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INTERWOVEN Ensemble from New York - East meets West - Unique Concert May 11 in Vancouver

Updated: May 7

unique concert May 11 in Vancouver
INTERWOVEN Ensemble from New York plays in Vancouver, BC, May 11, 2024

Join us for a unique concert May 11 in Vancouver where West meets East with both string instruments and traditional instruments from Asia! The Interwoven Ensemble from New York will perform Saturday, May 11, 2024 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM PDT at The Annex 823 Seymour Street in Vancouver, BC.

INTERWOVEN is a New York-based intercultural ensemble that celebrates and integrates traditional Asian music and Western classical music through performing, commissioning, and recording contemporary works. Exploring the time-honored soundscapes of Asia and Europe, the ensemble weaves together musical and artistic threads that represent diverse origins, traditions, and materials to create something holistic. By intertwining unique Asian perspectives and aesthetics into its artistic and organizational work, INTERWOVEN encourages union between various American communities through the Asian culture’s emphasis on organic inclusion and harmony; a principle that is needed in this time of division. 

The ensemble made its debut in October 2021 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City, with the funding from the City Artist Corps Grant. Since then, the group demonstrated its versatility in various venues: at an outreach concert for Chinatown Arts Week (NYC), an accessible program filled with Asian folk music and European classical repertoire; at Kansas University Asian Classical Music Initiative, selections of 20th and 21st century multicultural works by composers of AAPI heritage and their allies, and; at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, cutting-edge, avant-garde compositions with electronics and video projections. INTERWOVEN is one of the featured artists at the Center for Remembering and Sharing in New York City during the 2022-23 season, presenting its original series “AMI” at the prize-winning White Room near Union Square.  In October 2023, the ensemble made a special appearance at the Buddha Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

INTERWOVEN's mission is to bring together the sounds from different places and times. The ensemble derives its name from the idea that music making is like creating a tapestry, woven together with threads that represent and celebrate diverse origins, traditions and materials. INTERWOVEN explores he traditional soundscapes of East Asia as well as its counterparts from Europe. Cherish the differences. Celebrate the similarities. Create something new.

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