Golden Spike Forever - "Toward the Future" Grand Concert

Sat, May 11
  • Presented By: Chinese Association for Sciences and Technology in...
  • at: Butler Middle School
A Brief Introduction to Toward the Future:According to records, that the Chinese immigrants landed in the United States began in 1785 for the first time, when the three Chinese seafarers appeared in the Baltimore port which was written into the annals of history as the first Chinese entry into the US . Since then  millions of Chinese people fought to this strange land. Among them, some were road-building workers from their homes, swallowing humiliation and bearing a heavy load; some were students traveling far away, expecting to save the country with science and technology ; some were Chinese merchants venturing into the world bravely with three knife; some were elite talent passing through more thousands of miles for studying or starting a business. They paved the main artery of the railway across the United States with their sweat and bones , they made great success of the cause and glory with their wisdom and courage.  This is the history people can not forget , this is the chapter that the future generations should remember.Chinese American composer David Zhang took four years, painstaking efforts to complete the creation of large symphonic chorus Toward the Future, which told about this unforgettable story not only with the notes , but also with the singing, expressing a strong desire that all under heaven are of one family, the people of all nationalities should work side by side, protect the nature; defend the peace, against the war, altogether toward a bright future!About UCGSCC (Utah Chinese Golden Spike Celebration Committee):On May 10, 1869 in Promontory, Utah, the first transcontinental railroad across North America officially opened for through traffic with the driving in of the last "Golden Spike". Over 600 miles of the most hazardous part of the Central Pacific route was mainly built by more than 12,000 Chinese workers, the majority of whom were originally from the Canton province. They toiled in extremely harsh condition and accomplished a seemingly impossible mission. In total, nearly 2000 lives were lost during the railroad construction though this is likely an underestimate.This year marks the 150th anniversary of that historical moment. In honor of those heroic Chinese workers, in collaboration with many other communities and societies in Utah and across the country, the Utah Chinese Golden Spike Celebration Committee is planning a series of activities and events throughout the year, including rebuilding of the Salt Lake City Historical Chinatown, lectures about the contribution of the Chinese railroad workers, academic forums featuring the past, present, and future of Chinese Americans, attending the official Sesquicentennial Celebration at Golden Spike Historical Site, artwork exhibition which includes photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other artifacts, cultural performances on the history of construction of the Transcontinental Railroad; and special events for US-China summit on education, innovation, trade and business.With the hope that people of all racial and ethnic origins will come celebrate together, let us extend our most sincere invitation to all of you to join us in May and celebrate with the local Chinese community together. For more info, please visit:

Event Info

  • Presented By: Chinese Association for Sciences and Technology in...
  • Dates: May 11, 2019
  • Location: Butler Middle School
  • Address: 7530 South 2700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM

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7530 South 2700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
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