The Little Chamber Music Series That Could

Diane Park is committed to reaching out through the arts to create community on all levels. As General Manager, Diane helped revive Vancouver’s beloved Little Chamber Music Series That Could in 2013 to bring new music to new audiences. With Artistic Director and composer Mark Haney, she produced 2 events showcasing Montreal’s world renowned composer and dj Nicole Lizee in October, 2013: Back on Track was a Hallowe’en dance party; Ouijist was presented as part of Mountain View Cemetery’s All Souls celebrations of remembrance.

In February, 2014, the East Side Animals Community Composition Project wrapped up with a public performance of the new music piece composed by 75 children under the guidance of Mark Haney. This was combined with an animal mask-making workshop led by Diane, which ensured all ages were engaged in this community building event. This project evolved out of Mark and Diane’s work as Artists in Residence in East Vancouver’s Falaise Park, part of the Vancouver Park Board’s Fieldhouse Residency Programme.

Diane Park is the lead artist for Summer Solstice at Mountainview Cemetary, a community celebration of the longest day of the year in Vancouver, Canada. 35 community dancers practice choreography for 3 months, original music is composed and played live by a string trio, and site specific art installations are created. In 2015 more than 700 people came to enjoy this beautiful, free, inclusive event, and it will now happen annually!

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