2018 Chinese New Year Concert

2018 Chinese New Year Concert

Categories: General, Performing Arts | Intended for

Sunday, February 11, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location Details

Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper St., corner of Cooper and O'Connor)

Contact Information

Keite Gularte, 613-520-2600 ext.2019, otporchestra@gmail.com


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About this Event

Host Organization: OTPO and Carleton University
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“Ring in the Chinese New Year with the Ottawa Transpacific Orchestra and Friends”

You are cordially invited to one of the most unique concert events of the year. In celebration of the Chinese New Year, student members of Carleton University’s Ottawa Transpacific Orchestra (OTPO) have arranged a delightful afternoon of musical fusion and intercultural collaboration. Experience the enrapturing sounds of the erhu, guzheng, yangqin, xiao and zhongruan, and their interplay with voice, piano, guitar, drums, and more.

On Sunday, February the 11th, 3:00 pm, at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper Street, at the corner of Cooper and O’Connor), immerse yourself in a sonic atmosphere like none other. Admission is free. (Your registration at Carleton University Events would be gratefully appreciated, but is not required.)

The Ottawa Transpacific Orchestra (OTPO) is a student-run world transnational fusion ensemble inspired by the experiential learning gained at 2016 and 2017 summer music camps in China, with the support of Carleton University in collaboration with the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and Carleton University’s Confucius Institute. The OTPO’s aims to blend the enchanting sounds of traditional Chinese instruments with musical idioms from the Western jazz, pop and classical traditions. This group of young musicians explores new sonic landscapes, techniques, and modes of creative performance by planting themselves in a unique environment that encourages learning through first-hand experience, celebrating Canada’s diversity through cross-cultural collaborations.

Professor Yuening Liu and the Jasmine Ensemble (dulcimer/yangqin quintet, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing), and Zhao Qun (Professor of traditional Chinese opera, Shanghai Theatre Academy) are among the featured artists gracing the stage alongside student musicians and faculty members from Carleton University.

After the concert, a Chinese dinner will be served in the Dominion-Chalmers Woodside Hall by the authentic Chinese Restaurant, ShanghaiOne, Meal tickets can be purchased on-site, after the concert.

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