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Strings Attached – Feb 11, 2018   

弓在弦上 2018年二月11日 購票 BUY TICKETS

co-presented with the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra
3:30pm Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC)
tickets: $30 VIP, $19.99 regular, $15 students/seniors/children
featuring Bo Peng 彭波 (cello), Cellissimo, Lan Tung 董籃 (erhu), and Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Der
中文新聞稿    English Press Release

Repertoire 曲目

  • Goldfish 金魚 by Mark Armanini, a piece for erhu and strings that evokes a classical Chinese painting of a goldfish swimming in a pond – graceful, serene, a beautiful fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds
  • Ziggurat no. 2 by Farshid Samandari, for 8 celli – an eccentric soundscape that grows in terraced levels like the ancient stone structure after which it is named
  • Flower Bloom & Fall by Bruce Bai, a piece developed through the VICO’s Sounds Global Composers’ workshop in 2015 that was originally a song, now developed into a polyphonic work, examining themes of life and death
  • Bachianas Brasileiras no. 1 by Hector Villa-Lobos, the first in this famous Brazilian composer’s series of works for cello octet, in which he drew parallels between traditional Brazilian melodies and those of Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Two pieces by Lan TungDouble Happiness 雙喜 (2014), a duet for erhu and cello in which the two instruments echo each other in an intricate dialogue that develops into improvisation; and From the Stars 星空 (2017, 2018), a piece for erhu, voice and cello octet that explores the percussive sounds of the cello
  • Ferial (Parade) from Estampas Mexicanas by Jose L. Elizondo
  • Spring Festival Overture 春節序曲 by Li Huan-zhi, arranged for String Quartet and String Orchestra by Wayne Toews
  • Tango by Michael McLean 

溫哥華跨文化管弦樂團(Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra)與龍吟滄海協會(Sound of Dragon Society)共同舉辦的【弓在弦上】音樂會,將由二胡演奏家董籃及大提琴演奏家彭波擔任獨奏,與彭波所帶領的Cellissimo 大提琴八重奏及Jonathan Der指導的Richmond Delta青年管弦樂團合作,透過中西弓弦樂器的交會,帶來一場不一樣的音樂宴饗。

這場音樂會的曲目包括四位溫哥華作曲家的作品:
馬克·阿瑪尼尼(Mark Armanini)的《金魚》以西洋弦樂團伴奏二胡,描繪國畫裡栩栩如生、在池中優雅擺尾的金魚,是傳統與現代風格的完美結合。
法敘德·薩門達利(Farshid Samandari)的《古堡》將不同音樂元素逐步展開,像是一座層層堆砌而成的上古石頭城。
柏青林(Bruce Bai)的《花開花落》原為演唱曲,作於2015年,今改為大提琴重奏,探討生死的循環,如同花朵隨季節盛開、凋萎。
董籃(Lan Tung)的《雙喜》是二胡與大提琴的親密對話;《星空》用8把大提琴對比二胡與人聲,時而悠遠深沈、時而歡快律動,甚至將大提琴做為打擊樂器來使用。
此外,Richmond Delta青年管弦樂團還將演奏膾炙人口的《春節序曲》及其他樂曲,與觀眾一起迎接農曆新年的到來。

彭波 – 大提琴
出生於上海,6歲隨母親學琴,之後被選入上海音樂學院附小,1990年畢業於上海音樂學院附中。1996年取得北德州立大學音樂學院(University of North Texas)大提琴演奏學士學位。同年獲紐約州伊斯曼音樂學院 (Eastman School of Music) 全額獎學金攻讀大提琴演奏碩士。1998~2000年間師從當代大提琴大師 Janos Starker,於印第安那大學取得演奏家文憑 (Indiana University) 。移居溫哥華时,曾候選英屬哥倫比亞大學大提琴演奏博士學位 。1987年﹐彭波獲得中國全國大提琴比賽少年組第一名,捷克布拉格之春國際青年室內樂比賽第三名﹐之後應新加坡交響樂團之邀赴東南亞巡迴演出﹐並為香港 Denon 哥倫比亞公司灌製CD。1991年及1993年,獲得全美音樂教師協會弦樂組第一名。彭波曾參加歐美許多著名的音樂節,巡演亞洲、歐洲、北美。 彭波曾任德州 Irving Symphony Orchestra和印第安那州 Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra 首席大提琴,並曾加入溫哥華交響樂團、Richardson Symphony Orchestra、Civic Orchestra of Chicago、溫哥華及Dallas歌劇院等。彭波目前任教於昆特蘭大學 Kwantlen Polytechnical University、溫哥華交響樂團音樂學院、Richmond Music School、Delta Community School of Music、Guildford School of Music。自2102年夏天,彭波應邀擔任義大利 Casalmaggiore International Music Festival大提琴教授,並創立 Cellissimo 大提琴重奏組合。

