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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 the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. 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 l’Académie des Orchestres des jeunes d’Ottawa. 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.


The first Ottawa Youth Orchestra was established in 1960, a time of rapid growth in the youth orchestra movement internationally. The OYO operated successfully until the late 1970s when it began to experience difficulties in finding enough string players. It performed its last concert in 1980.

The lack of ensemble training opportunities for young string players in the region did not go unnoticed.

In 1982, John Gomez and colleagues from the National Arts Center Orchestra founded the National Capital String Academy to address this need. The National Capital Wind Academy was formed in 1985 to provide similar opportunities to wind and brass players. The two groups merged in 1986 as the National Capital Strings and Wind Academy, and re-established the Ottawa Youth Orchestra which had been dormant for six years.

The organization was incorporated as the National Capital Music Academy in 1988, and has gradually broadened its program over the years to become one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Canada.

As it entered its twenty-first year of operation under founding Music Director John Gomez, the National Capital Music Academy changed its corporate name to the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy (OYOA). The new name better reflects our goal to provide young people with orchestral training opportunities while also honouring our origins, which go back 50 years.


January 30
$15 – $70
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Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St
Ottawa, Ontario Canada


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Student / Étudiant(e)$15.00

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Family Ticket (4 people) / Billet de famille (4 personnes)$65.00Two adults and two children, or one adult and three children. Deux adultes et deux enfant, ou un adulte et trois enfants.

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