Cultures in Concert
The Leading Note Foundation presents Cultures in Concert – a celebration of Chinese music and culture. Inspired by OrKidstra’s 300 students from 42 linguistic and cultural backgrounds, Cultures in Concert will celebrate our community and build bridges through music.
This event will take place at Trillium Hall (397 Kent Street – Kent & Gladstone) on Friday, March 21st at 7:00pm. Advance tickets are available at The Leading Note Store (370 Elgin) and tickets will be available at the door.
This concert will feature:
Silflay String Quartet
The Silflay String Quartet, formed in 2013, has two husband and wife teams: violinists Leah Roseman and Mark Friedman, and violist Paul Casey and cellist Karen Kang. Mark has been a member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra since 1984, and Leah since 1997. Paul and Karen have been playing regularly with NACO during this past year. In June 2014, the quartet will play in the Mackay Chamber Music Series.
Marjolaine Fournier (Double Bass & Erhu)
Long standing principal double bassist with the Orchestre Symphonique du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Marjolaine Fournier was a founding member of its Orchestre de Chambre in 1986. She joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra in 1991 after many accolades at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec. Her interests in various musical genres has filled her life with many unique instruments and opportunities – including traditional Chinese music on the erhu.
Patty Chan (Erhu)
Patty Chan, Toronto native, teaches erhu in her private studio at York University’s Chinese music program, and Yee Hong community classes. In 2011, Patty published “Playing Erhu –Bridging the Gap”, and also designed “That Sounds Like…”, an interactive application for children that introduces the world of Chinese instruments. Patty is the Executive Director of Dim Sum Ensemble, a Canadian chamber ensemble that nurtures and performs new works with Chinese instruments.
OrKidstra Chamber Players
OrKidstra Chamber Ensembles feature the Dedication Students and many Commitment Level students who rehearse regularly to further enrich their OrKidstra experience with the joys of playing chamber music together.