my concert list in 2013

Fri, Nov 08, 2013
National Symphony Orchestra: John Storgårds, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello, plays Shostakovich
BRITTEN: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 38, “Spring”
Fri, Oct 11, 2013
National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Celebrating Wagner at 200: Act III of Parsifal, in concert
Nikolai Schukoff, Parsifal
Thomas Hampson, Amfortas
Yuri Vorobiev, Gurnemanz
Sat., Jul. 13, 2013
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America:
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
SHEPHERDMagiya (Carnegie Hall co-commission)
TCHAIKOVSKYViolin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
SHOSTAKOVICHSymphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Thu., Jul. 4, 2013
Independence Day Concert
National Symphony Orchestra
US Capitol Building – West Lawn
Candice Glover, the Season 12 winner of American Idol;
country music artist Scotty McCreery (winner of American Idol);
actor and singer Darren Criss(Glee);
musical prodigy and classical crossover star Jackie Evancho;
Broadway and television star Megan Hilty (Smash);
Broadway’s new hit Motown The  Musical;
five-time Academy Award-winner John Williams conducting music from the Oscar-winning blockbuster Lincoln; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.
Sat, Jun 08, 2013
National Symphony Orchestra: Jakub Hrusa, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin & Nadya Serdyuk, mezzo-soprano
MOZARTSymphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
DVORÁK Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky
Sat, Jun 01, 2013
National Symphony Orchestra:
John Adams, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano, plays Ravel
RESPIGHI – Fontane di Roma
RAVELPiano Concerto in G major
ADAMS – City Noir
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Opera Atelier
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Eisenhower Auditorium

My concerts list in 2012

November 11, 2012
Mamma Mia!
Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway

November 10, 2012
Le Nozze di Figaro,
Metropolitan Opera, New York

October 25, 2012
Stravinsky and Ravel
Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

July 5,2012
Claes Janson’s Jazz”

July 4, 2012
Ullevi, Goteborg

April 24, 2012
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Schwab Auditorium

Mar 6, 2012
West Side Story
Goteborg Opera,Goteborg

February 8, 2012
Jin Xing Dance Theatre Shanghai
Shanghai Tango
Eisenhower Auditorium

January 19, 2012
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.77- Johannes Brahms
Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70, B141-Antonin, Dvorak
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Tate, conductor
Guy Braunstein, violinist
Eisenhower Auditorium

My concerts list in 2011


2011年亮点是Domingo,柏林爱乐,Don Giovanni在布拉格莫莫首演的剧场,还有Jason Mraz。

每次在心里to do list划掉类似以上这些项目的时候,都很满足。



November 4, 2011

Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 96 in D Major, The Miracle;
Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-flat Major (for the left hand),
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major
@Schwab Auditorium
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Gérard Korsten, conductor
Leon Fleisher, pianist
Pádraic Keane, uilleann piper

October 11, 2011
Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartets in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5, and
C sharp minor, Op. 131.
@Schwab Auditorium
St. Lawrence String Quartet

September 24, 2011
Jason Mraz
@Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

September 11,2011
Mozart’s Requiem
@ Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
The State College Choral Society

June 27,2011
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

June 26,2011
Recital in the church
Veronika Dzhioeva
Alexander Shonert
Natalia Shonert

June 24,2011

Blue Man Group

@Berlin, Germany

June 23,2011
George Frideric Handel
Concerto grosso in G major HWV 319
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major HWV 348
Water Music Suite No. 3 in G major HWV 350
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Suites from Stage Works
@Berlin, Germany
Berliner Philharmoniker
Emmanuelle Ha?m Conductor

Apirl 02, 2011
Guiseppe Verdi
@Eisenhower Auditorium

March 10, 2011
@Kennedy Center, DC
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Pianist: Cédric Tiberghien
ondes martenot player: Tristan Murail

March 08, 2011
Madama Butterfly
@Kennedy Center Opera House, DC
Washington National Opera
conductor: Plácido Domingo

feliz navidad

a donde sea que yo esté
tu corazón alcanzaré
y una sonrisa en tu mirada pintaré
no habrá distancia entre los dos
al viento volaré mi voz
con mis deseos a tu alma llegaré
feliz navidad, feliz navidad
feliz navidad, próspero año y felicidad
feliz navidad, feliz navidad
feliz navidad, próspero año y felicidad
i wanna wish you a merry christmas
celebremos juntos la vida
i wanna wish you a merry christmas
y que viva la alegría
i wanna wish you a merry christmas
from the bottom of my heart

Michael Buble Ft. Thalia – Feliz Navidad Lyrics



Shneiderman’s “Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design”

Shneiderman’s “Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design”


These rules were obtained from the text Designing the User Interface by Ben Shneiderman. Shneiderman proposed this collection of principles that are derived heuristically from experience and applicable in most interactive systems after being properly refined, extended, and interpreted [9].

