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Beijing-Ottawa Celebration! / Célébration Pékin-Ottawa!

January 30 | 19:30 EST $15 – $70

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Music and Beyond!

Music and Beyond presents a special collaboration between the Beijing Golden Sail Junior Orchestra and Lisgar Strings . Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness two youth orchestras from across the world join together for a night of wonderful music and celebration of 20 years of the Beijing-Ottawa sister city designation, all while ringing in the Chinese New Year!

Célébrez la nouvelle année Chinoise avec Musique et Autres Mondes!

Musique et autres Mondes présente une collaboration spéciale entre l’Orchestre des jeunes du Beijing Golden Sail et Lisgar Strings . Ne manquez pas cette opportunité unique d’être témoin de l’union de deux orchestres de jeunes des bouts du monde pour une soirée de musique exceptionnelle et la célébration du 20e anniversaire de la désignation de jumelage entre les villes de Beijing et d’Ottawa!



Introduction to Beijing Golden Sail Junior Orchestra

Beijing Golden Sail Junior Orchestra is a student based orchestra attached to Beijing Haidian District Golden Sail Education Training Center. In 2013, aiming for the implementation of ‘Notification from Beijing Municipal Education Commission on After-school Activities during Compulsory Education Period within Primary and Secondary Schools’, promoting student physical and mental health as well as improving their aesthetic and humanistic quality, Golden Sail Education Training Center started to enroll primary school students citywide to study western string instruments. A string orchestra named ‘Enter the Golden Sail’ was established. With the participation of brass, woodwind and percussion members, the String Orchestra evolved into Symphony Orchestra renamed ‘Beijing Golden Sail Junior Orchestra’.

Through standard solfeggio curriculums, systematic tutorial courses for each branch, rehearsals and master courses taught by professional musicians, students have developed deeper understanding of western music, enhancing playing techniques and accumulating experiences of playing in an orchestra.

Beijing Golden Sail Junior Orchestra is focusing on providing specialized courses, domestic and international exchange and performance opportunities for children who love western classical music and pursuit for higher level. In recent years, the Orchestra has been performing not only in domestic theatres, but also in Western music Mecca, such as Austria, Germany, Italy and U.S. etc. The Orchestra is gradually becoming a window for Chinese youth to interpret western classical music.


Présentation à l’Orchestre jeunesse Beijing Golden Sail

L’Orchestre jeunesse Beijing Golden Sail est un orchestre étudiant lié au centre d’éducation et de formation Golden Sail du district Haidian de Beijing. En 2013, dans le but  d’établir le ‘Déclaration de la commission d’éducation municipale de Beijing sur les activités parascolaires durant la période d’éducation obligatoire des écoles primaires et secondaires’, pour promouvoir la santé mentale et physique des étudiants tout en améliorant leurs qualités esthétiques et humanistes, le centre d’éducation et de formation Golden Sail a commencé à inscrire les étudiants de niveau primaire de la ville entière à l’étude des instruments à corde occidentaux. Un orchestre à cordes appelé ‘Enter the Golden Sail’ fut mis sur pied. Avec la participation des cuivres, des bois et des percussion, l’orchestre à cordes a évolué vers un orchestre symphonique rebaptisé ‘l’Orchestre jeunesse Beijing Golden Sail”.

Par le biais du programme de solfège standard, de cours didactiques méthodiques pour chaque branches, de répétitions et cours de maîtres donnés par des musiciens professionnels, les étudiants ont développé une compréhension appronfie de la musique occidentale, amélioré leurs techniques de jeu et accumulé de l’expérience de jeu dans un orchestre.

L’Orchestre jeunesse Beijing Golden Sail se concentre à assurer des cours spécialisés, des opportunités d’échanges et de performances internationaux et locales aux enfants qui aiment la musique classique occidentale et la poursuite vers de plus haut niveaux. Aux cours des dernières années, l’orchestre s’est produite non seulement sur les scènes locales, mais également les “Mecques” occidentales tels que l’Autriche, l’Allemagne, l’Italie, les É.U, etc. L’orchestre devient graduellement une vitrine pour la jeunesse chinoise pour l’interprétation de la musique classique occidentale.


