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2011 Calendar

Jan 15, 2011, 8pm – Orchid Ensemble production
“Mountain High, River Flow…without end”
Roundhouse Performance Centre
original live music performed with interactive animated Chinese landscape painting
with media artists Aleksandra Dulic and Kenneth Newby
premiere of new works by Rui Shi Zhuo and Dorothy Chang
produced by Lan Tung
co-presented with the Roundhouse Community and Recreation Centre
supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, and SOCAN Foundation 

Jan 21-23
Jonathan performing w/ the Vancouver Island Symphony
Port Theatre
Nanaimo, BC

Feb 5th 7-8:30pm
Orchid Ensemble with Friends, LunarFest, celebrating the new year with
Bic Ngoc Hoang on the danbau (Vietnamese one string zither) and Zhimin Yu on the ruan (Chinese lute).
at the CIBC Lunarfest, presented by Asian Canadian Special Events Association
tickets $15 at the door, for more info, visit
Christ Church Cathedral (Georgia & Burrard st)
Vancouver, BC

Feb 5, 6, 7
Jonathan performing Strauss” Dance of the Seven Veils
w/ the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Vancouver, BC, and Surrey, BC

February 18th
Jonathan performing with NU:BC/BC Chinese Music Association Collaboration
UBC Recital Hall
Vancouver, BC

March 5th
Jonathan performing with the Vancouver Island Symphony
Port Theatre
Nanaimo, BC

Orchid Ensemble Spring 2011 Tour
March 16-18
Community Residency – Milwaukee Symphony”s ACE Program
Various Venues
Milwaukee, WI

March 21
1pm, Lecture-concert
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

March 22-23
Orchid Ensemble Residency
Concert on the 23rd with collaborative choral pieces by Janet Danielson and Moshe Denburg
Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH

March 24th
Cleveland State University Artist Series
Cleveland, OH

Study and Travel in Spain

July 1
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Birds of Paradox with special guest Dong Jinming of NanjingJazz Festival
Vancouver, BC

Orchid Ensemble Summer 2011 Tour
August 18th
Music Garden, Harbourfront Centre
Toronto, ON

August 19-21
Summerfolk Festival
Owen Sound, ON

August 26-28
Ottawa Folk Festival
Ottawa, ON

Sep 10
collaboration with Turning Point Ensemble
Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre
8pm tickets: $20/10
Vancouver, BC

Sep 11
collaboration with Turning Point Ensemble
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens
2-3pm Free
Vancouver, BC

Orchid Ensemble Fall 2011 Tour
Sep 19, 2011
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, IN

Sep 20
Butler University
Indianapolis, IN

Sep 22
Denison University
Granville, OH

Sep 23-24
Lotus World Music Festival
Bloomington, IN

Sep 26
Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Sep 28
Western Michigan University
Bullock Performance Institute
Dalton Recital Hall
Kalamazoo, MI

Oct 1
7pm Concert
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Oct 2
2pm concert
Center for New Music
University if Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Oct 3
730pm Concert and Lecture
University of Minnesota Mankato
Mankato, MN

Oct 10
4-6pm & 7:30-9:30pm
workshops for improvising musicians
New Orchestra Workshop
Westerfront, Vancouver, BC

Oct 12
Orchid Ensemble noon hour concert at Kwantlen University
Langley, BC

Oct 16
Orchid performing with Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra & Orchestra Armonia,
Ryerson United Church
Vancouver, BC

Oct 17
Orchid Ensemble composition seminar
UBC, Vancouver, BC

Oct 18
Yu-Chen Wang, zheng master class
UBC, Vancouver, BC

Oct 20
Jonathan performing Xanakis” Persaphassa
W/ Fringe Percussion and guests
Vancouver New Music Festival

Oct 22-24
8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Lan performing Steve Chatman”s Earth Songs w/ the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Oct 30
free, 2:30-3:30pm
Lan & Jonathan performing with Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra – small ensemble
Heart of City Festival
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Nov 7
Lan – Music for a Room
with Shane Krause (clarinet), Mark Haney (bass), Shanto Bhattacharya (cello), Joel Lower (violin)

Nov 12
Lan & Jonathan performing with Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra
Vancouver, BC

Nov 13
Lan & Jonathan recording with Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

Nov 19
Jonathan performing w/ the Vancouver Island Symphony
Nanaimo, BC

Nov 29
“Gold Mountain Dream
8:30pm, Kelowna Community Theatre, free
presented by UBC-Okanagan, Creative Studies

Dec 1 – 8pm
“Gold Mountain Dream
co-produced by the Orchid Ensemble, Flicker Arts Collaboratory, and the Roundhouse Community Art & Recreation Centre.

Gold Mountain Dream is a collaboration between the Orchid Ensemble and Flicker Arts Collaboratory. Gold Mountain Dream explores the hemes of Chinese Diaspora and cultural conflict through interactive media arts, live music, spoken word, and backed by life-stories collected from numerous insightful interviews from different generations of Chinese Canadians. It starts with BC’s Chinese community but expresses a shared experience of all immigrants from different cultures, acting as a bridge between communities.
Incorporating Asian traditions with contemporary expression, the Orchid Ensemble combines Chinese traditional musical instruments (erhu and zheng) with western percussion, performing original scores of acoustic and electroacoustic music by Canadian composers: Mark Armanini, Dorothy Chang, Lan Tung, Michael Vincent, Ya-wen Wang, and Jin Zhang. Media artists Kenneth Newby and Aleksandra Dulic punctuate the space with their interactive multimedia exhibit: a projection of abstract images drawing materials from Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, Chinese dance, Chinese opera, and videos and photos from museum collections.
Performance Centre, Roundhouse
Vancouver, BC
Cost: $20/$15 at the Door, $18/$13 in advance at or 1-888-222-6606
supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts CouncilDec 3
Jonathan performing w/ the Vancouver Island Symphony
Nanaimo, BCDec 9
造音2011 – Improvisation of music, dance and visual arts
TaipeiDec 14
7pm, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Lan performing as a guest w/ Orbit FolksDec 16
7pm, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Lan performing as a guest w/ Orbit Folks

Dec 20
10:30pm Sappho, Taipei
Lan – improvisation with Shih Yang Lee (piano) and Chao Ming Tung (zheng)

Dec 23
7:30pm, National Concert Hall, Recital Hall, Taipei  國家演奏廳
Lan performing as a soloist w/ the Little Giant Chinese Chmaber Orchestra & Quanta Philharmonic Orchestra
小巨人絲竹樂團 & 廣藝愛樂管弦樂團
World Premiere of Lan”s composition “Peony Dreams” for orchestra and improvising soloist
Asia Premiere of Lan”s composition “Ba Ban Variations”