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Orchid Ensemble from Vancouver appearing at Silver Lake College

March 29, 2010

The 5th and final concert in the Silver Lake College Guest Artist Music Series, the Orchid Ensemble from Vancouver, British Columbia, will appear in the Silver Lake College Chapel, located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc, on Sunday, April 11th, at 3:00 PM.   

Established in 1997, The Orchid Ensemble includes 3 musicians: Lan Tung from Taiwan (now in Canada) performs on the erhu, the Chinese violin; Haiqiong Deng of China (now in the US) performs on the Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard, a native of British Columbia, Canada, provides a variety of western percussion instruments, principally the marimba, but also the dumbek, glockenspiel, vibraphone, gongs and cymbals, as well as Tibetan and Turkish bells, chimes, and shakers.

Blending ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, and creating a beautiful new sound that is both inviting and distinct, the Orchid Ensemble performs a variety of musical styles, including traditional and contemporary music of China, World Music, New Music, Jazz, and Creative Improvisation.  Their energetic and intriguing performance style delights audiences of all ages.

Acclaimed as “One of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene” (Georgia Straight), the Orchid Ensemble has been intent on developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians.

Tickets may be purchased at the door; Adult Tickets are $12.00 and tickets for Seniors and Students are $8.00.  For more information or for advance tickets, call 920-686-6173.

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