VSO JANUARY 2017 CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS

A New Year’s Celebration & New Music Festival bookend the month

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra turns the calendar to 2017 and continues to bring you the best in live performance of music through the ages. In the early part of the New Year we will celebrate all things Viennese; Groove to some Soul-stirring Top 40 hits; welcome internationally acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax and operatic sensation Adrianne Pieczonka; and showcase the work of contemporary composers and performers.

On New Year’s Day, escape to Vienna’s Golden Age with a celebration of beautiful music, dancers in dazzling costumes, and brilliant performances. The Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert blends together musicians from Europe and much closer to home as it ever so beautifully ushers old world charm into the bustle of our New Year’s Season. The program is drawn from popular operettas, waltzes and polkas and embodies the beauty of love, passion and romance. Salute to Vienna is the perfect way to bid a fond farewell to an old year while ushering in a new one. Produced by Attila Glatz Concert Productions, and featuring the members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; conductor Michael Zehetner; Hege Gustava Tjønn,soprano; Martin Piskorski, tenor; Dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers.

 

The early part of January will see the return of three subscription series. There are musical Fireworks in store in the first Tea & Trumpets matinee performance for 2017 (January 5). Host Christopher Gaze and conductor William Rowson will once again welcome the choristers of EnChor in music from Handel’s

 

Coronation Anthems, while the VSO sets alight the same composer’s Music for the Royal Fireworks.

The extraordinary multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ellis Hall stars in Soul Unlimited in the London Drugs VSO Pops series (January 6 & 7). Inspired by the great Ray Charles, and encompassing hits by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Earth Wind and Fire, Otis Redding, and more, Ellis Hall delivers a soul-stirring and inspiring night of entertainment, alongside the effervescent pops conductor John Morris Russell.

And for the enchantment of the younger set, the OriginO Kids’ Koncerts series welcomes the Enchantment Theatre Company (January 8), in the classic Russian tale The Firebird. Set to the evocative music of Igor Stravinsky, the production features a bounty of puppets, masks and magic. Meet a beautiful princess and her magical unicorn, and witness Prince Ivan defeat the evil magician Kaschei The Deathless as he attempts to free the fabulous Firebird.

From Dawn to Dusk is the third program of the VSO Chamber Players series (January 11, 12 and 15), and will feature works by Ravi Shankar, André Jolivet, and Johannes Brahms. Flutist Christie Reside teams up with Vern Griffiths, on marimba, for Shankar’s beautiful L’Aube enchantée. Just as the dawning of the sun gives way to morning activity, a slow, unmetered conversation between the instruments gradually gathers rhythmic momentum, leading to a sparkling conclusion. Jolivet’s Sonatine pairs the flute with clarinet (played by Alexander Morris) in another dazzling dialogue. Brahms composed his dusky, autumnal Clarinet Quintet late in his career for his friend Richard Mühlfeld. Clarinettist Jeanette Jonquil is featured, along with a few of her VSO friends: Nicholas Wright, Karen Gerbrecht, Emilie Grimes and Cristian Márkos. The concerts are presented in the intimacy of Pyatt Hall at the VSO School of Music, with support from iA Financial Group.

There is a VSO debut for the Dutch violin soloist Simone Lamsma, as she is joined by her fellow countryman, conductor Otto Tausk, to perform the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich, at the Orpheum in the Goldcorp Masterworks Gold series (January 14 & 16), and at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in the Westminster Savings Surrey Nights series (January 15). The concert opens with Wagner’s Overture to the opera The Flying Dutchman (the legendary ghost ship that could never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever). Otto Tausk will set his sails in the second half for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s last orchestral work, his set of Symphonic Dances, which premiered in 1941.

