2020 TAIWANfest | The Island and the Maple Leaf

The Island that yearns to gain recognition and bring joy; the Maple Leaf that hopes to leave behind a bright future.
Led by conductor Nicholas Urquhart, the Vancouver orchestra Harmonia is joined by Indigenous youth ensemble Chin-Ai String Orchestra for “The Island and the Maple Leaf”, an evening of cultural conversations through music. The repertoire follows the theme of the Taiwanese’s aspiration to spread joy around the world, and the Canadians’ pursuit to nurture a promising future for the country. These ambitions go hand in hand and join together to inspire everyone who has been affected by the world’s crisis.
This virtual concert is available for two days only starting Sept 5th on https://vancouvertaiwanfest.ca/concert/
For details on other virtual programs part of 2020 TAIWANfest, visit https://vancouvertaiwanfest.ca

Tiffany Desrosiers: Decades of Divas

DECADES OF DIVAS: Celebrating Greats from the 70’s to Current

Featuring the powerhouse vocals of Tiffany Desrosiers, this virtual livestreamed concert will highlight music of some of the greatest artists of all time, with an array of songs showcasing vocalists such as Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Adele and others. This event will take place as a Driveway Session.

Sponsored by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, this is a free event. A tip jar will be available via Paypal at paypal.me/TiffanyDesrosiers

Tiffany Desrosiers is a versatile adult contemporary singer/songwriter who has shared the stage with David Foster, Katy Perry, Ben Harper, Jackson Browne, Colin James, the Canadian Tenors and Loverboy. Key performances include the 2010 Olympics, TEDxVancouver 2012 and CTV Canada AM. Tiffany is the lead vocalist of “Celebrate Celine,” a tribute to Celine Dion. She has toured as a special guest performer with 3-time Juno award winning Country Music singer/songwriter Jim Witter. She has collaborated as a background vocalist on recordings for Rita MacNeil, Mýa and Melanie B (Spice Girls), and has recorded with Ari Levine of the Smeezingtons, production team and songwriters behind names such as Bruno Mars and Adele. A 2010 Vocal Performance graduate from the University of British Columbia Bachelor of Music program, Tiffany’s unique ability to sing both pop and classical styles led to performances as a guest entertainer onboard Royal Princess Cruises, and to Canadian and American tours with popera groups, Destino and Vivace. In 2010, she released a club version of “When I See You Smile,” the classic 1989 power ballad penned by Diane Warren and originally recorded by Bad English, which reached the top 10 on the UK pop club charts. In 2009, Tiffany released her self-titled debut album and in 2015, “Fearless,” a Pop/Electronic Dance EP, which received funding on behalf of FACTOR. Tiffany completed a cross-Canada radio tour of 43 stations to promote “Fearless,” best described as an infusion of the powerhouse vocals of Celine Dion and Sia, with classical and electronic overtones, and received spins on multiple stations across Canada. A multiple-time finalist in highly recognized national and international songwriting competitions, Tiffany has received acknowledgement in the International Songwriting Competition, American Songwriting Awards, Unsigned Only Competition and Canadian Songwriting Awards.

Waterlou Live Streaming House Concert

Paul Plimley – vibes, piano
Clyde Reed – string bass
Kenton Loewen – drums
Victoria Gibson – Live visuals and technical production

We are very pleased to have the opportunity to present The Paul Plimley Trio with Clyde Reed on string bass and Kenton Loewen on drums in our first streaming house concert. Due to COVID-19 safety we will not present concerts in the studio, but now we will present the same great music available live on the internet.

Amazing Visuals + Adventurous Music
Saturday, September 19
7 pm – room opens at 5:30pm PDT (GMT -7)
Cisco WebEx URL for concert
https://vixmedia.my.webex.com/vixmedia.my/j.php?MTID=m0e250003f8909cd2d2b4f44c54d04d5d

Meeting number 126 868 5994

Use a device – computer, tablet or phone
Access with your web browser or download the Webex app.

In our tests it works much better with the WebEx app – but it will work in your browser.

Please go to the URL. Use the meeting password below.
Meeting password: 8d2yJgfXxD2

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Donations Accepted
This is our first streaming concert,
We are not setting a ticket price.
Anyone is free to join us in this experiment!
If you want to help pay the musicians
Support the music
Encourage the streaming concert idea
Click here to donate using PayPal
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/PlimleyMusic
PayPal accepts credit cards

You are welcome to donate after the concert if you choose

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Talk to Friends and Band Members
Live audience chat is available and you will be able to send texts to other audience members, band members or to everyone.
There will be an intermission for socializing the same as in our regular concert series. The band will answer your texts during intermission and at the beginning and end of the concert.
Audio may be available for discussions – before and after music.
We have breakout rooms maybe that will work.
This is a test.