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TAIWANfest: Kanpai, Japan! - Symphony Concert by Maestro Ken Hsieh & VMO

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650 Hamilton St

Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6

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Maestro Ken Hsieh

Are you ready to Kanpai with Japan?

Like so many other arts, Western Classical music was introduced to Taiwan by the Japanese over their 50 year long period of rule over the island. The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra brings the sweet sounds of “Formosan Dance” to Vancouver.

Composed by Bunya Koh, born in the era of Japanese-colonized Taiwan, “Formosan Dance” was submitted to the Arts Competitions of the 1936 Berlin Olympics where only Japanese work awarded. While representing his Japanese nationality, the piece was a love letter from Koh to the beauty of the island and its peoples.

Koh was instrumental in connecting the Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese peoples, but his prestige and much of his work disappeared in the Cultural Revolution.

Discover these hidden gems and more as we explore cross-cultural influences in this special symphony concert!

P.S. The program includes "Castle in the Sky Suite" by Joe Hisaishi and Rondo in D for Piano & Orchestra, K382 - Mozart, featuring 12-Year-Old Taiwanese Piano Sensation – Hao-Wei Lin.

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Queen Elizabeth Theatre requires assigned seating. Please be prepared to redeem your ticket at the festival on September 2nd before entering the theatre. Pick-up locations and times are listed in ticket details above. Reservations will be held until deadlines declared above, whereupon the reservation will be considered forfeited.

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