Sound of Dragon Music Festival presents Turning Point Ensemble and Little Giant Chinese Orchestra
Two first class large chamber ensembles in Canada and Taiwan come together in collaboration - the Turning Point Ensemble and the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra. They will perform two different programs of inter-cultural works by Canadian, Taiwanese, and international composers. After the festival, the ensembles will meet again on the stage of Taiwan’s National Concert Hall in June 2018.
The Turning Point Ensemble is a large chamber ensemble (16 instrumentalists and conductor) recognized for its outstanding musicianship. Founded in 2002 by its musician members, Turning Point has a mandate to increase the understanding and appreciation of music composed during the past hundred years, the ensemble has built a strong reputation for linking seminal 20th-century repertoire to contemporary works through thoughtful programming and innovative presentations.
The Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2000 by artistic director and conductor Chih-Sheng Chen. A strong musical force in Taiwan, it represents a new generation of Chinese orchestral music.