a large force of Chinese troops arrived to retake control of the island through a campaign of rape and summary public executions. Between 10,000 and 20,000 Taiwanese were killed. Called the “228 Incident” because of the date of the initial massacre, this grim episode in Taiwan’s history is commemorated every Feb 28.

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