Back to back in mid-January, VSO Music Director Bramwell Tovey welcomes the legendary pianist Emanuel Ax, (January 18) followed by superstar soprano Adrianne Pieczonka (January 21 & 23) for two very special concerts. It is a long-awaited return visit for “Manny” Ax, who last performed with the Vancouver Symphony more than 20 years ago. He has been a SONY Classical exclusive recording artist since 1987, and a frequent duo partner of cellist Yo Yo Ma. He’ll play not one but two piano concertos in this gala evening: Mozart’s Concerto No. 22, K482, as well as Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto. The following weekend will feature an all Richard Strauss program, highlighted by Ms. Pieczonka’s performance of the Four Last Songs. There’s also music from Strauss’s opera Intermezzo and his semi-autobiographical tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). In the current season Adrianne Pieczonka (pronounced “pee-eh-CHAHN-kuh”) performs in Barcelona, Berlin, Munich, New York, Vienna, and at home in Toronto (with the Canadian Opera Company). Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear this internationally celebrated soprano.

And finally, the last week of January is given over to the VSO New Music Festival. Six concerts will be presented (nightly, January 24 – 29), including performances by John Korsrud and the Hard Rubber Orchestra (January 24), and an evening of Pure Piano (January 26). Bramwell Tovey, the VSO, and assembled choirs and soloists perform Jeffrey Ryan’s sublime Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, created with Canada’s War Poet in Afghanistan, Suzanne M. Steele (January 27). Maestro Tovey and Glenn Buhr (who first collaborated on Winnipeg’s New Music Festival more than 25 years ago) are re-united the same evening for the premiere of Buhr’s Symphony No. 4 (Guernica 2017), a musical rant against the way children are victimized by our wars. For the final night (January 29) the full VSO is again showcased in music by the VSO’s Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock and Composer-in-Association Marcus Goddard, as well as Emilie LeBel, Nikolai Korndorf, and Jennifer Higdon. The members of Vancouver’s Standing Wave are featured in the latter composer’s work, On a Wire. The VSO New Music Festival also includes two events (January 25 & 28) in partnership with Early Music Vancouver. “Out with the old and in with the new” takes on a whole new meaning as harpsichordist Alexander Weimann and composer Rodney Sharman reveal in special concerts that feature New Music for Old Instruments. Members of the Pacific

 

Baroque Orchestra and countertenor Reginald Mobley are also featured in the concerts, which will take place at Christ Church Cathedral. Support for the VSO New Music Festival has been provided by the Hugh Davidson Fund through the Victoria Foundation.

Read on for further details of artists and repertoire, as well as pricing and ticketing information.

“…New Music is the closest reflection of our everyday lives. The thing I love about Classical music is that it always feels to me like it reflects not only the aspects of our lives (Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven certainly did that for their lifetimes), but also of our emotional states.”

VSO CONCERT LISTINGS

^ VSO Debut * soloist

JANUARY 2017

SPECIALS

Sunday, January 1, 2:30pm, Orpheum

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

Strauss Symphony of Canada
Featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Michael Zehetner, conductor (Vienna) Hege Gustava Tjønn soprano (Vienna) Martin Piskorski, tenor (Vienna)
Dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine International Champion Ballroom Dancers

More celebratory than a glass of champagne, Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert is a delight for the eyes and the ears. Welcome 2017 with this elegant concert—celebrating its 20th anniversary in Vancouver! This New Year’s Day, a stunning new program featuring Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from operettas will be performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, acclaimed European singers, ballet and ballroom dancers. Fall for the Blue Danube Waltz all over again!

VIP ticket-holders will watch the concert from the very best seats, and are invited to an exclusive post- performance event with the artists for autograph signing. Bring your camera for photos! salutetovienna.com – Produced by Attila Glatz Concert Productions.

Tickets: $62 – $104 (no discounts available) – VIP package $154.50

– American Composer Jennifer Higdon

Tickets for all concerts available at www.vancouversymphony.ca or through VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434.

TEA & TRUMPETS

Thursday, January 5, 2pm, Orpheum

Fireworks!

William Rowson, conductor Christopher Gaze, host EnChor

Rollicking, celebratory music with a bang – Bernstein’s Candide, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks play starring roles. The members of EnChor raise their voices in one of Handel’s famous Coronation Anthems – Zadok the Priest – as well as a Gilbert and Sullivan chorus from “that infernal nonsense Pinafore.”

Tickets: $42 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets for all concerts available at www.vancouversymphony.ca or through VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434.

