Coming Soon!

“That Sounds Like… Emma Discovers Chinese Musical Instruments”, a children’s book by Patty Chan and illustrated by Emerald Lee, will be coming soon! Join Emma as she explores the world of Chinese musical instruments in Mr. Lee’s shop. Learn about the erhu, pipa, dizi, sheng, guzheng, suona and percussion. For children ages 4-7 years of

Sound of Dragon Music Festival 2018

The Toronto Chinese Orchestra Chamber Players were invited to take part in the Sound of Dragon Music Festival in the beginning of April. It was our first time going as a group and we are grateful for the Canada Council of the Arts‘ support in this project. We were excited to meet new and old

Celebrating Canada’s 150th in Vancouver (2)

The BC Chinese Music Association (BCCMA) hosted the first Chinese Traditional Instrument in Canada Networking Conference on May 20, 2017. The panelists were Dr. Chih-Sheng Chen, Dr. Gloria Wong, and Dr. Mei Han. The focus was on the history and development of Chinese instrument music education in Canada and the sustainability and growth of the Chinese

Celebrating Canada’s 150th in Vancouver (1)

I had the wonderful experience of performing with the Silk Bamboo and Maple Festival Orchestra in Vancouver on May 21, 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. We played contemporary Canadian works for Chinese instrumental ensembles. It was a challenging and amazing experience, under the leadership of Dr. Chih-Sheng Chen (Taiwan). It was great to

Loess Plateau Double Dizi Concerto

黄土情 窯上的馬兒奔馳而過,黃沙揚起乾燥的風,窖下的人兒勤工作,只因這是我們最摯愛的城堡。一曲梆笛和曲笛在黃主高坡上的對唱,在濃郁的西北風味中,我們探見高亢而豪放的情懷,我們感受委婉而深沈的旋律,這正是黃土人民對家鄉的深情演出。 樂團/小巨人絲竹樂團 笛/施美鈺 黃俞鈞 作曲/瞿春泉 2010.4.29 絲竹室內樂系列 絲弦情XII 地點/台灣.台北市.國家演奏廳  QU Chunquan, Loess Plateau Double Dizi Concerto, SHI Meiyu and HUANG Yujun with the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Classical Chamber Music Series – Love of Strings XII, conducted by Dr. CHEN Chih-Sheng, National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, April 29, 2010. With horses galloping

Jan 2017 – “Monkey Queen”

Storyteller and writer Diana Tso presented “Monkey Queen”, music composed and performed by Marjolaine Fournier (daruan and percussion), and Patty Chan (erhu).  As part of a storytelling festival at Arts Court Theatre in Ottawa, “Monkey Queen” tells of the adventures of the female warrior as she travels from Canada to India.