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A Christmas with Calgary Chinese Orchestra

Calgary Chinese Orchestra will be hosting a special holiday concert on December 8th, 2019 at 6pm, featuring our young guest conductor Bang Zhang.

The repertoires — hand-picked by Zhang —showcases his unique tastes in Chinese ensemble music. Mixed with classics like Spring River in the Flower Moon Night (春江花月夜), Dance of the Yao People (瑤族舞曲), and popular TV theme from The Grand Mansion Gate (大宅門), you’ll be hearing some newly composed and arranged works.

We are also thrilled to have guest performers from University of Calgary World Music Ensemble. Directed by Dr. Rod T. Squance, the World Music Ensemble taps into ethnic cultural music from around the world, including Trinidadian steel drums, Balinese shadow theatre music and kecak, Indian classical raga music, Japanese taiko drumming, Arabic popular songs and Sundanese gamelan.

For the past 20 years, CCO has been a hub attracting like-minded people to share their passion of Chinese music with the local community. The sound created by the diverse array of Chinese instruments is indescribable.

A Christmas with Calgary Chinese Orchestra presented by Mount Royal Conservatory will take place on Sunday, December 8th, 2019, at 6pm at TransAlta Pavilion, Taylor Centre for Performing Arts. Admission by donation. All ages are welcome. Take a little break from the busy holiday season and enjoy a nice evening of unique music.

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Myths and Legends: Calgary Chinese Orchestra Annual Concert 2018

This year marks our 20th anniversary and we would like to invite YOU to come celebrate with us! We have also transitioned to the Mount Royal University Conservatory back in January 2018 to enhance our rehearsal area and open more performance/music education opportunities for our members. On top of that, we have also welcomed Ms. Jiajia Li (an award winning local flautist) as one of our artistic directors to help guide us to another level of group performance. The concert pieces for this year is inspired by the myths and legends that are passed down by our Chinese ancestors from China and Taiwan. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

Early bird tickets (until end of May): $25

Regular tickets (From June 1st – June 23rd): $30

Please note: Tickets purchase here online are ticket reservations ONLY. Please print your ticket confirmation info and bring them to one of the big tables at the front of the theatre entrance for your official ticket on the night of the performance (ideal pick up time: 30 minutes – 60 minutes before concert showtime). If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at!

卡城中樂團於六月二十三日星期六晚上7:30在Leacock Theatre 舉辦《南腔北韻說古今 – 2018 年度音樂會》。今年是卡城中樂團成立20周年, 樂團亦在一月份加入皇家山音樂學院成為其下一份子,為會員提供了一個更完善的練習環境。樂團很榮幸邀請到李佳佳女士擔任我們的藝術指導,使這次音樂會無論在曲目的安排和演奏的技巧上都有所提升。是次音樂會曲目包括北方的京劇,南方的廣東小調;有二千多年前長江流域的歷史故事,也有現代西南方民族的舞蹈.另外更精心帶來幾首與台灣相關的曲子:有遠古時期的神話傳說,有原住民的祭典及舞蹈,更有現代人借景抒情的作品,務求為大家帶來耳目一新的體驗,請不要錯過這場由卡城獨一無二的中樂團呈獻的精彩演出!


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