LONDON DRUGS VSO POPS

Friday and Saturday, January 6 and 7, 8pm, Orpheum Series Sponsor: London Drugs
Concert Sponsor January 7: Montridge Financial Group Ltd. Radio Sponsor: 103.5 QMFM

Ellis Hall – Soul Unlimited

John Morris Russell, conductor
Ellis Hall, piano/vocalist
Ellis Hall Singers
Superstar vocalist and instrumentalist Ellis Hall channels the greats in a concert with soul. Get your groove on to classic music by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Earth Wind and Fire, Otis Redding, and of course, the great Ray Charles. Includes classic songs such as Signed Sealed Delivered, I Heard it Through the Grapevine, A Change Gonna Come, What’d I Say, Soul Man, and more.

Tickets: $25-$95 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets for all concerts available at www.vancouversymphony.ca or through VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434.

ORIGINO KIDS’ KONCERTS

Sunday, January 8, 2pm, Orpheum
Series Sponsor: Origin Organic Farms
Premier Education Partner: TELUS
The VSO’s Kids’ Koncerts have been endowed by a generous gift from the William and Irene McEwen Fund.

Enchantment Theatre Company: The Firebird

William Rowson, conductor Enchantment Theatre Company

Tickets: $29 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets for all concerts available at www.vancouversymphony.ca or through VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434.

VSO CHAMBER PLAYERS

Wednesday, January 11, 7:30pm, Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music Thursday, January 12, 7:30pm, Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music Sunday, January 15, 2pm, Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music with support from iA Financial Group.

From Dawn to Dusk

Christie Reside, flute *~ Vern Griffiths, marimba* Alexander Morris, clarinet ~ Jeanette Jonquil, clarinet + Nicholas Wright, violin + Karen Gerbrecht, violin+ Emilie Grimes, viola + Cristian Márkos, cello +

Ravi Shankar L’Aube Enchantée*
Jolivet Sonatine for Flute and Clarinet ~ Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor +

A beautiful and extensive pallet of colours is on view, from Ravi Shankar’s enchanted dawn through the dusky, autumnal mood of late Brahms. Jolivet’s work is a dazzling dialogue of virtuosity. Enchanting indeed!

Tickets: $42 All seats
Tickets for all concerts available at www.vancouversymphony.ca or through VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434.

GOLDCORP MASTERWORKS GOLD SERIES

Saturday and Monday, January 14 and 16, 8pm, Orpheum Series Sponsor: Goldcorp
Radio Sponsor: CKNW NewsTalk AM980

 

An enchanted tree bears golden apples and an evil magician conjures a terrible storm in this imaginative production about Prince Ivan and the fabulous Firebird. With puppets, masks and magic, Enchantment

Theatre Company presents the classic Russian tale The Firebird set to the evocative music of Igor Stravinsky.

 

WESTMINSTER SAVINGS SURREY NIGHTS

Sunday, January 15, 8pm, Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey Series sponsor: Westminster Savings

Symphonic Dances, with Otto Tausk

Otto Tausk, conductor ^Simone Lamsma, violin*

Wagner Shostakovich Rachmaninoff

The Flying Dutchman Overture Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor* Symphonic Dances

Outstanding young conductor Otto Tausk makes a return visit to the Orpheum stage, conducting a program that includes Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous Symphonic Dances and Shostakovich’s stunning Violin Concerto No. 1, performed by violinist Simone Lamsma in her VSO debut.

Masterworks Gold Tickets: $25-$95 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
Surrey Nights Tickets: $42 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets for all concerts available at www.vancouversymphony.ca or through VSO Customer Service at

604.876.3434.

SPECIALS

Wednesday, January 18, 8pm, Orpheum

Emanuel Ax with the VSO

Bramwell Tovey, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano*

Beethoven Mozart Beethoven

Wellington’s Victory
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major*
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Emperor*

Maestro Bramwell Tovey teams with legendary pianist, the great Emanuel Ax, in a program that features two piano concertos: Beethoven’s powerful Emperor Concerto, and Mozart’s beguiling Piano Concerto No. 22, K482. Hear the master at work, in his first appearance with the VSO in over twenty years.

