RHM & VICO Music of the World: Concert Series

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RHM & VICO Music of the World: Concert Series

Water Dragon Tune: Classic Chinese Poetry and Music

Featuring Jenny Lu, speaker, Song Jun, erhu, and Albertina Chan, harp
Music by Mark Armanini

May 18, 2023 @ 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Roedde House Museum in collaboration with the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) is pleased to present our new musical series: “Music of the World”.

Join us in the parlour of Roedde House Museum as we take chamber music back to its originally intended intimate setting. We hope that through this concert series you will be introduced to a diversity of musical instruments and styles reflective of the diversity of the Canadian experience as well as a new appreciation of different types of classical music!

Masks are encouraged.

Refreshments will be provided. 

Program Description: Water Dragon Tune is from an ongoing collection of Chinese poems set to music by L. Mark Armanini. The power of these ancient poems is in the common and daily experiences being shared between the time they were written (347-1200 AD), and the present. The music, for the most part is contemplative, the Mandarin text is reflected and framed by the erhu in a dialogue of text image being shadowed by the erhu melodies and emotions. The celestial harp adds a sense of the suspension of time and space, drawing the listener closer to the rich sounds of the spoken Mandarin with its natural tonal inflections. The effect is to bring the poems into the here and now, as if the poet is speaking directly to us from ancient times. 

Host: VICO Artistic Director:  Mark Armanini


Donations collected go towards the continuation this Series and directly supports the artists we engage. You can support by donating HERE.

Roedde House Museum

1415 Barclay Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1J6 Canada
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