Deep Forest Feeling

Canadian composer John Oliver was CMI's first featured composer, and is currently in Taipei for the premiere of his work on December 11th. Hope you can attend! Here is a…

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Reminiscences of Yuan Xiao

On the December 11th concert presented by gCO 小巨人絲竹樂團, led by Chih-Sheng Chen, Jon Lin Chua's work: Reminiscences of Yuan Xiao 《忆·元宵》will also be featured. Jon Lin is an award winning young…

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Alice Ho’s “Buddha’s Song”

Canadian composer Alice Ho's "Buddha's Song" will be performed at gCO 小巨人絲竹樂團's December 11th concert in Taipei, led by Chih-Sheng Chen: Buddha’s Song This composition is inspired by a childhood memory: growing up…

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Introducing Doug Miller

Introducing Doug Miller, who will join us in presenting our upcoming Chinese Music Workshop at York University! He will be introducing the dizi, an instrument in the wind section of…

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Introducing Bobby Ho

Last but not least is the Percussion section. There are many different Chinese percussion instruments that belong to the following families: drum, gong, cymbals, and wooden instruments. The Chinese orchestra…

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Introducing Patty Chan

The bowed strings. This section in the Chinese orchestra comprises mostly of instruments from the Huqin family: the gaohu, erhu, and zhonghu - all 2 string fiddles; along with the…

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Introducing Lina Cao

The plucked strings. This section comprises of many different instruments and gives the Chinese orchestra an added texture and colour that is different from the western orchestra. Introducing this section…

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Introducing Dora Wang

  CMI's upcoming Chinese Instrument Workshop at the University of Toronto's Composer's Forum will introduce composers and musicians to the 4 sections of the Chinese orchestra. For the Winds section,…

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