2011 Performances


Jan 15, 2011, 8pm - Orchid Ensemble production

"Mountain High, River Flow...without end"

Roundhouse Performance Centre

original live music performed with interactive animated Chinese landscape painting

with media artists Aleksandra Dulic and Kenneth Newby

premiere of new works by Rui Shi Zhuo and Dorothy Chang

produced by Lan Tung

co-presented with the Roundhouse Community and Recreation Centre

supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, and SOCAN Foundation

Feb 5th

Orchid Ensemble performing at Lunarfest

Christ Church Cathedral

Vancouver, BC

Orchid Ensemble Spring 2011 Tour

March 16-18

Community Residency - Milwaukee Symphony's ACE Program

Various Venues

Milwaukee, WI

March 21

1pm, Lecture-concert

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

March 22-23

Orchid Ensemble Residency

Concert on the 23rd with collaborative choral pieces by Janet Danielson and Moshe Denburg

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

March 24th

Cleveland State University Artist Series

Cleveland, OH

end of tour


Study and Travel in Spain

July 1

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Birds of Paradox with special guest Dong Jinming of NanjingJazz Festival

Vancouver, BC

Orchid Ensemble Summer 2011 Tour

August 18th

Music Garden, Harbourfront Centre

Toronto, ON

August 19-21

Summerfolk Festival

Owen Sound, ON

August 26-28

Ottawa Folk Festival

Ottawa, ON


Vancouver Inter-Cultural orchestra at Telus Taiwanfest

Vancouver, BC

Orchid Ensemble Fall 2011 Tour

September 19

Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, IN

September 20

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

September 22-25

Lotus World Music Festival

Bloomington, IN

September 28-29

2 day residency with concert on the 28th

Western Michigan University

Bullock Performance Institute

Kalamazoo, MI

October 1


Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

October 2

2pm concert

Center for New Music

University if Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa


workshop for composers

Canadian Music Centre

Oct 10

workshop for improvising musicians

New Orchestra Workshop

Oct 12

Orchid Ensemble noon hour concert at Kwantlen University


Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

Oct 13

House concert, featuring Lan, Yu-Chen, DB Boyko, and Coat Cooke

Oct 16

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

Oct 17

Orchid Ensemble composition seminar

UBC, Vancouver, BC

Oct 22 & 24

8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Lan performing Steve Chatman's Earth Songs w/ the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Oct 30

by donation, 2:30-3:30pm

Lan & Jonathan performing with Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra - small ensemble

Heart of City Festival

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Nov 7

Lan - Music for a Room

with Shane Krause (clarinet), Mark Haney (bass), Shanto Bhattacharya (cello), Joel Lower (violin)

Nov 12

Lan & Jonathan performing with Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

Vancouver, BC

Nov 13

Lan & Jonathan recording with Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

Nov 29

"Gold Mountain Dream"

8:30pm, Kelowna Community Theatre, free

presented by UBC-Okanagan, Creative Studies

Dec 1 - 8pm

"Gold Mountain Dream"

co-produced by the Orchid Ensemble, Flicker Arts Collaboratory, and the Roundhouse Community Art & Recreation Centre. 
Gold Mountain Dream is a collaboration between the Orchid Ensemble and Flicker Arts Collaboratory. Gold Mountain Dream explores the themes of Chinese Diaspora and cultural conflict through interactive media arts, live music, spoken word, and backed by life-stories collected from numerous insightful interviews from different generations of Chinese Canadians. It starts with BC’s Chinese community but expresses a shared experience of all immigrants from different cultures, acting as a bridge between communities.

Incorporating Asian traditions with contemporary expression, the Orchid Ensemble combines Chinese traditional musical instruments (erhu and zheng) with western percussion, performing original scores of acoustic and electroacoustic music by Canadian composers: Mark Armanini, Dorothy Chang, Lan Tung, Michael Vincent, Ya-wen Wang, and  Jin Zhang. Media artists Kenneth Newby and Aleksandra Dulic punctuate the space with their interactive multimedia exhibit: a projection of abstract images drawing materials from Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, Chinese dance, Chinese opera, and videos and photos from museum collections.


Vancouver, BC

Cost: $20/$15 at the Door, $18/$13 in advance at or 1-888-222-6606

supported by the Canada Council for the Arts  and the BC Arts Council

Dec 3

Jonathan performing w/ the Vancouver Island Symphony

Nanaimo, BC

Dec 9

造音2011 - Improvisation of music, dance and visual arts


Dec 14

7pm, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan


Lan performing as a guest w/ Orbit Folks

Dec 16

7pm, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


Lan performing as a guest w/ Orbit Folks

Dec 20

10:30pm Sappho, Taipei

improvisation with Shih Yang Lee (piano) and Chao Ming Tung (zheng)


Dec 23

7:30pm, National Concert Hall, Recital Hall, Taipei


as a soloist w/ the Little Giant Chinese Chmaber Orchestra 小巨人絲竹樂團

Asia premiere of Lan's composition "Ba Ban Variations"

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