Spring Festival Gala
Edmonton Chinese Community

Spring Festival Gala

Celebrating 2024 Year of the Dragon
Saturday, March 30 7:00 PM

The Edmonton Chinese Community is planning for a spectacular performance - Spring Festival Gala Performance on March 30, 2024 at the Winspear Music Centre.

The Chinese Community is pleased to host this event during the auspicious year - Year of the Dragon.

Distinguished and Outstanding Performers from China are being invited to perform that evening. These outstanding performers will be joined by distinguished local performers. The evening will showcase the talents of both local and foreign performers within the Winspear Music Centre and will be an evening to remember.


Price Level Seating Area Ticket Price
PL1 Orchestra Centre A-X , Orchestra Right and Left AA-C and the Orchestra Loges $50.00
PL2 Orchestra Left and Right F-V and Terrace $38.00
PL3 Dress Circle $28.00
PL4 Upper Circle $18.00

Prices listed do not include service charges.

Tickets available from:

  1. Chinese Benevolent Association, 9645-101A Ave, Edmonton, Tel: 780-429-1914
  2. Edmonton Chinatown Multicultural Centre, 9540-102 Ave. Edmonton, Tel: 780-424-8124


Jeff Fang, Tenor

Graduated from UBC Opera, the Chinese-born Canadian dramatic tenor has quickly developed an international performing career. From 2018 to 2022, Jeff performed lead roles as Don Jose in Carmen, Rinuccion in Gianni Schicchi, Alfredo in Traviata, and Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene on the opera stages of USA, Europe, and China. Jeff was selected as the Principal Tenor at New York Dramatic Voices in 2019. He won 1st place at the Utah Operatic Aria Competition and was voted as the favorite singer of the night. In 2021 Jeff performed more than 30 concert tours with Shandong Philharmonic Orchestra in China and was invited as the theme song singer for the famous Chinese Television Show “Yue Shi Gu Xiang Ming”.

Face Changing Master Zou Amei and Assistant

Anna Chau is the first female face-changing master in Hong Kong. Her face-changing performance is agile and superb. She can change dozens of different and amazing faces in a moment. Even more magically, she can change into a variety of clothes of different colors in an instant。Not only that, she can also step off the stage to interact with the audience, changing her facial makeup in an instant without any cover-up while shaking hands. She innovates and constantly breaks through. She is the first to transform the traditional "witch transformation" for Halloween into a new form. With the cooperation of modern music and dance, she creates various dolls and ghosts in Western mythology, which is amazing.

Anna Chau has outstanding skills and has been praised for her stage skills in Hong Kong and abroad. She has been widely featured in live interviews by Hong Kong TVB "Hong Kong Can Do It" program, now News Channel "Art Gallery", Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 1, Radio 2 and Hong Kong Commercial Radio Widely.

Anna Chau was an invited guest to perform at the house of Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa. She was invited by Hong Kong Tourism Board to go to Japan with Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang to to participate in promotional activities for Hong Kong. Later, she was invited to be a guest performer at the World Corrections Chiefs Conference. In 2007, she was invited by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to accompany Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang to London, England, to participate in a Hong Kong promotion event. In 2009, she was invited by the Hong Kong Department of Health to perform at the dinner of the Senior Officials Meeting of the Department of Health in Asia and the Pacific. In 2011, she was invited by CCTV No. 4 The "Chinese World" column to Beijing for an exclusive interview, which was filmed and replayed many times. In recent years, she has gone to the Netherlands to participate in a promotional performance for a cooperation project between the Dutch government and the Chinese government. The promotional theme was "The Story of Chinese Girls". The performances and extra performances were nearly 20 and were very popular. Later, she went to the UK to participate in the appreciation dinner of the British Traditional Oil Painting Exhibition. She was an invited guest performer at Shandong Qiaodao TV Overseas Chinese Night Spring Festival Gala, and invited guest performer at the "6th International Conference of Independent Commission Against Corruption" dinner in 2015 She received praise and praise from the guests over the world.

Niansheng Cao, Erhu performer

A National First-Class Erhu performer in China, Niansheng Cao is a member of the Chinese Musicians Association, a member of the Chinese Ethnic Orchestra Association, and a member of the Chinese Dramatists Association. He graduated from the Folk Music Department of Xi'an Conservatory of Music and studied under the famous teachers Zhang Yuqin, Zhang Huaide, and master Lu Rirong. Working at the Shaanxi Provincial Academy of Traditional Chinese Opera, his erhu solo has won the "Gold Medal" of the 4th Chinese Drama Red Plum Grand Prix, the "First Prize" of the 2009 Shaanxi Provincial Red Plum Grand Prix, and the "First Prize" of the first Shaanxi Provincial Qinqiang Music Competition. (First place), he successfully held solo Erhu solo concerts in 2008 and 2022, and was invited to visit Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. In 2018 and 2020 (two sessions), the "Spring Festival Gala" of the Overseas Chinese Federation of Canada.

Emiley Yuan, Soprano

A well-known artist and music educator in Calgary, discovered her passion for singing at age 4. She honed her talent at Wuhan Conservatory of Music, specializing in Chinese folk music under Professor Yu Huicheng. Emiley's journey includes notable achievements such as competing in the 14th CCTV Young Singers Grand Prix and performing at prestigious events like the 2011 Chinese Ministry of Culture - New Year’s Gala. After establishing YY MUSIC Studio in Calgary, she showcased her expertise at events across North America. Emiley's dedication culminated in a triumphant solo charity concert at MRU’s Bella Concert Hall in February 2023, raising $10,000 for two local charitable organizations.

Benfa Zhang, Baritone

Benfa Zhang, a young baritone, was a former singer and actor of the Beijing Comrade-In-Arm Modern Drama Troupe. He graduated from Shenyang Conservatory of Music and now lives in Montreal, Canada, where he founded his own music studio. He has shown talent in vocal singing since he was a child. He was admitted to the Shenyang Conservatory of Music with first place in his major. After receiving professional training from the school, he won many awards during his studies. During his work experience in the Beijing Comrade-In-Arm Modern Drama Troupe, he won many advanced individual honors, participated in several Chinese and foreign operas and large-scale vocal suite performances. He was a vocal coach for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 301 Hospital, the State Sports General Administration, Tsinghua University, finance, and insurance companies. He has also participated in many large-scale theatrical performances in Beijing and CCTV program recordings and served as a judge on the Avenue of Stars. His musical talent was also recognized and loved by the audience during his performance in Montreal in 2019. Today, he has established a personal music studio in Montreal, dedicated to music education, music art transmission and inheritance, and cultivation of the new generation of music talents.

39 - Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 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.