Bamboo & Maple Festival
East Meets West

Bamboo & Maple Festival

Conducted by Peggy Hua, Jason Wong & Danielle Lisboa
Sunday, April 23 7:00 PM

The Bamboo and Maple Festival – East Meets West concert is a collaboration between two professional ensembles of Chinese roots from British Columbia and Alberta. Spanning several days in April, the 2023 Bamboo and Maple Festival features a wide array of seminars, traditional western and eastern music, workshops and concerts.

The final festival event brings together the BC Chinese Music Ensemble of Vancouver and the Concordia Symphony Orchestra in a unique musical exchange of Oriental and Occidental tones. The program is conducted by Danielle Lisboa, Peggy Hua and Jason Wong and will feature works by Allan Gilliland, Richard Wagner, Camille Saint-Saëns, Chengzong Yin, Leung-fai Lo.

The centerpiece of the program is the piano concerto Yellow River – a staple of Chinese culture. This new edition of the work, arranged for the Bamboo and Maple Festival by Mark Armanini, incorporates ten Chinese traditional instruments alongside its Western counterparts. They will be performed by the BC Chinese Music Ensemble chamber players and include the Dizi, the Sheng, the Yangqin, the Pipa, the Zheng, and the Erhu among others.

Featured performer: Stephanie Kwan, piano


Seating Area Ticket Price
Orchestra Front, Left Terrace, Dress Circle Row A $31.00
Orchestra Rear, Right Terrace, Dress Circle Row B $21.00

Tickets available from Tix on the Square 780.420.1757 /

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Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.