Following last year’s study in Jerez, Spain, Silk Road returns with a Flamenco fervour. With the fine percussionist Liam MacDonald and the exquisite dancer Michelle Harding, Qiu Xia and Andre step forward and celebrate 20 years of artistic vision with their company - Silk Road Music.
Founded in Vancouver in 1991, the ensemble pioneered the kind of Chinese-Western musical fusion that one now hears in acts ranging from The Sparrow Quartet to Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road project. It has blended Chinese folk and classical music with Celtic, Latin, Arabic, Aboriginal, jazz, and blues music. It developed two exciting educational programs to bring world music to school children.
Through many concert performances, Silk Road Music has earned a Juno nomination, two West Coast Music Awards, two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, and countless enthusiastic reviews.
Friday's concert begins at 7:30 in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall Street, in Chinatown. It's the perfect setting for Silk Road's music. Tickets are $20 general; $18 for members of the Garden. Reservations are recommended. Call 604-662-3207, ext. 209.