East Meets West Concert II

December 3, 2022

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA​

Media coverage: 

Phoenix TV USA

News Agency America

With success of its February debut, East Meets West concert series returns to Bowers Museum for the second time, featuring performance by pianist George Ko and Chinese bamboo flute (Dizi) artist Bin He, at the beautiful Norma Kershaw Auditorium.

Acclaimed for his engaging and interactive style, George Ko takes audiences to a music journey of famous Hollywood movies music and his original works. Bin He, with his spectacular rendition of Dizi, Xun, and Hulusi classics, introduces to audiences the diverse Chinese flute repertoire. Together, both artists usher in a jaw-dropping duet where eastern and western musical traditions dance like one. After an amazing duo of Danny Boy and Memory from Cats, George and Bin engage audience with a short talk on Chinese music cultures followed by their incredible feature performance of three classic pieces, including the renowned Butterfly Lovers concerto.

At the end of program, audiences delight in a captivating yet thought-provoking dialogue with both artists in a range of topics.



George Ko

Known for his alluring sound, expressivity, and eloquence at the keyboard, pianist/composer George Ko has appeared on stages worldwide, including nine appearances at Carnegie Hall. His current discography encapsulates his improvisational technique blending classical virtuosity, jazz flexibility, and film


Bin He

Starting music training at 6, performer/song writer/composer Bin He graduated from China Conservatory of Music, specialized in Dizi (bamboo flute) and musical composition. Bin later joined Beijing Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. After moving to the U.S., Bin is devoted to advocating Chinese music education and knowledge in SoCal by cultivating students’ appreciation.