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Orchid Ensemble

Sounds Global Ensemble

Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble


We have no idea why this hasn’t been done before, but we’re glad the Orchid Ensemble’s Lan Tung has organized this long-overdue festival: her eclectic interests will ensure an eye-opening look at the very wide world of “Chinese music”.’ – Georgia Straight

Proliferasian Fall 2016 concert – Sep 11, 2016   BUY TICKETS

7:30pm Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC)
tickets: $15 regular, $10 students/seniors/children

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Traveling freely between composed and improvised worlds, Proliferasian is a unique voice rising from the west coast of Canada. Proliferasian performs cutting edge music rooted in Chinese music and avant-garde jazz, representing the merging of two genres, and embracing even more elements into the equation. The musicians explore the contrasting, complimenting, and sometimes contradicting natures of multiple influences. The result is a new musical species that proliferates and transforms continuously. Proliferasian may take inspiration from Asian music, literature, landscape, legends, or paintings, but its music will definitely break any preconceptions of Asian cultures. 
Formed in 2012, Proliferasian consists of some of Vancouver’s most innovative musicians: Lan Tung (erhu/Chinese violin & vocals), JP Carter (trumpet and electronics), Colin Cowan (bass), and Kevin Romain (drums). Joining the band are guitarist Ron Samworth and cellist Finn Manniche.
co-presented by the Sound of Dragon Society, Proliferasian, and Coastal Jazz & Blues Society; sponsored by the BC Arts Council and City of Vancouver

2nd Sound of Dragon Music Festival – April 22-24, 2016   BUY TICKETS

第二屆溫哥華龍吟滄海音樂節,2016年四月22至24日   購票

After the successful premiere in 2014, the second installment of the Sound of Dragon Music Festival is all about collaboration and fusion. The festival, running on April 21-24, 2016, will feature some of the most creative music crafted through the collaboration between Vancouver’s Chinese music community and its innovative partners, as well as international artists from Taiwan. See links under 2016 Festival for the complete line up.

light shadow fire 

(taipei/london/vancouver) – April 21, 2016, 8pm BUY TICKETS   Facebook

光 影 火 (台北/倫敦/溫哥華),2016年四月21日晚上八點  購票

$15 general /$10 students/seniors/musicians (not part of the festival pass)
at Western Front (303 8th Ave. E. Vancouver)
Co-presentation of the Sound of Dragon Society, NOW Society, and Western Front

Sound of Dragon and the NOW Society join forces in concert presenting light, shadow and fire, following the paintings of Li Tung (Taiwan). With musicians from Taipei, London and Vancouver, and live painting by Li Tung, the programme explores improvisation in the context of new works by Lan Tung, Lisa Cay Miller and Ron Samworth. With Ron Samworth, guitar; Lisa Cay Miller, piano; and Clyde Reed, bass (NOW), Lan Tung, erhu and voice, Klaus Bru, saxophone; and Shih-Yang Lee, piano and melodica (Sound of Dragon).

Po-wei Weng’s residency on March 31-April 1, 2016 

7:30-8:30pm March 31 – Lecture Demon at Richmond Public Library – FREE

Brighouse (Main) Branch, Main Floor, Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond)

7:00-8:30pm April 1 – Peking Opera Percussion Music Hands-on Workshop– FREE (limited capacity, register by March 30 to reserve your seat)

David Lam Centre, SFU – 515 West Hastings Street, Harbour Centre Room 1510

翁柏偉的京劇音樂藝術講座 -三月31日晚上7:30列治文公共圖書館,免費

京劇鑼鼓音樂工作坊 -四月1日晚上7:00-8:30,林思齊國際交流中心,SFU,免費

Sound of Dragon/

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

Ontario Debut Tour – May 20-24, 2015

May 16-17 – Open rehearsals in Vancouver



Sound of Dragon 2015 season: 

Music Garden: Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra – June 27, 2015 


Improvisation: traditions vs. innovation, workship with Lan Tung & Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra – June 28, 2015



“Taiwan Impression”, Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra & BC Chinese Orchestra – June 28, 2015 



Proliferasian & Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra – July 1, 2015

Proliferasian 樂隊與小巨人絲竹樂團一起在加拿大國慶日活動玩音樂,七月一日中午12:00,溫哥華Granville島Performance Works