董籃 – 二胡、演唱、作曲
來自台灣,活躍於現代音樂、世界音樂、即興音樂的舞台上,董籃於1997年創辦蘭韻樂團(Orchid Ensemble),2014年創辦每兩年舉辦的龍吟滄海音樂節 (Sound of Dragon Music Festival) 並擔任藝術總監。董籃曾與溫哥華交響樂團、蒙特利爾大都會交響樂團、溫哥華跨文化管弦樂團、Nova Scotia交響樂團、阿姆斯特丹Atlas樂團、溫哥華轉捩點樂團(Turning Point Ensemble)臺灣小巨人絲竹樂團合作,演出二胡/人聲協奏曲,包括董籃自己及其他加拿大作曲家的作品。除中國音樂外,董籃深受印度音樂、佛朗明哥、西方現代音樂、實驗性音樂的影響,曾遠赴印度、埃及、新疆、內蒙、阿姆斯特丹、瑞士等地學習。其創作樂曲涵蓋室內樂、中型樂隊、爵士與世界音樂、舞台劇、舞劇、短片。董籃錄有多張唱片,贏得美國國際獨立音樂獎,及獲加拿大朱諾音樂獎、 加西音樂獎、加拿大民俗音樂獎、加拿大西岸音樂獎等多項提名。入選CBC國家廣播電台年度最佳唱片,加拿大全國大專院校校園廣播電台國際音樂播出率第二名。

Jonathan Der – 指揮
美國印第安那大學小提琴演奏碩士。指揮家、小提琴及管風琴演奏家,經常擔任獨奏與室內樂演出,並於亞洲及北美巡演。過去22年來,Jonathan致力於音樂教育,他的教學理念著重引領學生將技巧訓練與音樂表達融為一體,他的許多學生已經進入北美與歐洲的專業樂團。Jonathan目前任列治文三角洲青少年管弦樂團指揮及室內樂團指導,及St. Anne‘s Steveston教堂音樂指導。

Cellissimo
Cellissimo,2012年由加拿大華裔大提琴演奏家及教師彭波創立於義大利 Casalmaggiore International Music Festival,8至18個大提琴的獨特組合,成員包括經驗豐富的演奏家、年輕的樂壇新秀、及屢屢獲獎的學生。每年夏天,Cellissimo 網羅了來自世界各地的大提琴好手,在古色古香的義大利13世紀老城裡聚集、排練、演出,是這個世界著名的音樂節裡不可或缺的一員。Cellissimo 的不少成員其實來自溫哥華,於是他們在溫哥華組成 Cellissimo 八重奏,代表著溫哥華弦樂教育的佼佼者。

列治文三角洲青少年管弦樂團
自1971年以來,列治文三角洲青少年管弦樂團(Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra www.rdyo.ca) 為大溫地區學習音樂的年輕學子們提供專業的管弦樂學習訓練。樂團里共分八組;初級,中級和高級弦樂組;初級和高級管樂組,另外還有交響樂團; 室內樂團及爵士樂團。對於許多曾在RDYO受過訓練的青少年學子來說,RDYO提供他們一個專業的學習機會,許多的青少年在每周密集的練習中進一步發展出自己對音樂的喜好及興趣,也藉由一年五次固定的專業演出,走向大眾,分享他們對音樂的詮釋及表達。樂團現今大約有150名年齡從6至25歲的年輕樂手,加上經驗豐富的6位專業指揮指導及熱誠滿滿的家長協助,RDYO不只有個光榮的過去,各有個充滿希望、潛力無窮的未來。

