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Bamboo Shoots in Spring Tea Party and Concert

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 15:00 - 19:00
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BAMBOO SHOOTS IN SPRING Tea Party and Concert

 

IN CELEBRATION OF CHINESE NEW YEAR AND 10TH ANNIVERSARY

 

February 3 and 16, CBC Studios (700 Hamilton Street)

In celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake, the British Columbia Chinese Music Association (BCCMA) presents a Concert and Tea Party, Bamboo Shoots in Spring, performed by the BC Chinese Music Ensemble.  The events also highlight the 10th Anniversary of BCCME, one of the largest professional Chinese music ensembles in North America. 

The repertoire includes Canadian and Chinese works performed or commissioned in the past 10 years, Vancouver Premieres, and new arrangements by conductor and composers Rui Shi Zhuo, John Oliver, and Producer Mark Armanini. The concert features composers and musiciansMei Han, Randy Raine– Reusch, Gui Lian Liu, Francois Houle, Zhi-Min Yu, and Song Yun.

The Bamboo Shoots in Spring concert will be recorded for a CD to be released in the Fall, 2013.  Both events will be at CBC Studios: 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver.

Tea Party: February 3, at 2 – 6 pm.  $5.00 includes tea and refreshments, entertainment by BC Chinese Music Ensemble, rare DVD presentation on Chinese musical history. 

Concert: February 16 at3 and7 pm.  $ 30.  For tickets and more information: www.bccma.net or 604-327-8807.

 

The BC Chinese Music Association has three main subsidiaries: The BCCME, an ensemble of professional musicians, composers and teachers; the BC Chinese Orchestra (BCCO), which has over 50 musicians for concerts and performances; and the BC Youth Chinese Orchestra (BCYCO), a conservatory program with grades through the Ministry of Education.  The Executive Director of the BCCMA is Bill Lai.

The BCCMA provides opportunities to learn and perform traditional Chinese music; promotes Chinese music culture and music appreciation; engages in cross cultural activities in the community with public performances, and shares Chinese traditions with Canadian society, enriching the community at large.

A book titled, Yueqi: Chinese Musical Instruments in Performance was published by the BCCMA in 2011.  Written by Alan R. Thrasher and Gloria N. Wong, it focuses on fundamentals of performance practice for Chinese instruments such as the pipa, zheng, erhu, and dizi.

 

For more info: www.bccma.net or Facebook:  www.facebook.com/bccma

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Media Contact:  Helen Yagi (604) 736-5517, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Location : CBC Studios (700 Hamilton Street)
Contact : www.bccma.net or 604-327-8807

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