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Concert welcomes the Year of the Dragon

The Markham Spring Festival Concert welcomed the Year of the Dragon and celebrated diversity while representing a significant number of Chinese cultural values and traditions.

The event which was held recently at the People’s Theatre for the Performing Arts was organized by the Markham Arts Council and the City of Markham.

“February has been officially declared by the City of Markham and York Region as Chinese Heritage Month, acknowledging the outstanding contribution and legacy of the Chinese community which has enriched the city’s economic vitality, cultural landscape and social fabric,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti in a special video message.

The event began with the traditional Nanhai Lion and Dragon dance followed by spectacular performances in dance, music, martial arts performances as well as Chinese instrumental music.

“This is also an opportunity for Markham’s diverse communities to learn more about Chinese culture and heritage,” said Markham Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci.

The concert featured a diverse range of performances, including traditional Chinese folk songs, classical compositions, and contemporary interpretations.

There was a Feng Shui expert who spoke about the year of the Dragon and what the year would bring for each Chinese zodiac sign.

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