Performance Calendar


MARCH 2024

Community Salon with Del Sol Quartet & The Last Hoisan Poets –“The Far Country” at Berkeley Rep

FRIDAY, March 15, 2024, 6:45pm, Peet’s Theatre, 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Join us in our Narsai David Courtyard for an In Dialogue Community Salon featuring a special performance by San Francisco’s Del Sol Quartet and The Last Hoisan Poets (Genny Lim, Flo Oy Wong, and Nellie Wong). Doors open at 6:45pm. This event is free and open to the public.

About The Far Country

A breathtaking account of immigrant, identity, and memory. From Pulitzer Prize Finalist Lloyd Suh and directed by Bay Area native Jennifer Chang. Experience one family’s immigration journey from rural Taishan to San Francisco in the wake of Chinese Exclusion Act.



The Last Hoisan Poets Celebrate AAWAA

The 35th Anniversary of the Asian

American Womens Artist Association

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2024, Opening Celebration from 4pm to 6pm with a special in-gallery poetry performance at 5pm, Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA 94709

The Last Hoisan Poets celebrate AAWAA with a special poetry performance in the BAC galleries for the 35th Anniversary exhibition’s opening.

In the Presence Of: Collective Histories of the Asian American Women Artists Association, curated by Christina Hiromi Hobbs, will be on exhibition from January 27 through April 20, 2023 at the Berkeley Art Center.

Please visit the AAWAA website to learn more.


Belmont Lunar New Year Celebration with The Last Hoisan Poets

SUNDAY, February 4, 2024, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Twin Pines Senior & Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA 94002.

This event is FREE and open to all ages; Poetry readings begin at 3:50pm

Come together with your friends and family to celebrate Lunar New Year and experience the rich culture and traditions of this joyous occasion. We encourage you to wear your red attire to bring in good luck for the new year.


Del Sol Quartet & The Last Hoisan Poets on Angel Island

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2023, two shows, at 11:30am and 2:00pm, in the Angel Island Immigration Station barracks on Angel Island.

Del Sol and The Last Hoisan Poets return to Angel Island. Join them as they celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation with a special program of music and poetry.

Please visit the AIISF website to register your attendance.



Del Sol Quartet & The Last Hoisan Poets

SUNDAY, October 29, 2023, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, FREE outdoor public performance at India Basin Waterfront Park in San Francisco

“THE JINGWEI BIRD” explores the complexity of climate change and our relationship to the planet through multi-disciplinary performances with Del Sol Quartet and The Last Hoisan Poets. The project is centered around three pop-up poetry and music performances— two outdoor shows in San Francisco and Alameda county, and one special program for the seniors served by the NEMS PACE Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

“THE JINGWEI BIRD” weaves brand-new music by Asian-American composers with powerful bilingual poetry, using storytelling and mythology to deepen our understanding and awareness of the nature around us.



Del Sol Quartet & The Last Hoisan Poets

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2023, 1pm – 2pm, North East Medical Services Chinatown PACE Center, San Francisco. Special performance for seniors served by NEMS PACE Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2023, 12pm – 3pm (FREE public performance 1pm – 2pm); Seaplane Lagoon Promenade, 1801 Ferry Point, Alameda, CA 94501. Presented in partnership with DOER Marine Deep Ocean Explorer Store, 650 W Tower Ave, Alameda.

JULY 2023

A Dreaming People” Intergenerational Panels & Performances hosted by Kearny Street Workshop & San Francisco Public Library

Saturday, July 15th, 2023 12:00 – 3:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library (Koret Auditorium)

Join us for an afternoon of performances and a panel discussion as part of the exhibit Dreaming People’s History: The Asian American Radical Imagination, on view April 29–August 6, 2023, in the Koret Auditorium on the Lower Level of the Main Library. 

The panel discussion will include Weston Teruya, Vida Kuang, and more TBA, moderated by Colin Kimzey. Performances by Kim Requesto, The Last Hoisan Poets, and Son of Paper. This event is free and open to the public. 

APRIL 20, 2023

“Into View: Celebrating Bernice Bing” The Last Hoisan Poets & Del Sol Quartet @ the Asian Art Museum

Thursday, April 20, 2023, Poetry & Music Performance 6:30 pm -7:30 pm, Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum

The Last Hoisan Poets — Genny Lim, Flo Oy Wong, and Nellie Wong – and the Del Sol Quartet will present a poetry and music program celebrating the art and life of Bernice Bing. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition, Into View: Bernice Bing.

For tickets, visit the Asian Art Museum’s website:

MARCH 25, 2023

“World Poetry Day with The Last Hoisan Poets & Friends” @ the de Young Museum

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, Free Saturday Pop-Up Poetry Readings in the galleries of the de Young Museum

This celebratory reading, hosted by The Last Hoisan Poets, Genny Lim, Flo Oy Wong and Nellie Wong, welcomes the public to consider how poetry builds bridges that bring people together. Join the Last Hoisan Poets and their special guests Rafael Jesús González, Alaina Gupta, Rebecca Nie, devorah major & Marcus Shelby for a series of pop-up readings in the de Young.

