Sound of Dragon Music Festival
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2022 Festival Performers & Schedule
Annex Theatre: 823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4
The Sound of Dragon Music Festival, debuted in 2014, is held in Vancouver every two years. It is Vancouver’s first festival devoted to “Chinese music”, showcasing very diverse musical styles: ancient folk and classical repertoire, contemporary compositions, jazz, world, fusion, and avant-garde improvisation in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances. While presenting authentic traditional music, the festival promotes creativity and innovation in imaginative new ensembles and projects, utilizing unusual cross-cultural instrumentations. By presenting musicians, ensembles and composers from different ethnicities, nationalities, and musical genres, Sound of Dragon re-defines “Chinese music” and reflects Vancouver’s growing multicultural environment, representing a highly creative music scene.
Activities – concerts, music & painting workshop, cross-cultural music jam. In addition to ticketed concerts, the festival offers many free activities to the public, including many outreach events in the Greater Vancouver before the festival weekend.
“Something for every ear… Instruments are not limited to cultures. It is the first time Chinese instruments have been showcased this way” – CBC News, 2014
From hidden treasures to brand-new discoveries …Sound of Dragon might be rooted in Chinese culture, but it’s also an exciting reflection of Vancouver’s diversity—and when all is accounted for, it looks like a gift”. – Georgia Straight, May 7, 2014
‘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 2014
“Vancouver’s biennial celebration of Asian sounds returns with a program that spans everything from new Chinese chamber music to a genre-smashing showcase of intercultural improvisation”. – Georgia Straight, 2016
龍吟滄海音樂節 – 2022年6月23~26日