82R25757 MGR-D
  By: Vo H.R. No. 1773
         WHEREAS, The Taiwanese Heritage Society of Houston is marking
  Taiwanese American Heritage Week with a celebratory concert by
  distinguished violinist Shien-ta Su on May 14, 2011; and
         WHEREAS, Founded in 1988, the Taiwanese Heritage Society of
  Houston is a nonprofit organization which manages the Taiwanese
  Community Center and the Houston Taiwanese School of Languages and
  Culture; the society also promotes public understanding of
  Taiwanese cultural heritage and organizes charitable programs such
  as food drives, disaster relief efforts, and outreach initiatives
  at neighborhood schools; moreover, the community center is a home
  for language, math, and continuing education classes as well as
  activities for local senior citizens; and
         WHEREAS, Professor Shien-ta Su will be performing solo at the
  Shepherd School of Music at Rice University; chair of the music
  department and director of two music research institutes at Taipei
  National University of the Arts, Professor Su graduated from the
  Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in 1986 and also served as the
  concertmaster for the school's orchestra; he has played with the
  Taipei philharmonic and symphony orchestras and has appeared in
  concert in the United States, Canada, China, Russia, and Costa Rica
  and throughout Europe; and
         WHEREAS, Among the works that Professor Su will perform is
  music by Tze-yuan Kuo, a pioneer of contemporary Taiwanese music
  who has written operas, symphonies, and both popular and art songs
  and whose pieces have won numerous awards, as well as the music of
  Tyzen Hsiao, a pianist, composer, and conductor who is the author of
  the musical epic poem 1947 Overtures; and
         WHEREAS, This notable concert represents a wonderful
  occasion for area residents to experience the cultural and artistic
  traditions of the Taiwanese American community and to recognize
  their important role in the diverse makeup of the Lone Star State;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 82nd Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 2011 Taiwanese American
  Heritage Week celebratory concert and extend to all those involved
  in the event sincere best wishes for a meaningful and memorable
  evening; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the Taiwanese Heritage Society of Houston as an
  expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.