To improve the usability of an application it is important to have a well designed interface. Shneiderman’s “Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design” are a guide to good interaction design.1 Strive for consistency.
Consistent sequences of actions should be required in similar situations; identical terminology should be used in prompts, menus, and help screens; and consistent commands should be employed throughout.

2 Enable frequent users to use shortcuts.
As the frequency of use increases, so do the user’s desires to reduce the number of interactions and to increase the pace of interaction. Abbreviations, function keys, hidden commands, and macro facilities are very helpful to an expert user.

3 Offer informative feedback.
For every operator action, there should be some system feedback. For frequent and minor actions, the response can be modest, while for infrequent and major actions, the response should be more substantial.

4 Design dialog to yield closure.
Sequences of actions should be organized into groups with a beginning, middle, and end. The informative feedback at the completion of a group of actions gives the operators the satisfaction of accomplishment, a sense of relief, the signal to drop contingency plans and options from their minds, and an indication that the way is clear to prepare for the next group of actions.

5 Offer simple error handling.
As much as possible, design the system so the user cannot make a serious error. If an error is made, the system should be able to detect the error and offer simple, comprehensible mechanisms for handling the error.

6 Permit easy reversal of actions.
This feature relieves anxiety, since the user knows that errors can be undone; it thus encourages exploration of unfamiliar options. The units of reversibility may be a single action, a data entry, or a complete group of actions.

7 Support internal locus of control.
Experienced operators strongly desire the sense that they are in charge of the system and that the system responds to their actions. Design the system to make users the initiators of actions rather than the responders.

8 Reduce short-term memory load.
The limitation of human information processing in short-term memory requires that displays be kept simple, multiple page displays be consolidated, window-motion frequency be reduced, and sufficient training time be allotted for codes, mnemonics, and sequences of actions.


notes on Systematic Literature Review

Okoli, C., Schabram, K. (2010). “A Guide to Conducting a Systematic Literature Review of Information Systems Research,” . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 10(26).

Systematic Literature Review


A rigorous stand-alone literature review, according to Fink’s (2005) definition,

  • must be systematic in following a methodological approach,
  • explicit in explaining the procedures by which it was conducted,
  • comprehensive in its scope of including all relevant material, and hence
  • reproducible by others who would follow the same approach in reviewing the topic.
  • comprehensive accumulation, transparent analysis, and reflective interpretation of all empirical studies pertinent to a specific question

3 kinds of ..

 1.      theoretical background: section of a journal article

  • identifying significant people, methods or information in the field
  • introducing material that is less readily available
  • offering a scholarly critique of theo

2.      thesis literature review

  • synthesizes the understanding
  • a testament to the student’s rigorous research dedication
  • justifies future research
  • welcomes the student into scholarly tradition and etiquette
  • authors are expected to present themselves as experts on the subject

3.      stand-alone literature review

  • describe available knowledge for professional practice
  • identify effective research projects and techniques
  • identify experts within a given field
  • identify unpublished sources
  • much cited piece of work
  • identify gaps in current research
  • provide a framework for positioning research endeavors

Eight-Step Guide

  1. Purpose of the literature review: clearly identify the purpose and intended goals of the review. be explicit to its readers.
  2. Protocol and training: IF more than one reviewer, detailed protocol document
  3. Searching for the literature: describe the details of the literature search, explain and justify how the comprehensiveness of the search was assured.
  4. Practical screen: screening for inclusion, be explicit about what studies were considered, and which ones were eliminated. For excluded studies, practical reasons were for their non-consideration, and justify how the resulting review can still be comprehensive.
  5. Quality appraisal: screening for exclusion, spell out the criteria for judging which articles are of insufficient quality to be included in the review synthesis. All included articles need be scored for their quality.
  6. Data extraction: After all the studies included been identified, systematically extract the applicable information.
  7. Synthesis of studies: analysis, combining the facts extracted from the studies using appropriate techniques, whether quantitative, qualitative, or both.
  8. Writing the review: sufficient detail , the results can be independently reproduced.