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Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays
Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

Formed in 1989, Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble is the first professional Chinese music group formed in North America. From its humble beginnings, the group has been a collective of classically trained instrumentalists who have immigrated from China and chosen Vancouver as their home. Since their first appearance in 1989 for the Governor General's Concert at the Orpheum Theatre, this exceptional group of musicians has been performing at schools, community events, major festivals and on CBC.


Performance(s)

Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble - Folk Songs of China and Taiwan

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Grade Suitability: K - 9
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 400
Tech Requirements: 2 tables, 4 armless chairs, 4 music stands, 4 electrical outlets, change rooms, min. of 4ft x 8ft stage area. For performances outside of the lower mainland, access to a PA is required.
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$1,200
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,350
Vancouver Island Lower
$0
Vancouver Island Mid
$0
Vancouver Island North
$0
Interior
$0
North
$0
Remote
$0
Kootenays
$0
Virtual
$0

Three musicians of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble have collaborated with a variety of special award-winning guests to prepare a lively concert program of new arrangements of children’s songs from China and Taiwan. Famous folk songs such as Jasmine Flower and The Snail & Oriole will be presented and accompanied by short introductions and stories in English or Mandarin. Guest artist will be determined at the time of booking and may include 2x Western Canadian Music artist of the year, Ginalina.

Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble - Live at Your School

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Grade Suitability: K - 9
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 400
Tech Requirements: 2 tables, 4 armless chairs, 4 music stands, 4 electrical outlets, change rooms, min. of 4ft x 8ft stage area. For performances outside of the lower mainland, access to a PA is required.
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$845
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$895
Vancouver Island Lower
$945
Vancouver Island Mid
$945
Vancouver Island North
$945
Interior
$1,045
North
$1,045
Remote
$1,445
Kootenays
$1,045
Virtual
$0

Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble - Live at Your School is a concert program of traditional and contemporary music on Chinese instruments. The show introduces students and teachers to Chinese music and culture through dramatic instrumental performance delivered by highly trained and accomplished musicians.


Testimonials & Reviews

Superb, joyful and evocative. The Georgia Straight
...what new classical music of the future should sound like; pan cultural, expressive and exciting. The Province
VCME plays with passion and the insight of those who know how to perform for an audience. Their music forms an integral part of the new Canada, and the next chapter for contemporary classical music here… Jon Siddall (CBC)

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