John Oliver and Zhimin Yu in Concert
- Sunday October 15, VECC
John Oliver and Zhimin Yu are one of Vancouver's newest intercultural
musical duos. I first met Zhimin Yu, master of the ruan (Chinese "moon guitar")
back in 2003 when she performed with Silk Road Music for the CBC
television performance special "Gung Haggis Fat Choy."
Oliver and Yu perform June 22, at the announcement for Chinese Head Tax
- photo Todd Wong
The duo of Oliver and Yu had one of their first public appearances at the June 22nd,
Hotel Vancouver site for Prime Minister's announcement for the Chinese Head Tax
redress. Oliver and Yu performed at the break time. Yu also performs with a number
of Chinese and World Music musical ensembles including Red Chamber,
You can buy tickets directly from the artists until Friday October 13
and save the Ticketmaster charge. Just call the phone numbers at the
bottom of this message or contact the artists
Tickets are also available at the door.
Here's the official PR.
Oliver Yu Duo
"From a Place Far Away"
Sunday October 15, 8pm
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Music from China, Canada, and other corners of the world and the
Vancouver musicians Zhimin Yu and John Oliver team up to delight with a program
of new and old music from China, Canada and other corners of the world and the
imagination, written for Chinese and Western guitars. Oliver plays classical guitar and
a beautiful fretless MIDI classical guitar. Yu plays the Chinese "moon guitar" (the ruan).
The program will feature the premiere of new works written by Oliver for ruan, guitars
and synthesizer, and music by Xing Liu and Wu Jun Sheng.
Come hear an evening of plucked music From a Place Far Away.
Between the Sky and the Land by Xing Liu
Camel Bell on the Silk Road by Yong Ning
Song of the Mountain by Xing Liu
Evening of the Torch Festival by Wu Jun Sheng
Happy Days, traditional
Poema Singelo by H. Villa-Lobos
A Dream of Africa by John Oliver
Avoid the Cliff! by John Oliver
Dreaming of a Far Away Place by John Oliver
LOCATION AND TICKET INFO
1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets $18 General / $15 Seniors & Students
(plus applicable charges)
available at TICKETMASTER
604 280 3311 www.ticketmaster.ca
John Oliver and Zhimin Yu
778 998 5375
RECENT REVIEW QUOTE from September 30 premiere.
"Both intellectually stimulating and a great deal of fun, Eagle Flies
to Mountain deserves to become an intercultural standard."
The Georgia Straight