Programme Notes

    For vocal & chamber orchestra or intercultural orchestra or Chinese orchestra.
    Lan was commissioned by Canadian singer-songwriter Geoff Berner to create a new arrangement of Berner’s politically charged “Victory Party”. After much thought, Lan took a unique approach and blended Berner’s Klezmer rhythms with Beijing Opera music in her tribute to Berner. The selected Beijing Opera excerpt told the story of a scholar criticizing the powerful General Cao in the late Han Dynasty in China, 2000 years ago. This opera resonates very much with the spirit of Berner’s music, and it has led to the development of “Ma Chao”, for an inter-cultural orchestra.