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Orchid Ensemble – feast for the senses1 min read

20 July, 2010 1 comment

Orchid Ensemble

Date: July 26- July 27
Where: Ottawa Chamber Music Festival Ottawa, ON

Date: July 29
Where: Music Garden – Harbourfront Toronto, ON

Date: July 30 – August 1
Where: Mill Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music Cambridge, ON

Date: August 4
Where: Parc de L’imaginaire Gatineau, QC

Date: August 17
Where:
Premiere performance of ‘Red Snow’ by Diana Tso Original Music by Lan Tung Toronto, ON

Catch the Juno nominated Asian performers in a city near you! Enjoy an exciting mixture of media, multimedia, dance and scenographic installation. From their website: Established in 1997, the JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on the erhu/Chinese violin, Haiqiong Deng (China/US) on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard (Canada) on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. The ensemble has embraced a variety of musical styles to its repertoire, ranging from the traditional and contemporary music of China, World Music, New Music to Jazz and Creative Improvisation. The energetic yet endearing performance style of the ensemble consistently intrigues and delights its audiences. Acclaimed as ‘One of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene’ (Georgia Straight), the Orchid Ensemble has been tirelessly developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians.

Go to their youtube channel for a taste of what to expect!

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