A brand new repertoires from our superb young musicians and dancers will celebrate the year of Goat on the 22nd February at the Pagoda Centre. One of our young musicians will be performing an ancient piece ‘The Drunken’ (written in AD 220 -280 AD) on an electric Chinese Bass.
The Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra (PCYO), the first and largest Chinese Youth Orchestra in Europe, established in 1983 by its former Musical Director Mr. Kui Hsuing Li. The orchestra has been a long-time resident at the Pagoda Centre.
PCYO has adopted an experimental – and somewhat audacious – approach in it’s innovative music fusions with Folk Songs, Reggae, Grime and Dub Step. They have collaborated with world acclaimed musicians such as: The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Jah Wobble, as well as professional musicians from China, and USA. In the past 30 years the Orchestra has appeared on international stages on numerous occasions and on television in UK, China, Italy, Australia, USA and Canada. Their high profile performances include: The 2010 Shanghai World Expo (China); 4th Wales international Harp Festival and the National Youth Music Festival and The School Prom.
The Pagoda Centre is a hidden gem in the heart of the city of Liverpool. Huddled between offices and flats in Henry Street the flamboyant building is a perfect copy of an authentic Chinese pagoda and is covered in traditional symbols picked out in vibrant reds and yellows.
The Pagoda is a purpose built arts, cultural, health, wellbeing and social hub. Founded in 1982 its purpose is to share all things Chinese with the local and visiting Chinese communities and with the other non-Chinese communities alike.
The Pagoda is dedicated to fostering better understanding of all things Chinese through working in partnership with international companies and schools; with local business and individuals; other arts organisations and young musicians; people who have never been to China and those who have just left it.
This year, we have various workshops and performances around Liverpool to celebrate the year of Goat. Click here for the full list of our activities.