Students from the Lower Mainland and China will meet online over the holiday season to hold a free classical music concert as part of the collaborative virtual performance, Music in the Air 2.
This upcoming performance, co-hosted by Richmond-based Poly Culture North America and Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM), will feature artists from a wide variety of musical genres to perform works including Vivialdi’s Four Seasons, The Butterfly Song, a Chinese traditional song and We Are the World, a pop single created in 1985 for aid to Africa that sold over 20 million copies.
“Music lovers are invited to join us on a journey that will take you to experience the changing of seasons. We are going to find comfort, growth and guidance through these beautiful melodies during these difficult times,” said Yi Chen, CEO at Poly Culture North America.
Chen notes that this isn’t the first time they have partnered with VAM to host a cross-cultural concert. Their online show of last year had 670,000 views so far, with many international audiences reaching out to them to express their thanks and gratitude.
“We have a few people writing heartwarming letters to us saying that these students’ performances brought tears to their eyes and they are grateful to be able to feel connected and supported through performances like this,” said Chen.
The online event will be available for viewing at VAM’s social media channels at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 30.