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2020

Jan 4, 2020
Jonathan & Lan & Dailin performing w/ BC Chinese Music Ensemble
Annex Theatre (823 Seymour St.)
Vancouver, BC

Jan 10, 2020
Preview presentation of Turning Point Ensemble and Wen Wei Dance collaboration ‘Flying White’
Dailin and Jonathan perform zheng and percussion solos with dance
The Scotiabank Dance Centre
Vancouver, BC

 

Jan 18, 2020
Jonathan performing w/ Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra
Port Theatre
Nanaimo, BC

Jan 19, 2020
Jonathan performing w/ Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra
Sid Williams Theatre
Courtenay, BC
 

Jan 23, 2020
Louis Brier New Year Celebration
Vancouver, BC

Jan 31, 2019 – 7:30pm; Feb 1, 2019 – 7:30pm; Feb 2, 2019 – 2pm;  
Flying white – 飞白  
Jonathan & Lan & Dailin performing w/ Turning Point Ensemble & Wen Wei Dance, as part of the Push Festival
SFU Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre  https://pushfestival.ca/shows/flying-white
Vancouver, BC

Flying white is a rare and extraordinary form of Chinese calligraphy that jumps and leaps on the paper surface in graceful beautiful strokes, the black ink revealing a white background.  Mobile and delicate, flying white is like meteors passing through the sky, or hair fluttering in the wind.

Flying white – 飞白, co-created by Wen Wei Wang, Owen Underhill, and Dorothy Chang, is inspired by the motion and aesthetic of this calligraphy and representations of elements including rice, paper, water, silk, and ink.  The piece integrates six dancers and an intercultural ensemble of twelve musicians comprised of members of Turning Point Ensemble and the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra from Taipei.  Flying white – 飞白 explores the space between black and white, between inhale and exhale, between east and west, and between sound and movement.  

Co-created by Wen Wei Wang (Artistic Director of Wen Wei Dance), Owen Underhill (Composer, Artistic Director of Turning Point Ensemble), Dorothy Chang (Composer)
Choreographer: Wen Wei Wang (in collaboration with the dancers)
Composers: Owen Underhill and Dorothy Chang

Feb 6, 2020
Jonathan performing w/ Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, BC

Feb 7, 2020
Jonathan performing w/ Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Bell Performing Arts Centre
Surrey, BC

Feb 8, 2020
Jonathan performing w/ Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Orpheum Theatre
Vancouver, BC

Feb 8, 2020
St. Paul Hospital Fundraiser
Vancouver Parq
Vancouver, BC

Feb 9, 2020
Jonathan performing w/ Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Orpheum Theatre
Vancouver, BC

Feb 15, 2020 – 2pm
Jonathan performing w/ Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra
Sid Williams Theatre
Courtenay, BC

Feb 15, 2020
Jonathan performing w/ Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra
Port Theatre
Nanaimo, BC

Feb 26, 2020 – 2:30pm
Jonathan & Lan performing w/ Sounds Global Ensemble
UBC Recital Hall, Music Department
Vancouver, BC
 

April 11, 2020 – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Jonathan & Lan & Dailin performing w/ Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra
Annex Theatre (823 Seymour St.)
Vancouver, BC

April 25, 2020 – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Jonathan performing w/ Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra
Port Theatre
Nanaimo, BC

April 25, 2020 – 10am – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan performing w/ Marina Hasselberg & Ralph Escamillan, Asian Heritage Month Opening
SFU Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
Vancouver, BC

May 13, 2020 
Lan facilitating improvisation workshop on Zoom for online participants
presented by NOW Orchestra Society

May 16 & 17 – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Jonathan Performing w/ Turning Point Ensemble
Music of Croatian composers
Simon Fraser University Wong Theatre
Vancouver, BC

 

May 30, 2020 – 3:30pm – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan performing w/ Marina Hasselberg & Ralph Escamillan, Taiwan-Canada Artists Series 加拿大臺灣藝文節
Vancouver Arts Gallery Outdoor Stage
Vancouver, BC

May 31, 2020 – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions

Jonathan performing for ChorFest (BC Choral Federation)

Abbotsford Pentecostal Church
3145 Gladwin Rd
Abbotsford, BC
 

June 4-7, 2020 – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Sound of Dragon Music Festival soundofdragon.com
Roundhouse & Annex
Vancouver, BC

sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver, Canadian Heritage, SOCAN Foundation, Province of BC, Georgia Straight

 

June 6, 2020 – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Katajjaq & Khoomii – Orchid Ensemble (Vancouver) and Oktoécho (Montreal), Sound of Dragon Music Festival
Annex Theatre
Vancouver, BC

Katajjaq (Inuit throat singing) and Khoomii (Mongolian throat singing) meet in the collaboration between Orchid Ensemble (Vancouver) and Oktoécho (Montreal). Katajjaq and Khoomii are both ancestral songs that reproduce the sounds in the nature, such as water flow, wind, echoes in the mountains, and sounds of animals and birds. Coincidentally, these are also the major themes in traditional Chinese music. In addition, the two ensembles offer unique cross-cultural instrumentations. This project  is a hybrid creation that crosses over Inuit, Mongolian, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, and Arabic music. It will feature Canadian composers Katia Makdissi-Warren and Lan Tung. 

