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The Orchid Ensemble has collaborated with contemporary players of the western instruments to perform cross-cultural chamber music written for different combinations of Chinese and western instruments. Over the past decades, composers around the world have been fascinated with the new sounds created by combining Chinese and western instruments. The ensemble commissions, arranges, as well as selects works from existing pieces from composers around the world to enrich this repertoire.

As part of the Orchid Ensemble’s residencies in music institutes, the ensemble collaborates with faculties or accomplished students, rehearsing and performing a selection of this repertoire. 

Repertoire:

Original compositions –
Oriole (2016) – Lan Tung
for voice, erhu, flute, dizi, cello, guitar, daruan, percussion; length 6:00
Beijing Opera Rock – Lan Tung (Canada/Taiwan),
for erhu, flute, cello, piano, percussion; length 9:00
Weaver Woman Suite – Lan Tung(Canada/Taiwan),
for erhu, cello, percussion; length 8:003
Snowfeathers – Jennifer Margaret Barker (US),
for erhu, violin, piano, percussion; length 8:40
Qi-Shen-Xing – Rui Shi Zhuo (Canada),
for erhu & string quartet
Ornamental – John Oliver (Canada),
for erhu & guitar; length 6:00
Through & Out – Nova Pon (Canada),
for erhu & cello; length 6:30
PM2.5 – Lucas Oickle (Canada)
for flute, erhu, cello, percussion; length 3:00
Nessun Popolo Oppresso 7 – Luigi Morleo (Italy)
for erhu, guitar; length 6:00
PER I PROFUGHI DI GUERRA 9 – Luigi Morleo (Italy)
for erhu, guitar; length 5:00
AnFeng – Nicolà Visalì (Italy), solo erhu
accompanied by flute, guitar, cello, percussion; length 10:00
Double Happiness – Lan Tung (Canada/Taiwan),
erhu & violin duet (2014) or erhu & cello duet (2016); length 4:30
Ming – Theo Loevendie (Netherlands),
for erhu, piano, violin, cello; length 12:00
Crossover – Ali Razmi (Canada/Iran), arr. Lan Tung,
for erhu, violin, piano, clarinet, percussion, bass; length 7:00

Arrangement of Chinese classical music –
New Year’s Eve – Tian-hua Liu (1928), arr. Lan Tung 
for erhu & cello (2016) or erhu & piano (2013)
Autumn Moonlight on the Peaceful Lake
– arr. Lan Tung 
for erhu & cello (2016) or erhu & piano (2013)
Gan Sheng Ling
– arr. Lan Tung 
for voice & cello (2016) or voice & piano (2012)
Sunan Tune 
arr. Lan Tung (2013)
for erhu, piano, (percussion)
Horse Racing- 
arr. Lan Tung (2013)
for erhu, piano, (percussion)
Song Lang 
arr. Lan Tung (2012)
for vocal & zheng; vocal & piano

Erquan – for erhu & piano; length 7:00