Lisgar Collegiate Institute

In 1874, the Ottawa Collegiate Institute, successor to the Dalhousie District Grammar School founded in 1843, moved to Lisgar Street. In 1928, the name Lisgar Collegiate Institute was adopted in honour of Sir John Young, Lord Lisgar.

The Lisgar Orchestra was formed over 100 years ago during World War I when a group of students requested permission to perform in the daily assembly.  The musicians hoped to raise the spirits of those who were deeply saddened by the casualty lists that arrived daily from Europe.  At the end of the war, the ensemble became an official school orchestra, the first ever Canadian Secondary School Orchestra.  This initiative led to the addition of music to the school curriculum.  The Band, as an official unit was started in the 1950’s.  Jazz Bands came into being in the 1970’s, and the choir was resurrected in the 1990’s, thus enabling the production of a Broadway Musical every other year.

Lisgar music groups perform many concerts in the community, at National and Regional festivals.  Smaller ensembles have been invited to perform locally, in churches, at chamber concerts, in museums and art galleries, at official functions in the Houses of Parliament, the Senate and Rideau Hall.  Music exchanges and performing tours have taken the senior ensembles to cities across Canada, the United States, Finland, Russia, England, Austria, China, Italy and France, Belgium, Germany and this is the schools second trip to the Netherlands.

Richard J. Arrigo holds a Bachelor of Music Education (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario.  Shortly after completing his teacher training at Western, Richard moved to Ottawa (1993) to begin his teaching career.  In 1996, he co-found the Celebration Brass Quintet, which plays locally at various events around the holiday season. In 1999, he became musical director of the Gloucester Community band until 2003. Since 2000, Richard has been teaching at Lisgar Collegiate Institute and is currently head of Fine Arts.

Laura Mennill holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Music (Opera Performance) from the Boston Conservatory.  Laura has taught music at all levels from Kindergarten to University, with school boards in Ontario and Massachusetts.  In Boston, she also served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music preparatory and continuing education schools, and worked as a performer under notable conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, James Levine and Kurt Masur.  Laura has been teaching at Lisgar Collegiate Institute since 2006 and currently plays viola with The Strings of St. John.


Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir of Canada(C5)

The Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir of Canada (C5) is focused on developing a fundamental understanding of music, life, emotional expression, and intercultural communication for children between the ages of 5 and 16. The Choir is characterized by harmony, collaboration, and enthusiasm for East meets West choral singing. We are recognized for the quality of our programming, and our focus on the Canadian and Chinese cultures. We undertake to foster an environment of sincerity, dedication, and responsibility as we combine histories, traditions, languages, and cultures of the World. C5’s repertoire includes songs composed by its own members, one of which received a gold medal in a Chinese children’s song writing competition held in Beijing


To develop a deep understanding and love of humanity, world cultures, and languages. Also to promote the development of a fundamental understanding of music, life, expression of feeling, and intercultural communication.

Kyra Charlton – Harp(e)

At the age of 7, Kyra Charlton started studying the harp under Caroline Léonardelli. As a student of De La Salle high school, she was the first harpist with the award-winning strings orchestra and symphonic orchestra. Kyra also had the opportunity to play with l’Orchestre des jeunes du 150e, consisting of francophone students all over Canada. She’s done an international orchestral tour in Spain, and another is planned for the Adriatic Coast. Kyra hopes to study music performance at l’Université de Montréal in September 2019.

À l’âge de 7 ans, Kyra Charlton a commencé la harpe sous la tutelle de Caroline Léonardelli. Étudiante à l’École secondaire publique De La Salle, elle a été la première harpiste avec l’orchestre à cordes et avec l’orchestre symphonique. Kyra eu l’occasion de jouer avec l’Orchestre des jeunes du 150e, constitué de jeunes musiciens francophones à travers le Canada. Elle a fait une tournée avec son orchestre en Espagne et en prévoit une autre sur la Côte adriatique. Kyra espère étudier en musique performance à l’Université de Montréal dès septembre 2019.


January 30
$15 – $70
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