El Estoque

Playing the Erhu

Playing the Erhu

Jai Uparkar and Tyler Cho

October 24, 2018

he erhu, a two-stringed musical instrument which is more commonly known as the Chinese violin, was created during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.). Considered one of the most popular Chinese musical instrument, the erhu is played with a bamboo and horsehair bow, a small sound box with a long upright neck...

MVSNL Preview: Musical guests to be violinist duo

Juniors Michael Ligier and Andy Wang perform Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ at last year’s Blacklight Rally. Ligier and Wang go by the name No String Attached, and play popular songs on the violin. Photo used with permission of Clark Lin.

Rhonda Mak

September 20, 2013

This Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sept. 21, Monta Vista Saturday Night Live, hosted by literature teacher Mark Carpenter, will be showing in the auditorium. While a large component of the show is the comedy sketches –– written and directed by students ––the musical performances are als...

Heart Beats concert held on March 23.

Performers prepare for the Heart Beats concert. The event held on March 23 at the auditorium included performances from violinists, cellists, flutists, and vocalists. Photo by Shuyi Qi.

Shuyi Qi

March 28, 2013

The first  Heart Beats Concert held by the Musicians Society, includes performances from a variety of classical and contemporary music, ranging from Bach to Sara Bareilles. All the proceeds from the event will be sent to the American Red Cross.   Heart Beats Concert from El Estoque on ...

Striking the perfect summer chord

Akshay Agrawal

September 26, 2008

Senior John Chang's musical journey through historic European cities. Read More »...