Annual Asian Heritage Month Concert | Resilience In Our Time

26 May 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | Innis College, University of Toronto

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Artistic Directors: Professor Chan Ka Nin, Alice Ping Yee Ho
Masters of Ceremony: Vania Chan and Derek Kwan


I. Musiscus Bortnianskii
(Ukrainian Choir)

1. O Great God (Hymn from the Ukraine)
Music: Mykola Lysenko; Arrangement by Oleksandr Koshyts
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2. Grant Me My Freedom
Music: Chan Ka Nin Text: Mark Brownell
Gisele Kulak, soprano; Doug MacNaughton, baritone; Nelson Lohnes, bass
Myron Maksymiw, conductor ; Alice Ho, piano
Video of the presentation

II. Haneum (Korean Music ensemble)

1. Forest (숲) by 황병기 by Byungki Hwang
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2. First Step by Roa Lee
Roa Lee, gayageum; Jay Yoo, guitar
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III. Colours of Spring, or ‘Holi’ (Music from India)

Shirshendu Mukherjee, tenor; Ravi Naimpally, tabla; Vibhas Vatve, harmonium
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IV. Duet

1. Arirang (Korean Folk Song)
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2. Dahil Sayo (Filipino song) by Miguel Velarde Jr.
Vania Chan, soprano; Derek Kwan, tenor; Alice Pine Yee Ho, piano; Chan Ka Nin, guitar
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V. Chinese Music by Spire (Chinese music ensemble)

1. Golden Snake Dance Folk Song from Jiangsu
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2. Yiruma Meets Chopin. Arrangement: Victor Tat
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3. Red Tango. Arrangement: Wendy Zhou
Wendy Zhou, Pipa; Bobby Ho, Chinese Drums; Perry Ho, Violin; Ken Yang, Keyboard/Piano
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Event co-organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Toronto Public Library; York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; York University; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists’ Group; Social Services Network; Cambridge Food and Wine Society

Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Asian Canadian Artists in Digital Age is funded by Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund.

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