主辦單位:
龍吟滄海協會(Sound of Dragon Society)為登記於加拿大BC省的非謀利音樂機構,透過舉辦音樂節、音樂會、講座等活動,宣揚及保存華裔移民原生地的傳統音樂,同時鼓勵不同族裔的音樂家交流合作,創新發展融合東西方特點的新樂種,打破民族、地域、音樂類別的界限, 重新定義加拿大特色的華裔音樂,展現溫哥華音樂圈的多元與活力。

溫哥華跨文化管弦樂團 (Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra 簡稱 VICO) 是加拿大獨一無二跨越不同文化的大型音樂團體,並在國際世界音樂及現代樂領域中,扮演重要的角色。樂團聚集了來自不同文化背景的音樂家,共同創作及演繹當代跨文化音樂作品。於VICO的音樂會中,總是可以見到西洋管弦樂器與中國、日本、越南、非洲、伊朗、中東或印度傳統樂器,在同一個舞台上,演出同一首樂曲;古典、爵士、現代及世界各民族音樂傳統,在這肥沃的音樂土壤上,不斷繁衍出新的生命。 雖然在加拿大及其他許多國家,已有不少小型樂隊從事不同音樂文化的融合與創新,但VICO擁有了20餘位音樂家做為核心團員,以及更多不定期邀約的音樂家,其規模組織的完整,包涵族群類別之多,都是樂團獨特之處。VICO團員的音樂背景,有世界各國音樂學院畢業的高材生,也有享譽國際的傳統與民間音樂家,在找尋共同語言的同時,展現彼此不同的文化特色,這正是加拿大多元文化所要體現的精神。 溫哥華跨文化管弦樂團的編制,除西洋管弦樂器外,包括中國的笛、 簫、二胡、琵琶、古箏、阮、三弦、嗩吶、笙;印度的塔布拉鼓、西塔琴、竹笛;日本箏、尺八;越南獨弦琴;伊朗揚琴、塔爾琴、胡琴;中東魯特琴;歐洲民間樂器手風琴、直笛、愛爾蘭豎琴;以及世界各國的打擊樂器。VICO為喜愛民族音樂,並對跨界融合有熱忱的音樂家們,提供了一個可以無限伸展的空間,就像一個聲音的“調色盤”,創造出儘是單一文化中不曾出現過的音響色彩。 VICO的作曲家和演奏家們,是大型跨界音樂發展的推手,譜寫並演奏著未來的音樂。於2001年成立至今,樂團堅持以音樂打破不同民族間的隔閡,彼此由好奇、溝通、學習,到包容、了解,才能進而發展出新的樂種,讓世界大同的理念在音樂中得以實現。溫哥華跨文化管弦樂團,用音符編織錦衾,是當代音樂的新聲。

Bo Peng – cello
Bo Peng holds a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music, and a Performer’s Diploma from the Indiana University where he studied with distinguished cellist Janos Starker. His teachers also included Steven Doane, Carter Enyeart, Marc Johnson and Eric Wilson. Bo was a two-time winner of the Music Teacher National Association Competitions (Strings Division); he also won the 3rd prize in the International Chamber Music Competition of the Czech Radio’s “Spring of Prague”.

Bo has toured Japan, Taiwan, China, Canada, Europe, and the US as a soloist and with various ensembles, including the Vancouver Piano Trio, Borealis String Quartet, and the trio with Robert Rozek and Eric Wilson. He has performed Dvorak Cello Concerto with Vancouver Philharmonic and Richmond Orchestra and Chorus, Beethoven Triple Concerto with pianist Eugen Skovorodnikov and violinist Victor Kuleshov. In 2012, Bo Peng was appointed the principal cellist of the Taiwan Connection Music Festival, under the directorship of violinist Nai Yuan Hu to tour throughout Taiwan. 

Bo has been a sectional coach of the Dallas Youth Orchestra and taught at the Dallas Private School District. Currently, he teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnical University, VSO School of Music, Richmond Music School, Delta Community School of Music, and Guildford School of Music. Since summer 2012, Bo has joined the faculty of Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy. 

