The Orchid Ensemble
Presented by Lan Tung on the erhu/Chinese violin, Yu-Chen Wang on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard on percussion.
Members of The Orchid Ensemble will discuss the development of their innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians. They blend ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound that embraces a variety of musical styles to its repertoire, ranging from the traditional and contemporary music of China, World Music, New Music to Jazz and Creative Improvisation. The energetic yet endearing performance style of the ensemble consistently intrigues and delights audiences and are acclaimed as ‘One of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene’ (Georgia Straight).
360° Thursdays: music from every angle will present eight events during the 2013-14 academic year. The performances are designed to help audiences connect with music in more meaningful ways. Events feature scintillating and provocative discussions by composers, performers, and arrangers in which specific aspects of the music are explored through multiple perspectives.