FEBRUARY 21, 2023

Future Histories Lab “A Year on Angel Island”: The Last Hoisan Poets” @ UC Berkeley

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Poetry & Music Performance 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tilden Room, MLK Student Union, UC Berkeley

The Last Hoisan Poets will read the moving poems that were carved into the walls of the detention barracks by immigrants incarcerated at the Angel Island Immigration Station. The poems will be read in the Hoisan-wa dialect of the immigrants, as well as in translation. Some of these poems were also featured as lyrics in the Angel Island Oratorio by Huang Ruo.

For information and to RSVP, please visit the Future Histories Lab website.

JANUARY 21, 2023

“National Angel Island Day with The Last Hoisan Poets” @ the de Young Museum

Saturday, January 21, 2023, Free Saturdays at the de Young Museum


  • 11 am – 3 pm, Family art making activity, Kimball Education Gallery
  • 11 am – 3 pm, History of Angel Island exhibition pop-up, Wilsey Court
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm, The Last Hoisan Poets with the Del Sol Quartet, Koret Auditorium

Presented in partnership with Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and UC Berkeley’s A Year on Angel Island.

NOVEMBER 19, 2022

The Last Hoisan Poets: “American People” Celebrating Faith Ringgold @ the de Young Museum

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum; Writing Workshop 3pm – 4:30pm (PST), Kimball Education Gallery

The Last Hoisan Poets – Genny Lim, Flo Oy Wong and Nellie Wong – return to the de Young Museum with “AMERICAN PEOPLE,” a poetic call & response, celebrating the life and art of the incomparable Faith Ringgold. Inspired by Ringgold’s iconic body of work, the poets speak to their own lived experiences as women, artists, and contemporaries of Ringgold. The program includes performances by special guests Destiny Muhammad (singer/songwriter/harpist), Tshaka Campbell (Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County), and Tongo Eisen-Martin (Poet Laureate of San Francisco).

JULY 2, 2022

The Last Hoisan Poets: A Tribute to Hung Liu @ the de Young Museum

Saturday, July 2, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Wilsey Court, de Young Museum

American Born / Resident Alien is a poetry performance by the Last Hoisan Poets — Nellie Wong, Flo Oy Wong, and Genny Lim — exploring themes of migration, sisterhood, and spiritual transcendence. Held in conversation with Hung Liu: Golden Gate (金門), this program is inspired by personal and ancestral connections with Hung Liu’s life and art. The performance also features music by violinist Charlton Lee and cellist Kathryn Bates of the Del Sol String Quartet. 

May 14, 2022

USAAF 2022: “Seh Kui: Community is In the Heart”

OCTOBER 22-23, 2021

Huang Ruo’s Angel Island Oratorio

World premiere performances of Huang Ruo’s Angel Island – Oratorio with Volti & the Del Sol Quartet.

Friday, October 22, 2021; 8:00pm, Presidio Theatre, San Francisco.

Saturday, October 23, 2021, Angel Island Immigration Station, Angel Island.

11:20 AM – Show #1 Talks; 11:30 AM – Show #1 Music; 1:30 PM – Show # 2 Talks; 1:40 PM – Show #2 Music

OCTOBER 6, 2021

Angel Island Insight @ SF Wednesdays

SFWednesdays Free Summer Performance Series

Wednesday, October 6, 2021; 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Union Square, San Francisco

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Angel Island Insight @ OLLI

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) mini-course exploring Angel Island history through stories, poetry, and music with an in-person outing in the Presidio.

Thursday, September 30, 2021; 1:00 pm-3:30 pm, The Presidio, San Francisco

MAY 22, 2021

APICC: United States of Asian America Festival 2021: Angel Island Insight

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 2 pm – 3:30 pm, via ZOOM

MAY 20, 2021

De Anza College’s A Taste of History: Spring 2021: Hope Takes Shape

Thursday, May 20, 2021; 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, via ZOOM

OCTOBER 24, 2020

Cupertino Poet Laureate presents Saturday Poetry Penpals: A Hoisan-wa “Talk Story” Poetry Performance

Saturday, October 24, 2020; 11 am – 12 pm, via ZOOM

FEBRUARY 8, 2020

Oakland Museum of California: Lunar New Year Celebration and Other Asian Traditions: Year of the Rat

Saturday, February 8, 2020; 12 pm – 4:30 pm, Oakland Museum

September 7, 2019

The Last Hoisan Poets: Chinese Historical Society of America

September 7, 2019; 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, San Francisco

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