MAY 31, 2021
The Oriental Voice virtual concert, co-organized by Poly Culture North America, Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH) affiliated to Poly Theatre Management Group and Phantom Creek Estates, premiered simultaneously on eight major video platforms around the world at 7:30 p.m. on May 28(Vancouver time) and 10:30 a.m. on May 29(Beijing time)! The concert has achieved great success!
The Oriental Voice virtual concert features three chapters to fully demonstrate the magic of Chinese folk music.
Chapter I – Classics
In this Chapter, traditional Chinese instruments that represent oriental aesthetics are included, such as Qin Zither, Xiao, Pipa, Erhu, etc., so that the audience can enjoy the ancient rhythms from the Orient.
Chapter II – Nostalgia
Nostalgia is the eternal theme of overseas Chinese. Across the globe, no matter where we are, the yearning of the motherland during the Spring Festival is the most beautiful expectation in Chinese people’s hearts. Therefore, the song that we usually hear during the Spring Festival appear in this chapter, such as “Jasmine Flower”.
Chapter III – Diversity
Although we have different cultural backgrounds, we respect and celebrate multiculturalism in Canada, where plenty of opportunities are provided to develop and display diverse cultural traditions. This chapter features the collaborations between an Inner Mongolian musician and indigenous performers from B.C, and also an unusual combination of Chinese, Persian, and European instruments brought by the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra.
The success of this concert is due to the extraordinary dedication of all the cast and crew, who brought this wonderful concert to us during Canadian Asian Heritage Month. Hereby, we would like to thank Ms. Song Fei, Ms. Li Fengyun, Mr. Wang Jianxin, Northern Kunqu Opera Theatre, Ms. Wei Chunrong, Mr. Shao Zheng, Ms. Wu Yuxia, China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra, Mr. Ge Yanan, Ms. Zhang Hongyan, Mr. Li Xiang, Mr. Wei Ran, and Guofengjiuxian Chamber Orchestra, Haida activist and artist Guujaaw and Kichwa musician Edgar Muenala, Inner Mongolian singer Sunama Wudamu, and Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra.
The success of this virtual concert is also inseparable from all the organizations and personnel participating in this concert. We sincerely thank Phantom Creek Estates for co-presenting this concert! Special thanks to Ms. Wei Meirong, the International Multicultural Development Foundation, and the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS) for their great support of this event!