"The goddess of flute" joins Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra this week
An acclaimed Vancouver orchestra is gearing up for its 20th Season Finale Concert presented by Gryphon Development, and a very special guest will be joining the festivities.
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra (VMO), a non-profit society founded by Maestro Kenneth Hsieh, is performing at the Chan Centre on Friday, May 19.
The concert features a performance of “Life In Balance,” a song composed by VMO Maestro Ken Hsieh for Gryphon’s latest development project, Marco Polo. It will also be the Canadian debut of celebrated international flutist Jasmine Choi.
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Gryphon Development and VMO partnered for the Life in Balance Concert Series which included a lauded pop-up concert at Vancouver Art Gallery earlier this month.
The local art-focused developer has a number of initiatives that supports local artists, including Gryphon Musée, a platform and gallery space that celebrates contemporary artists, and Gryphon Atelier, a collaborative, artist-driven approach to real estate development.
Choi is a former principal flute of the Vienna Symphony and Artist-In-Residence of the New York Classical Players for three consecutive seasons. The Korean-born musician has performed as a soloist with Philadelphia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, and many more.
The musician, teacher, and entrepreneur was dubbed “the goddess of flute” by Korea Times and was a featured performer during the 2018 Winter Olympics’ celebrations in PyeongChang. Choi is also the Cultural Ambassador of her hometown of Daejeon, Korea.
VMO Season Finale Featuring Jasmine Choi
When: May 19, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Chan Shun Concert Hall at The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver
Tickets: $35-$40, purchase online
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