Lan Tung – erhu & vocal
Crossing between Vancouver’s new music, improvised music and world music scenes, Lan Tung is the artistic director of Orchid EnsembleSound of Dragon Society, and Proliferasian. Lan has appeared as a soloist with Orchestre Metropolitain (Montreal) and Symphony Nova Scotia, and as a soloist/composer with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, Upstream Ensemble (Halifax), Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (Vancouver & Toronto), Atlas Ensemble (Amsterdam & Helsinki), and Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (Taipei).

Lan Tung’s music often experiments with contradictions by taking culturally specific materials outside their context. Her works embody the rhythmic intricacy from Indian influence, the sense of breath/space from Chinese tradition, and many years of experiences in interpreting contemporary Canadian compositions. Incorporating improvisation and graphic notations, Lan’s compositions and performances are released on numerous CDs, winning an International Independent Music Awards and multiple nominations by JUNO, Canadian Independent Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and Western Canadian Music Awards.

Originally from Taiwan, Lan has studied graphic score with Barry Guy, improvisation with Mary Oliver, Hindustani music with Kala Ramnath, Uyghur music with Abdukerim Osman, and Mongolian horsehead fiddle with Bayar, in addition to her studies of Chinese music since a young age. At the Vancouver Creative Music Institute (2007-2009), she has studied and performed with Han Bennink (Holland), Barry Guy, Evan Parker, John Butcher (UK), Francois Houle, Paul Plimley…etc.

Jonathan Der – conductor
Jonathan, violinist, conductor, chamber musician and church organist has appeared as soloist with various orchestras and gives regular chamber and solo concerts. He has performed in many cities in North American such as Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, and in countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. After graduated with Master of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana University, he has given masterclasses in many universities and became Assistant Violin Instructor at Indiana University.  For the past 22 years, Mr. Der dedicated his time and energy in pedagogy, his teaching philosophy focuses on reworking students’ technical foundation and reconnecting the sound to the soul. Today, he has developed quite a number of young players into the professional world and playing in major symphony orchestras including New York Philharmonic, Concertgebuow Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic.  He is currently the Associate Conductor and Chamber Music coach for the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra and the music director of St. Anne’s Steveston Anglican church.

Cellissimo
Cellissimo is formed by cellist Bo Peng at the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy in Summer 2012, with a varying size of 8-18 cellists, ranging from seasoned performers, talented young players, to award-winning students. Since then, every summer Bo leads a group of young cellists from all over the world for 3 weeks at this charming 13th century historical Italian old town, rehearsing and performing at cafes, cathedrals and concert halls. Cellissimo has become one of the major programs of this 20-year old major European  summer music festival. Many of Cellissimo’s members are actually Vancouverites. They form an octet, the Vancouver edition of Cellissimo. They represent the excellence of cello education in Vancouver: Bo Peng, Will Lin, Sabrina Juan, Lyla Lee, Kailey Kou, Cindy Yu, James Yang, Judy Lou.

Since 1971, the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra (RDYO) has provided a professional orchestral preparation program for young musicians. The Orchestra provides a type of musical instruction that is not commonly available for children and youth: instruction and performance opportunities in an ensemble setting. For many youth, the RDYO is a social as well as an educational opportunity, as our young musicians are able to meet other young people who share their passion for music. The Orchestra currently serves approximately 150 young musicians aged 6 to 25 in a levelled program of eight divisions: Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Strings; Junior and Senior Winds; Symphony Orchestra; Chamber program; and Jazz Ensemble.

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO)
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO), founded in 2001, was one of the first concert orchestras devoted specifically to performing new intercultural music on a grand scale. It is currently one of only a handful of such professional ensembles that exist in the world. The VICO brings together musicians and composers from many cultural and artistic communities in the Greater Vancouver area, including Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Indian, Persian (Iranian), Latin and South American, Vietnamese, African, North American and European to create what has been described as “the United Nations of Music” (CBC Radio), and “music that sounds like Vancouver looks” (The Georgia Straight). The Vancouver Sun has called VICO “a world music super-group.”