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The 2nd Sound of Dragon Music Festival – April 21-24, 2016


“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

Western Front, Vancouver
8pm Thursday April 21, 2016  BUY TICKETS
light shadow fire 光影火 – taipei london vancouver, co-presented with NOW Society & Western Front 

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver
7pm Friday April 22, 2016  BUY TICKETS
Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra 溫哥華跨文化管弦樂團 (Vancouver) – conducted by Chih-Sheng Chen,協奏曲之夜
Borealis String Quartet 北極光弦樂四重奏 (Vancouver) – Borealis performs Asian compositions

12:30pm-5pm Saturday April 23, 2016  BUY TICKETS
Zhongxi Wu suona & Alan Walters bagpipe 吳忠喜嗩吶與蘇格蘭風笛重奏
Qiu Xia He’s Silk Road Music 絲綢之路音樂團 (Vancouver)
Egret Choirs & Vancouver Oriental Philharmonic Choirs 溫哥華愛樂合唱團與白鷺鷥合唱團
Ling Hsuan Shen 沈翎玄 (Taiwan) – sheng/mouth organ 笙的獨奏與重奏, with Charlie Lui (dizi/Chinese flute), Ying Chun Chen (pipa/Chinese lute).

7pm Saturday April 23, 2016  BUY TICKETS
Orchid Ensemble 蘭韻樂團 (Vancouver) – “Cafe de Chinitas” with special guest Kasandra “La China” (flamenco dance) 
Ka Dao Yin (aka Caught Up In) 卡到音即興樂團 (Taiwan) – debut appearance in Canada

12:30pm-5:30pm Sunday April 24, 2016  BUY TICKETS
Zhongxi Wu suona & Alan Walters bagpipe 吳忠喜嗩吶與蘇格蘭風笛重奏
Shao-Huang Hung 洪紹桓 (Taiwan) – sheng/mouth organ 笙的爵士靈魂
Ying Chun Chen 陳瑩純 (Taiwan) – pipa/Chinese lute 琵琶獨奏
Ieong Hoi-Seng’s Yueyun Elite 楊海城的粵韻精英-粵曲與廣東音樂 Cantonese music
Dailin Hsieh 謝岱霖 (Taiwan), Chun-De Liu (Taiwan), Mark McGregor (Vancouver) – duo zheng/Chinese zither & flute 箏的獨奏與重奏
Di Zhang 張迪 (Toronto) – yangqin/hammered dulcimer 揚琴獨奏

7pm Sunday April 24, 2016  BUY TICKETS
Sound of Dragon Ensemble 龍吟滄海樂團 (Vancouver) – the all-star festival house band debut appearance, performing works received from an international Call-For-Scores
Improvising East Enchanting West 東西跨界即興 – Paul Plimley (Vancouver) – piano, guitar, vibraphone, Shih-Yang Lee 李世揚 (Taiwan) – piano, Lan Tung 董籃 (Vancouver) – erhu, vocal, and Li Tung 董籬 (Taiwan) – painting

Food Fair: Taiwan Cafe (Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society)
Taiwanese food will be available for purchase on site.

Arts Gallery: Li Tung 董籬 – exhibition of recent works as well as live painting on site, transforming the spirits of the festival on paper with artworks inspired by the music