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Orchid Ensemble (contemporary Chinese classical)

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:30pm

Canada-based Orchid Ensemble is dedicated to both preserving and performing Chinese traditional and classical music, and commissioning new, original works from living composers in other musical styles. It features the talents of Lan Tung from Taiwan on erhu, Yu-Chen Wang from Taiwan on guzheng and Jonathan Bernard from Canada on various percussion instruments. The group’s projects have included The Silk Road, Jews in China and the multi-media Road to Kashgar. Orchid Ensemble has released three CDs and received the Canadian Juno Award for Road to Kashgar.