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  Introduction to the

  Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra




The Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (“gCO”) was founded in October 2000 by its artistic director and conductor Chih-Sheng Chen. With ten years of experience, the gCO has matured into an ensemble of both technical and artistic proficiency. A strong musical force in Taiwan, it represents a new generation of Chinese orchestral music. It strives to demonstrate the energy and passion of its dedicated musicians with every performance. The gCO breathes new life into an art form that holds ancient roots, and devotes itself to promoting Chinese music on the world stage.


The gCO’s repertoire ranges from the classics of Chinese traditional works to the latest contemporary compositions by Taiwanese and Chinese composers. It offers a full season at the prestigious National Concert Hall in Taiwan, presenting both the full orchestra of over one hundred musicians and smaller chamber ensembles throughout the year. In recent years, the orchestra has presented large-scale interdisciplinary projects, combining theatre and multimedia with orchestral music. Its international appearances include the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) at the 2007 Flying Circus Festival in Germany, the 2008 Hong Kong International Chinese Music Festival, the Edmonton Chinese Music Festival and a concert in Vancouver during its 2010 debut Canada Tour. In addition, the gCO’s educational programs have introduced thousands of young audience members to Chinese music. The gCO has released three CDs and one DVD from its live performances.


Website: http://www.littlegiant.idv.tw

Video: http://www.youtube.com/littlegco





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