“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
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.
2020 Festival Sites
1) Annex Theatre: 823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4
2) Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre: 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC – Map & Directions
3) TBC, Vancouver
2020 Festival Performers & Schedule
龍吟滄海音樂節 – 2020年6月4至7日
第四屆龍吟滄海音樂節將於2020年6月4至7日假圓屋社區中心(Roundhouse Community Centre)及Annext劇場舉辦，連續四晚的音樂會中，將稟持承襲傳統、追求創新的精神，展現華人傳統樂器的多元風貌。東、西樂器同台獻藝，演繹傳統民俗和古典樂、當代原創作品、爵士樂、世界音樂、即興實驗音樂等，在保存、宣揚傳統文化精髓的同時，也改變一般民眾對傳統樂器的刻版印象。除音樂會外，音樂節還有免費推廣活動：吹打樂嘉年華 、亞洲與愛爾蘭音樂派對等。
圓屋社區中心位於溫哥華市中心Davie街夾 Pacific Blvd.
交通：架空列車Canada Line Roundhouse – Yaletown站，
公車 C21 或C23，車輛可停泊地下室付費停車場。