An online film premiere to celebrate the 2021 Chinese New Year!

Calgary, AB (January 25, 2021) – To celebrate the 2021 Chinese New Year, Calgary Chinese Orchestra (CCO) will host the online film premiere of ​Off to the Races on February 14th, 2021 at 2pm MST. The one-hour event will feature the musical short film, followed by an online after-party with interviews and SURPRISES!

Part music video and part documentary, the short film, ​Off to the Races is about the classic Erhu piece called “Horse Race”. The film is a collaboration between CCO, award-winning filmmaker Vicki Van Chau, and Calgary music producer Warren Tse. Through an open call process, the film features participants from the global music community playing with the members of CCO. We hope to ring in the year of the Cow and bring joy to audiences with a new twist on a beloved classic.

The event is free and requires registration at: ​ 
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About Calgary Chinese Orchestra

Calgary Chinese Orchestra (CCO) was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to promoting Chinese music and instruments in a fun and joyful environment through education and performance. The only Chinese ensemble in town focusing on chamber and orchestra music, CCO features a wide range of Chinese musical instruments, each with rich ancient histories. In 2018, with the aim to provide a better learning environment and to expand its musical and program horizons, CCO partnered with Mount Royal University Conservatory and invited flutist Jiajia Li to be its Artistic Director. For news and updates, please visit our​, or follow us @CalgaryChineseOrchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Media Inquiries:
Jiajia Li, Artistic Director