“One of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene” – Georgia Straight
“Orchid Ensemble defines the very essence of ‘Canadian music’ “ – Whole Note
“With exceptional musicianship and its flair for experimentation, Orchid Ensemble is bravely bridging musical divides”
“Extending and expounding on ancient traditions, … the trio instead tends to extend established forms with improvisational ideas, acute listening skills, a flair for understated drama, and a sharing of sonic tones unheard in this kind of ethnic fusion”. – iTune review – BUY CDs
Orchid Ensemble Fall 2016 Tour covers Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Maine, Texas, Arkansas, including the collaboration with Eastfield College Choir & Faculty of Dance
Orchid Ensemble May 2016 Tour in Milwaukee includes the collaboration with Bel Canto Chorus and its annual engagement of the Milwaukee Symphony’s ACE Program. Read more in Calendar.
Orchid Ensemble’s 4th CD “From A Dream” featuring works by Dorothy Chang, Jin Zhang, and Farshid Samandari, will be released in fall 2016.
Asian Heritage Month appearances
In addition to the concert at the Sound of Dragon Music Festival, the ensemble will participate at these Asian Heritage Month events:
April 16 at 10am at the VAHM media launch at Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU (149 West Hastings St, Vancouver).
April 19 at 10:30am at Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver, presented by VICO
April 30 at Okanagan College Theatre, Kewloan, BC