8th Gala Concert, Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Theatre, Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Asian Heritage Month ends with ever-popular, highly entertaining Gala Concert showcasing a culturel fusion of the traditional and the contemporary, where East meets West, featuring many exceptional Asian-Canadian performers. The Gala Concert showcases the artistic talents of ten acts from across the pan-Asian spectrum. Performers include: the 30-member Ottawa Symphonic Ensemble sponsored by the Korean embassy; concert pianist Mauro Bertoli, winner of the most prestigious Italian Giuseppe Sinopoli Award in 2006; Vancouver soprano Dr. Gina Oh, one of the most influential Korean Women of the World in 2008; Chinese pipa and guzhen virtuoso Liu Fang, winner of the prestigious 2006 Coup de coeur award for outstanding recording from France’s Academie Charles Cros; Toronto traditional pop & jazz singer Justin Poy; Indonesian choreographer and dancer Eko Nurcahyo accompanied by the 11-member Semara Winangun Balinese Gamelan Orchestra; Toronto dancer Vicky Luo, one of the finalists of CTV's So You Think You Can Dance ; and the colourful dancers of the Sri Lanka Youth Dance Troupe.

This is our fifth year working in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Civilization! Also,we are grateful to all our sponsors, partners, supporters and volunteers. Thank you all!


Dr.Gina Oh, soprano

Dr.Gina Oh, Vancouver-born soprano, was honoured as one of the most influencial Korean women of the world in 2008 during her visit to the Presidential House in South Korea. Accompanying her in the Gala Concert performance was internationally accomplished pianist, Mr. Jean Desmarais.

Photo: Dr. Gina Oh and Hon.and Dr. Vivienne Poy

Photo by Edwin Lee

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