Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra
Senior Strings – Jonathan Der (conductor)
Senior Winds and Symphony Orchestra – Stephen Robb (conductor)
Nicole Li – erhu
Bo Peng – cello
Saturday November 18, 6 pm ~ Fraserview Church 11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond BC, V6X 1L8
$20 General Admission* Tickets available from members of RDYO
*Donation will go to
Rotary International Project: Paraguay Water project, Nepal school projects
Rotary Community Project: Parent Support Society’s Vancouver West Mandarin Circle, Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra, Interact Club of Vancouver Centennial, senior equipment for Nikkei Center*
Come join us on Saturday, November 18th for the “Parade of Music”. We will be raising funds for not only our own youth orchestra but for the Rotary Club of Vancouver Centennial and their work overseas.
Featuring Nicole Li (erhu) with the Butterfly Lover’s Concerto
Featuring Bo Peng (cello) with Spencer Tsai’s Cello Concerto in C minor.
Featuring Our Senior Strings, Wind Ensemble and Symphony Divisions in a program of “East meets West” with music from or inspired by the silk road. Works by Franz Joseph Haydn, David Maslanka, Gustave Holst, He Zhanhao (??? ) and Chen Gang (??),
Nicole Li – Soloist
Nicole Ge Li is currently Concert Master of the B.C. Chinese Orchestra and gaohu soloist with the BC Chinese Music Ensemble.
Li began learning the erhu at the early age of six and started training professionally at the age of 11 at the Wu Conservatory of Music Affiliated Secondary School, where she received a full scholarship for four consecutive years. Li was later admitted to the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in erhu performance in 2008.
An active erhu performer, both as a solo artist and as a member of an ensemble, since 2000, Li is a much sought after performing artist in Vancouver. In 2011, she organized and performed in her own erhu recital in Vancouver, which was also the first full-scale erhu performance event of its kind held in Canada. In 2013, she was invited to perform for Prime Minister Stephen Harper as the only Chinese instrumental soloist at the Chinese New Year Gala in Vancouver. Later that year, Li performed the celebrated erhu concerto “Butterfly Lovers” with the BC Chinese Orchestra. During this 2013/14 season, Li is collaborating with virtuoso pianist Corey Hamm in bringing the first of many world premieres of new works for erhu and piano by Chinese and Canadian composers. These performances are being supported by a Canadian Art Council grant as part of a cross-cultural music exchange project.