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Sound of Dragon Ensemble (Vancouver) & Toronto Chinese Orchestra Chamber Players (Toronto)
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Vancouver, BC
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Sound of Dragon Ensemble (Vancouver) & Toronto Chinese Orchestra Chamber Players (Toronto)
Tickets are Regular $25 for April 7 only, $39.99 for April 7 & 8 two concerts; Students/Seniors $15 for April 7 only, $25 for April 7 & 8 two concerts
Please note that April 7 concert features a different ensemble and is at 8pm at the Roundhouse.

Repertoire

Sound of Dragon Ensemble :
Consensus (2007, 2018)  John Oliver (BC) 1000
for dizi, flute, erhu, zhonghu, ruan, guitar, cello, percussion
 
Hymn to Aphrodite  (2015)  Marco Bidin (Italy) 700
for dizi, flute, erhu, zhonghu, guitar, percussion

Himawari  (2015)  Sam Mikulewicz (US) 815
for dizi, flute, erhu, zhongruan, guitar, cello


Toronto Chinese Orchestra Chamber Players :
Whiteout  Matthew Van Driel (Toronto), world premiere 400
for sheng, erhu, pipa, zheng, yangqin, piano

Reincarnation Suite  Marko Koulamous (Toronto) 715
for sheng, erhu, zheng, yangqin, percussion (wind chimes, xiaogu, huapengu)

Tempered Moon Alice Ping Yee Ho (Toronto) 720
for erhu, zheng, pipa

1-2-3  Kenny Kwan (Toronto), world premiere 400
for erhu, yangqin, pipa, zheng


Joint Ensemble :
Buddhas Song (2013, 2018)  Alice Ping Yee Ho (Toronto), North American premiere 700
for dizi, sheng, erhu, pipa, zheng, cello, percussion

Little Star (2018)  Lan Tung, feat. Hoi Seng Ieong vocal, world premiere


guest conductor  Chih Sheng Chen  (Taiwan)

Sound of Dragon Ensemble (Vancouver)
Established in 2015 and debuted at the 2016 Sound of Dragon Music Festival, the Sound of Dragon Ensemble brings together some of the most skillful Vancouver musicians from both the east and the west: Nicole Li (erhu), Lan Tung (erhu & voice), Marina Hasselberg (cell), Charlie Lui (dizi), Mark McGregor (flute), Itamar Erez (guitar), Zhimin Yu (ruan), and Jonathan Bernard (percussion). This instrumentation has been carefully selected by pairing Chinese and western instruments in the families of the winds, plucked strings and bowed strings, completed by a collection of percussion instruments from both the east and the west. Its repertoire includes works by Canadian, US, Taiwanese, Chinese, Italy, and UK composers.

The core members of the Sound of Dragon Ensemble are
Nicole Ge Li   gaohu , erhu , zhonghu
Lan Tung   erhu  & vocal
Mark McGregor  flutes
Charlie Lui   dizi /Chinese flutes, xiao
Marina Hasselberg  cello
Itamar Erez  classical guitar
Zhimin Yu   zhongruan  & daruan
Jonathan Bernard  percussion

Toronto Chinese Orchestra Chamber Players (Toronto)
The Toronto Chinese Orchestra Chamber Players (TCO-CP) form the Toronto Chinese Orchestras (TCO) professional core. Members of the Chamber Players have extensive musical training and are established artists and teachers in the community. Their experiences as solo, ensemble, and orchestral musicians allow them to perform the most demanding repertoire at the highest level. Together, musicians of the Chamber Players perform traditional Chinese music as well as contemporary works by Canadian and international composers. They promote new music for traditional Chinese instruments through public performances, workshops, and demonstrations, both at home in Toronto and abroad. As an integral part of the Toronto Chinese Orchestra, the Chamber Players enjoy multiple national and international connections, which have led to collaborations with the BC Chinese Ensemble in Vancouver (April 2017) and the Edmonton Chinese Philharmonic (October 2016), as well as partnerships and performances in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The Chamber Players is led by Patty Chan, who concurrently serves as concertmaster of the TCO and is active as a freelance erhu performer and teacher. An authority on the erhu, Chan published the first English-language instruction text, Bridging the Gap, in 2011, and has been on faculty at York and Carleton Universities. Chans passion for new Canadian works led her to form the Dim Sum Ensemble, a professional Chinese instrument ensemble dedicated to pioneering Canadian Chinese music.


Lina Cao   guzheng
Patty Chan   erhu
Kenny Kwan   piano/percussion
Wendy Zhou   pipa

Location

Annex (View)
823 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4
Canada


Categories

Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Classical
Music > Festivals
Music > Folk
Music > Global
Music > New Age

Minimum Age: 3
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Sound of Dragon Society
On BPT Since: Mar 26, 2014
 
Sound of Dragon Society
7788817123
soundofdragon@gmail.com
soundofdragon.com
 


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