Tough like the fiercest waves, yet as warm and tender as the seas on a summer’s day, women exemplify the qualities of care, courage, and resilience. Across the world, women play a key part in society. Alongside caring and cherishing their families, they are not afraid to stand up for their rights, or to fight for their loved ones. In days past, as families left their homelands for a new home named Canada, women were the backbone, the ones keeping families together. Today, women inspire the world with their proud roles in social movements and activism, revealing their inner strength and determination.
This year at TAIWANfest, the Simon Fraser University Concert Orchestra will bring audiences the voice of Taiwan, and tell the beautiful stories of this island through music! Inspired by the stories and lives of the women who raise us, the women who accompany us, and the women who love us, the Celebrate Women Concert is dedicated to courageous and resilient women across the world. Let us celebrate all women who deserve the world’s love and respect!