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2018 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: Music Under the Moon

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden invites you to serenade under the moonlight with local musicians and artists at the 2018 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival!

At last year’s festival, we introduced visitors to the Four Arts of the Chinese scholars (music, Chinese chess, calligraphy, and painting). Going forward, we will be featuring one of the arts at each year’s celebration—beginning with music.

In Chinese culture, music is seen as an expression of the perfect harmony between the Earth, human beings, and the heavens above. Under the celestial and transcendent power of the moon, many ancient Chinese scholars composed music and poetry that united families and friends. At the 2018 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, you will get to experience the connection between music and the moon, whose eternal nature inspired Chinese artistic tradition. Come along with your friends, family, and loved ones to sample mooncakes, release wishing lanterns, and enjoy the various musical activities and performances celebrating the second largest festival in the Chinese calendar.


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Music Performance by the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble | 5:45–6:15 pm
Join Chinese instrumentalist Jirong Huang (erhu) and other members of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble for a moving musical performance.

Chinese Musical Instrument Petting Zoo | 6:15–7:00 pm
Learn how different Chinese instruments work with the members of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble. This hands-on activity is designed for children, but curious adults are also welcome.

Music Performance by VSO Azalea Chinese Ensemble | 6:30–7:00 pm
Enjoy a live Chinese musical performance by the Azalea Chinese Ensemble from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music.

Music Under the Moon Contest | 8:00pm–9:30 pm
Watch the two finalists of the Music Under the Moon Contest vie for gold! Vote for your favourite performer, and help determine the winner of the contest.

Mooncake Demo | 6:15–6:45 pm, 7:00–7:30 pm, 8:00–8:30 pm, & 9:00–9:30 pm
Learn how to make mooncakes and sample the traditional festive delight.

Magic with Rod Chow | 7:15–7:45 pm
Prepare to be charmed as the popular Rod Chow performs his award-winning magic tricks.

Gong Fu Cha Tea Tasting | 5:30–6:30 pm & 7:00–9:30 pm
Enjoy a cup of tea served in the traditional Chinese way, and learn about the art of tea tasting from one of the garden’s tea presenters.

Hanfu Photo Booth | 5:30–9:30 pm
Have your photo taken with members of the Hanfu Club, who will be dressed in the traditional outfits of the Han Chinese people.

Drum Decoration | 5:30–9:30 pm
Purchase and paint a hand-held spinning drum, and get inspired by the unique music and instruments featured in the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.




The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival will take place rain or shine; if it rains, the festival will take place indoors amongst the Garden's classical halls, beautifully covered pavilions, and sheltered walkways.

Please be advised, tickets purchased online will be charged a processing fee, which includes tax. Online ticket sales end on September 21, 2018 at 4pm. Refunds are allowed up to 1 day before the event.


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