The Butterfly LoversDATE: 9th of Jun, 2019TIME: 7:30 pmPRICE: $25 REGULAR | $20 STUDENTLOCATION: Markham Peoples Community Church (22 Esna Park Drive, Markham)

Markham Peoples Community Church (22 Esna Park Drive, Markham)

TCO’s 26th annual concert once again forges new paths by exploring how different cultures and art forms combine in a stunning audio-visual experience. As one of those rare compositions that has bridged cultures, the Butterfly Lovers Concerto tells the tragedy of two lovers whose spirits are finally united in death as a pair of butterflies. TCO’s new Composer-in-Residence is the award-winning Jon Lin Chua; she promises a new composition that combines both Asian heritage and Western influences. TCO’s own internationally-acclaimed guzheng soloist, Lina Cao, performs Night Mooring by Maple Bridge. Honorary Music Director Dr. Chih-Sheng Chen returns to lead TCO in telling the gripping story of Madam Su-Ro, the Korean folk tale of a woman who was kidnapped by a sea dragon. Madam Su-Ro combines Chinese orchestra with Korean drums and visual effects to heighten the drama of her kidnapping and subsequent rescue.

Chih-Sheng Chen, conductor | 陳志昇 指揮
Jon Lin Chua, composer-in-residence | 蔡宗玲 駐團作曲家
Lina Cao, guzheng |曹麗娜 古箏

*New Composition by Jon Lin Chua (world premiere; TCO commission) | 新作曲,蔡宗玲 曲
The Butterfly Lovers Concerto by Gang Chen | 梁祝二胡協奏曲,陳鋼 曲
Night Mooring by Maple Bridge by Jianmin Wang | 楓橋夜泊,王建民 曲
Madam Su-Ro by Cecilia Heejeong Kim | 水路夫人,金姬廷 曲