The Gailan Ensemble with Erica Dee Mah


Date:  Thursday, July 18, 2024
Start Time:  7:30 pm
Continues until completed.


St. Albert Place
5 St. Anne Street ↗

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The Arden Theatre


$18.75 - $150.00
Includes GST and handling charges.

What's Happening

Gailan Ensemble nourishes your senses with their fresh repertoire, customized arrangements, and enthusiastic performances. Led by virtuosic flutist Jiajia Li, the chamber ensemble is made up of the finest Chinese instrumentalists in Alberta. The members’ diverse musical experience — from Chinese opera, Chinese orchestra, classical, jazz and pop — resulted in Gailan Ensemble’s wildly successful first live performance at Calgary's TD Chinatown Street Festival in 2022.

Genre: Traditional Chinese Folk Orchestra

Erica Dee Mah is a singer-songwriter and contemporary guzheng player based in Whitehorse, Yukon. In 2022, she released "The Sargasso Season", an original collection of songs written on the traditional 21-stringed Chinese zither. The album is an exploration of sounds and possibilities on the versatile instrument, and seeks out a place for the guzheng in Canadian folk-roots music. Erica writes about transoceanic journeys, Chinese-Canadian identity across generations, and finding connection in new landscapes. Exclaim! Magazine named her one of the "must-hear" emerging artists in Canada, and she was featured on CBC Music. She has performed at festivals across Canada, where she delivers an intimate, innovative, and captivating concert that transports audiences to another world. Her forthcoming EP, “Paper Wealth” is set to be released this spring. 

Genre: Singer-Songwriter/Storytelling/Contemporary Guzheng player

Tickets and information: General admission tickets are $18.75 for theatre-style seating and $150 for premium table seating for six people*.  
*Ticket prices include GST, handling charges and fees.

The Plaza Series will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, programming will move indoors to The Arden Theatre. Questions can be directed to The Arden Theatre box office via email at


Last edited: June 21, 2024