Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Venue: Agincourt Community Church, 3080 Birchmount Road, Scarborough
Dim Sum Ensemble is pleased to present a chamber concert featuring the outstanding Taiwan ensemble Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra as part of their Canadian tour.
- 丟丟銅 An Old Train 台灣民謠 王明星編曲 arr. Ming-Xing Wang (Taiwan)
- 陽明春曉 Spring Awakening at Mount Yangming 董榕森 Jung-Sen Tung (Taiwan)
- 漠露 Desert Dew 梁家棟 Tony Ka Tung Leung (Canada)
- 蒙古幻想曲 Mongolia Fantasy 董昭民 Chao-Ming Tung (Taiwan)
- 層疊 The Layers 李英 Ying Lee (Taiwan)
- 非洲玩索 African Melodies 蔡欣微 Hsin-Wei Tsai (Taiwan)
- 慢雨 Slow Rain 趙菁文 Ching-Wen Chao (Taiwan)
- 京劇搖滾 Beijing Opera Rock 董籃 Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada)
- 水雲間 Between Water and Clouds 劉至軒 Chih-Hsuan Liu (Taiwan)
About Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra 小巨人絲竹樂團
The Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (“gCO”) was founded in October 2000 by its Music Director and Conductor Chih-Sheng Chen. With over ten years of experience, the gCO has matured into an ensemble of both technical and artistic proficiency. A strong musical force in Taiwan, it represents a new generation of Chinese orchestral music. It strives to demonstrate the energy and passion of its dedicated musicians with every performance. The gCO breathes new life into an art form that holds ancient roots, and devotes itself to promoting Chinese music on the world stage.
The gCO’s repertoire ranges from the classics of Chinese traditional works to the latest contemporary compositions by Taiwanese and Chinese composers. It offers a full season at the prestigious National Concert Hall in Taiwan, presenting both the full orchestra of over one hundred musicians and smaller chamber ensembles throughout the year. In recent years, the orchestra has presented large-scale interdisciplinary projects, combining theatre and multimedia with orchestral music. Its international appearances include the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) at the 2007 Flying Circus Festival in Germany, the 2008 Hong Kong International Chinese Music Festival, the Edmonton Chinese Music Festival and a concert in Vancouver during its 2010 debut Canada Tour. In addition, the gCO’s educational programs have introduced thousands of young audience members to Chinese music. The gCO has released three CDs and one DVD from its live performances.