Sound of Dragon Music Festival is Vancouver’s first festival devoted to “Chinese music”, showcasing very diverse musical styles: ancient folk and classical repertoire, contemporary compositions, jazz, world, fusion, and avant-garde improvisation in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances. While presenting authentic traditional music, the festival promotes creativity and innovation in imaginative new ensembles and projects, utilizing unusual cross-cultural instrumentations. By presenting musicians, ensembles and composers from different ethnicities, nationalities, and musical genres, Sound of Dragon re-defines “Chinese music” and reflects Vancouver’s growing multicultural environment, representing a highly creative music scene.

Activities – concerts, workshops, video screening, interdisciplinary performances and installation, and instrument petting zoo. In addition to ticketed concerts, the festival offers many free activities to the public, including many outreach events in the Greater Vancouver before the festival weekend.

龍吟滄海音樂節 ~ 承襲傳統、追求創新 

龍吟滄海音樂節將於2014年5月9至11日假圓屋社區中心Roundhouse Community Centre舉 辦,為期三天的20場音樂會中,將稟持承襲傳統、追求創新的精神,展現華人傳統樂器的多元風貌。東、西樂器同台獻藝,演繹傳統民俗和古典樂、當代原創作 品、爵士樂、世界音樂、即興實驗音樂等,在保存、宣揚傳統文化精髓的同時,也改變一般民眾對傳統樂器的刻版印象。除音樂會外,音樂節還有各式各樣的免費推 廣活動:民族樂器示範 、音樂講座、工作坊、影片播放、多媒體展覽、影音播放室等。並設有「樂器遊樂園」,讓民眾有機會近距離的觀賞各種樂器,聆聽音樂家們的介紹,並且親自嘗試 樂器操作。