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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)

Folk Songs & Traditional Instrumental Melodies of China and Taiwan

School Year: 23-24
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English, Mandarin
Grade Suitability: K - 9
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 400
Tech Requirements: 4 armless chairs, 4 music stands if available, 1 electrical outlet, change rooms, minimum 4 ft x 8 ft stage area. For performances outside of the lower mainland, access to a PA is required.
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$1,000
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,200
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 collaborate with a variety of special guests to present a lively concert program of children’s songs and beautiful melodies, primarily from China and Taiwan. This concert for Grades K-9 will feature traditional instrumental music and folk songs from China and Taiwan. 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 award-winning, 2x Western Canadian Music artist of the year, Ginalina.

Folk Songs & Traditional Instrumental Melodies of China and Taiwan

School Year: 24-25
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English, Mandarin
Grade Suitability: K - 9
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 400
Tech Requirements: 4 armless chairs, 4 music stands if available, 1 electrical outlet, change rooms, minimum 4 ft x 8 ft stage area. For performances outside of the lower mainland, access to a PA is required.
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$1,000
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,200
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 collaborate with a variety of special guests to present a lively concert program of children’s songs and beautiful melodies, primarily from China and Taiwan. This concert for Grades K-9 will feature traditional instrumental music and folk songs from China and Taiwan. 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 award-winning, 2x Western Canadian Music artist of the year, Ginalina.

Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble - Live at Your School

School Year: 23-24
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English, Mandarin
Grade Suitability: K - 9
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 400
Tech Requirements: 4 armless chairs, 4 music stands if available, 1 electrical outlet, change rooms, minimum 4 ft x 8 ft stage area. For performances outside of the lower mainland, access to a PA is required.
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$1,000
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,200
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,800
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,800
Vancouver Island North
$1,800
Interior
$1,800
North
$1,800
Remote
$1,800
Kootenays
$1,800
Virtual
$0

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

Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble - Live at Your School

School Year: 24-25
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English, Mandarin
Grade Suitability: K - 9
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 400
Tech Requirements: 4 armless chairs, 4 music stands if available, 1 electrical outlet, change rooms, minimum 4 ft x 8 ft stage area. For performances outside of the lower mainland, access to a PA is required.
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$1,000
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,200
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,800
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,800
Vancouver Island North
$1,800
Interior
$1,800
North
$1,800
Remote
$1,800
Kootenays
$1,800
Virtual
$0

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