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Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Formed in 1989, Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble is the first professional Chinese group formed in Canada. All members of the group have started their training in China at a very young age and studied for many years. Today they are the masters of their instruments and accomplished, professional musicians performing at schools, community events and festivals, including Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Vancouver International Folk Festival, and on CBC.


Reviews

Superb, joyful and evocative. The Georgia Straight

Performances & Workshops

Music and Stories from China: Comedy and Music

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 400 students
Tech Requirements: four armless chairs, four music stands, 4 electrical outlets, change rooms, minimum of 4ft x 8ft stage area
Fee Range: $635 - $785 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$600.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$650.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$700.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$700.00
Vancouver Island North
$700.00
Interior
$750.00
North
$750.00

Music and Stories from China is an hour of interactive musical comedy. Students are entertained and introduced to traditional Chinese instruments and folklore by Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble and the storyteller/comedian Gerardo Avila. The music and sounds provided by the Ensemble accompany Gerardo's stories, jokes, mime and magic. The characters and stories from Chinese folklore, including the Monkey King, come to life.

Concert School Program

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 400 students
Tech Requirements: four armless chairs, four music stands, 4 electrical outlets, change rooms, minimum of 4ft x 8ft stage area
Fee Range: $635 - $785 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$600.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$620.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$700.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$700.00
Vancouver Island North
$700.00
Interior
$750.00
North
$750.00

Our school program displays traditional and contemporary music on Chinese instruments. The show introduces students and teachers to Chinese culture through dramatic instrumental performance delivered by highly trained and accomplished musicians.

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