Jade Society Dinner

Jade Society Dinner

This year, the Symphony is presenting a celebratory Chinese New Year concert of music and dance from both Eastern and Western cultures. In the past, the Symphony has also participated in a Happy Moon Festival and “Immigrants Building America” event (honoring Chinese immigrants); collaborated with various entities associated with Chinese-American efforts, offered or participated in performances, classes, workshops and master classes led by Chinese guest artists, and more. Over the course of the next three years, the Symphony looks forward to increasing the number of partnerships, events, programs and initiatives.

Among its goals for phase two, the Symphony intends to identify 20-25 Chinese community members to join a new support group called the Jade Society, recruit three to five additional board members, and add 800-1,000 new ticket buyers by 2019 through activation of the Chinese Communities Leadership Council and through relevant programming. By prioritizing the recruitment and training of a robust and diverse volunteer corps of approximately 100 ambassadors, the organization expects to enhance its capacity to serve new Orange County communities and achieve “Service Enterprise” status by 2019. The Symphony has formed a cross-departmental team that meets regularly to monitor key performance indicators, trends and research, and also works closely with the Foundation’s staff.

Thanks to the invitation extended to me by Dr. Xiaowu Liang to attend 2019 Jade Society Dinner and enjoy an amazing performance conducted by renowned female conductor Mei-Ann Chen. It was a joyful evening with so many new and old friends!