 

June 7, 2020 – 2pm FREE – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Free Style Music Jam – Sound of Dragon Music Festival
Exhibition Hall, Roundhouse 
Vancouver, BC

co-presented by Sound of Dragon Society and Roundhouse Community & Recreation Centre

When everyone enjoys the performances on stage, musicians waiting to go on often meet and play some tunes together at backstage. These spontaneous moments can be truly magical and lots of fun. The Sound of Dragon Music Festival invites the public to join this music sharing party. Bring any musical instruments, including voices, and play with Taiwan’s Three People Music and surprise guests from Vancouver’s music community. Welcome music lovers of all levels and genres to participate or to listen.

 

June 8-14, 2020 – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan, Jonathan, Dailin performing with Vancouver /inter-Cultural Orchestra for the Global Soundscape Festival
multiple venues 
Vancouver, BC

presented by Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

 

June 14, 2020 – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan, Jonathan, Dailin performing with BC Chinese Ensemble for the Global Soundscape Festival
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Vancouver, BC

presented by Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra 

 

July 2020 
Lan participating in NOW Society’s Creative Music Series #8 – Folded Time
36 musicians, 2 engineers 3 countries, 2 continents, 36 improvised recordings, 2 large ensemble works
Vancouver, BC

presented by NOW Orchestra Society 

From March to June 2020, during the most intense period of lockdown and the uncertainty of the Covid-19 Pandemic, 38 artists collaborated through time folding / folding time. Isolated musicians improvised in their homes in sequence; files moved from musician to engineer, to the next musician and so on…. Improvisers created in the present, imagined what might come and responded to what had occurred. Engineers layered the performances in stages, creating architectural master halls from the sonic and visual material of the musicians’ locations. The result was 38 films. The passion, generosity, vulnerability, humour and strength in films document artists transcending separation through collaboration.

Flickering – Elisa Thorn • Kevin Romain • Lan Tung

Theme W – Wilbert de Joode • Peggy Lee • Jeff Younger • Elisa Thorn • Kevin Romain • Lan Tung

 Hungry Dog – Elisa Thorn • Kevin Romain • Lan Tung

Firesong – Wilbert de Joode • Peggy Lee • Jeff Younger • Elisa Thorn • Kevin Romain • Lan Tung

 

July 21, 2020 – no live audience due to COVID 19 restrictions
recording/filming Moshe Denburg’s “Road to Kashgar” for the Global Soundscape Festival Digital Edition (watch the video)
Annex 
Vancouver, BC

presented by Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra  

 

July 27, 2020 – no live audience due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan recording/filming with John Oliver for the Global Soundscape Festival Digital Edition
Annex 
Vancouver, BC

presented by Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra  

2 videos: Ornamental, Birds Singing in the Mountain 

 

July 28, 2020 – no live audience due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan recording/filming Jin Zhang’s “Teasing Golden Snake” with the Vancouver Erhu Quartet for the Global Soundscape Festival Digital Edition (watch the video)
Annex 
Vancouver, BC

presented by Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra 

 

July 28, 2020 – no live audience due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan recording/filming with Marina Hasselberg (Have Bow Will Travel) for the Global Soundscape Festival Digital Edition (watch the video)
Annex 
Vancouver, BC

presented by Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra 

2 videos: Autumn Moonlight on the Peaceful Lake, Pink Chamber

  

July 29, 2020 – 1pm – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan performing w/ Arkora, Ottawa Chamber Fest
Ottawa, ON
  

 

July 31, 2020 – 1pm – cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan performing w/ Arkora
Vancouver, BC  

 

Aug 12, 2020 – Free, audience members please follow social distancing rules
Lan performing with Marina Hasselberg (Have Bow Will Travel) 
8East Plaza 
Vancouver, BC

presented by NOW Orchestra Society

 

Aug 14, 2020 – Free, audience members please follow social distancing rules
Lan performing with Marina Hasselberg (Have Bow Will Travel) 
Memorial Peace Park
Maple Ridge, BC

presented by City of Maple Ridge 

 

Oct 8, 2020 – Free, audience members please follow social distancing rules
Lan performing with JP Carter
8East Plaza 
Vancouver, BC

presented by NOW Orchestra Society 

 

Nov 23, 2020 – no live audience due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan recording/filming with the Vancouver Erhu Quartet for the 2021 Sound of Dragon Music Festival Digital Edition
Annex 
Vancouver, BC

presented by Sound of Dragon Society

Nov 24, 2020 – no live audience due to COVID 19 restrictions
recording/filming, selected videos will be showcased at the 2021 Sound of Dragon Music Festival Digital Edition
Annex 
Vancouver, BC

co-presented by Sound of Dragon Society 

 

Dec 14-16, 2020 – no live audience due to COVID 19 restrictions
Lan and Jonathan recording/filming with the Sound of Dragon Ensemble for the 2021 Sound of Dragon Music Festival Digital Edition
Annex 
Vancouver, BC

presented by Sound of Dragon Society

 

More dates to be finalized and posted soon!