7th Gala Concert, Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Theatre

Nine artist groups from the Pan-Asian spectrum

Featuring Julliard School pianist Dr. Shoshana Telner, mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, fusion instrumentalist Mel M'rabet, modern dancer Jeffrey Chan of Toronto, jazz-pianist Peter Hum, Oto-Wa Taiko drummers and colorful Indonesian dancers and music ensemble, ever popular Himig Pilipino Choral ensemble and dynamic Turquoise Folk Dance of Ottawa


Peter Hum, piano and Nathan Cepelinski, saxophone

Peter Hum,who is Ottawa Citizen newspaper's assistant editor of arts and culture, accompnaied by the twenty-one years old jazz musician, Nathan Cepelinski. Peter Hum played two selections from his composition.

1. A boy's Journey is a contemporary waltz written by Peter Hum in 2005, in memory of his late father, Joe G, Hum. Joe Hum was born in Ottawa in 1922, but as a young boy made the jurney from Ottawa by ship and train to his father's villlage in Guangdong Province, China, where he resided fo ra decade. He then made the same journey back to Ottawa as teenager.

2.New Toy is a lighthearted song composed by Peter Hum for his son, Pascal.

Photo: Edwin Lee Designs

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