Chinese Canadian Flamenco

CMCCD 29922_Mascarada_Album CoverIt’s not everyday you come across a work for cello, chamber orchestra and flamenco dancer but Alice Ping Yee Ho has created one.  It’s about fifteen minutes long and, as one might expect in a sort of homage to the genre, it’s melodic and percussive.  It was recorded in a Vancouver performance featuring Rachel Mercer on cello and dancer Cyrena Luchkow-Huang with the all female Allegra Chamber Orchestra and conductor Janna Sailor.  There’s some interesting choreography beautifully danced as well as excellent music making.  The sound and picture quality on Youtube is excellent and the EP version sounds fine in standard CD quality.  It’s also available in other formats.

The digital EP (audio only) is available from Centrediscs (catalogue number CMCCD 29922) or there is full video on Youtube.

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