SPECIAL PROGRAMMING - 2016 SEASON

This year, during the concert intermission and during the dinner hour, we will feature special programming to enhance your experience and introduce you to the cultural treasures at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. 

 

What's more, this special programming is included in your ticket for the evening!

Read below to find out more.

JULY 7TH - AUGUST 25TH:
TO JULY 7TH TO AUG 25TH CONCERTS
DURING PRE-CONCERT DINNER HOUR: 7pm-8pm
RICHMOND CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY
AND PAINTING CLUB
CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATIONS

About the Demonstration:

From July 7th to August 25th, representatives from the Richmond Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Club will be present to demonstrate to Enchanted Evenings guests the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy.  2016 is the 37th Anniversary of Richmond Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Club, whose talented artists have been very active in the arts community and joined in many cultural activities since they were founded.  Don't miss this special opportunity only at the July 7th-August 25th concert nights!

DURING PRE-CONCERT DINNER HOUR: 7pm-8pm
& Intermission: 8:45pm-9pm
LARS NIELSEN, TEA MASTER
PALATE TEA
TRADITIONAL GONGFU CHA TEA CEREMONY

About the Demonstration:

From July 7th to August 25th, Tea Master Lars Nielsen of Palate Tea will be present to pour traditional Chinese teas and perform tea ceremonies during the dinner hour and concert intermission.  Don't miss this special opportunity to learn about tea culture and sample gourmet teas only at the July 7th-August 25th concert nights!

Learn more about Palate Tea on their website:

www.palatetea.com

DURING Intermission: 8:45pm-9pm
JIRONG HUANG
with MEMBERS OF THE VANCOUVER CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
TRADITIONAL CHINESE FOLK MELODIES

About the Demonstration:

From July 7th to August 25th, Erhu virtuoso Jirong Huang and members of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble (VCME) will play in solo or duos to provide a taste of traditional Chinese folk music during our intermissions!

 

Learn more about the VCME on their website:

http://www.vancouverchinesemusic.ca/

JUNE 30TH: @ THE JESSICA STUART FEW
DURING INTERMISSION: 8:45pm-9pm
ETSUKO INOUE (ETSU)
PERFORMANCE CALLIGRAPHY
WITH Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos (SHAKUHACHI)
AND Maki (DANCE)
 
Click here to go to June 30th Concert Page

About the Performance:

Etsuko Inoue (Etsu) will give a special intermission demonstration of performance calligraphy at our Thursday June 30th Concert of The Jessica Stuart Few.  This demonstration will be accompanied by Alcvin Ramos on Shakuhachi and Maki on dance, and will coincide with the launch of the East Wind Echoes exhibit in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden's Hall of One Hundred Rivers of which Etsu is one of the featured artists.  Some Etsu's work will be featured on our 2016 Concert stage.  Etsu's paintings, calligraphy, and style stretch back through Japanese and Chinese history.  Come with us as Etsu takes you along this journey as well - only at Enchanted Evenings on June 30th.

About Etsu:

Etsu began studying traditional Japanese monochrome brushwork (Japanese Calligraphy) at the age of eight. Along the way she discovered that she could marry traditional and contemporary art by adding colour to monochrome brushwork, which led to the creation of her own painting style.

 

As her works emphasize on nature, all of Etsu’s art materials are of natural origin. Her art is expressed on Washi paper (traditional Japanese paper) with black ink stick (Sumi) and natural pigment powder made of find sand or clay. These materials have a history that dates back to more than a thousand years, reaching the origin of traditional Japanese arts, which was then heavily influenced by traditional Chinese arts.

 

Etsu’s modern motifs are based on the style of antique Japanese folding screens, Byobu, with gold leaf and gold powder painted on the panel surfaces. In utilizing these motifs, she continues to explore new art forms while spreading the charm of traditional Japanese culture in Canada.

 

Learn more about Etsu's work:

TO JUNE 30TH CONCERT