Red Snow Collective’s Comfort – Written by Diana Tso. Direction, Music Direction, Movement and Scenic Design by William Yong. Music by Constantine Caravassillis. Live musicians: Patty Chan, Cathy Nosaty, Brandon Valdivia. Lighting by Rebecca Picherack. Costume by Erika Chong. Set Construction by James Kendal. Photos by Dahlia Katz. Comfort: A love story about two teenagers in…
This new opera CD was released in November 2015. It also won the Dora Maver Moore Award in 2013 for outstanding new musical/opera. Composer Alice Ho blended Baroque instruments with traditional Chinese instruments.
This piece was written for erhu and viola da gamba and composed by Patty Chan for the Kol Nidre Project. This meaningful project expresses the need for truth and reconciliation. The Chan Kol Nidre was performed by Patty Chan and Marjolaine Fournier in August 2015. http://www.kolnidre.org/
Join Emma as she explores the world of Chinese musical instruments in Mr. Lee’s shop. Learn about the erhu, pipa, dizi, sheng, guzheng, and suona. Hear the instruments in action. Try some percussion instruments yourself! Narrated in English and Mandarin with choice of traditional or simplified Chinese fonts. Designed by Patty Chan. Available for: Apple…
When: January 14 -28, 2012 Where: Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace Web: www.redsnowcollective.ca
Performance with a world music ensemble in Las Vega, Nov. 15, 2011. Music composed by Michael Stanutz. Together, we represented Japanese, Indian, Brazilian, Chinese, African, Turkish, and Australian (indigenous) cultures.
New book called “Playing Erhu: Bridging the Gap” by Patty Chan, is now available. It is to address the scarcity of books in English on how to play the erhu. www.ErhuBook.com
Red Snow: A play by Diana Tso Event: Forgotten Voices, Living History – International Conference for Educators on the WWII History in Asia When: Oct. 2, 2010, 4 pm Where: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), 252 Bloor Street West
Patty, along with Yellow River Ensemble and Toronto Chinese Orchestra, will be participating in “Bonne Musique” 美樂交融聚愛城 Chinese Music Festival, organized by Edmonton Chinese Philharmonica. It is the first festival of its kind in Canada. Visit the festival’s YouTube channel When: May 23 – 25, 2010 Where: Edmonton, Canada Organizer: Edmonton Chinese Philharmonica 愛城民樂團
去年十月，我們樂團應香港中樂團的邀約到香港參加香港中樂團與香港中樂協會合辦的「2008 香港國際中樂節」；我和幾位團員帶著這份使命一起踏上此音樂之旅。 多倫多中樂團、庇詩中樂團及愛城民樂團合組成的加拿大代表隊在香港與來自中國、香港、星加坡、馬來西亞、台灣及澳州等地的中樂團組成百多人的聯合樂團演奏。在八日的國際中樂節裏，我們在香港文化中心音樂廳及多個其他場地，包括文娛中心、大學、商場等演出十多場音樂會。各團員在香港的每個角落，以音樂會友，一起推廣宣揚中樂。多謝主辨單位黎先生與大會的悉心安排，令我們有賓至如歸之感。 此行最令我興奮的就是能參與和香港中樂團、香港青少年國樂團及宏光國樂團的兩場演出，尤其是最後一場大型演出，音樂家多達數百人，以至不能全數安置在舞台上演出，很多樂師就在舞台外的觀眾席間一起演奏，場面壯觀感人。這不但是一個寶貴的經驗，也是我多年的夢想，估不到，竟可夢想成真！ 這次旅程不但能讓我和參與的團員增廣見識，不但在音樂造詣上有所得著，更能讓我們將所見所學帶回樂團與團員分享，眼界大開，為多倫多中樂團開拓一片新天地。在加拿大這多元之化社會，我們可以教育下一代，加深他們對中國文化及中樂的認識，不獨要培育音樂家；培養觀眾也是很重要。我相信只要我們共同努力，加上決心和毅力多倫多中樂團定能繼續蓬勃發展。音樂是文化橋樑，也是無價之寶，但願將此轉贈各位，更渴望香港中樂團很快能再舉辦香港國際中樂節。 In October 2008, I and several TCO members arrived in Hong Kong for the first HKIFCO event, where representatives of Chinese orchestras from over 10 different countries and regions were invited together to play, perform and exchange ideas. The HKIFCO was jointly organized by the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO)…