Tickets: $65-175 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets for all concerts available at www.vancouversymphony.ca or through VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434.

AIR CANADA MASTERWORKS DIAMOND

Saturday and Monday, January 21 and 23, 8pm, Orpheum Series Sponsor: Air Canada Concert Sponsor January 21: Vancouver Symphony Volunteers Concert Sponsor January 23: Lawson Lundell LLP

Adrianne Pieczonka sings Strauss

Bramwell Tovey, conductor Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano*

R. Strauss R. Strauss R. Strauss

Intermezzo: Waltz Scene Four Last Songs *
Ein Heldenleben

Symphony concerts do not get much more epic than this: Bramwell Tovey conducting the music of the great late-Romantic composer, Richard Strauss, with breathtaking Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka — renowned for her interpretation of the works of Strauss, Wagner and Verdi — and the semi- autobiographical tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). Fasten your seat belts!

Tickets: $25-$95 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets for all concerts available at www.vancouversymphony.ca or through VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434. VSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT ONE
Tuesday, January 24, 7:30pm Orpheum Theatre
Festival Support Provided by the HUGH DAVIDSON FUND THROUGH THE VICTORIA FOUNDATION

Hard Rubber Orchestra

Hard Rubber Orchestra John Korsrud director

(Canadian Composer) Cameron Wilson

Giorgio Magnanensi Peggy Lee
John Korsrud Kenny Wheeler René Lussier Mariah Mennie John Korsrud

Joe Canada
TDU/HRO le feu et l’artifice
If You Hear
Crush
First Movement – Suite for HRO Extremities from Vaiseau d’Or Music of the Spheres
Cruel Yet Fair

The Hard Rubber Orchestra takes you on a genre-smashing journey through new creations, led by composer, bandleader and trumpeter John Korsrud. He formed the 18-piece HRO in 1990, and has put together this all-Canadian line-up of works with a jazzy edge. The Suite for HRO was the final large-scale work written by the British/Canadian jzz legend Kenny Wheeler, while Peggy Lee (of Standing Wave) wrote If You Hear as a tribute to the late jazz bassist Charlie Haden. There are also works by Cameron Wilson (of Joe Trio and Van Django fame), Giorgio Magnanensi (Vancouver New Music), pianist Mariah Mennie (Plastic Acid Orchestra & Redshift), Montreal guitarist René Lussier and John Korsrud himself.

 

Tickets: $30 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
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VSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT TWO
Wednesday, January 25, 7:30pm Christ Church Cathedral (pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Festival Support Provided by the HUGH DAVIDSON FUND THROUGH THE VICTORIA FOUNDATION

New Music For Old Instruments I

Camille Hesketh soprano
Vicki Boekman recorder
Soile Stratkauskas flute
Chloe Meyers violin
Beiliang Zhu gamba/cello Alexander Weimann harpsichord

 

(Canadian Composer) Christopher Reiche Markus Zahnhausen Nissim Schaul

An Overture for Joy (2014) – fl, violin, cello, harpsichord
2 movements from Winterbilder (1989-91) – recorder
Four Preludes for Harpsichord for Baroque Trio (2008) – violin, gamba, harpsichord Ende (1981) – recorder
TBA – harpsichord solo
Ausser Atem (Breathless) (1995) – recorder
Grey Broken (1982) – soprano, flute, harpsichord

Louis Andriessen
György Ligeti
Moritz Eggert
§Linda Catlin Smith
§Anonymous (Music from New France, early 18th century) – Motet a voix seule au St Sacrement (soprano) §Peter Hannan Trinkets of Little Value (1986, rev. 2016)

– soprano, flute, recorder, violin, gamba, harpsichord

Join our friends from Early Music Vancouver at Christ Church Cathedral for an exploration of New Music on Baroque instruments. This is Part One of a new and unique concept, co-curated by former VSO Composer in Residence Rodney Sharman and Alexander Weimann, harpsichordist and Music Director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Presented in partnership with Early Music Vancouver.

Tickets: $18-$67 Premium reserved seating available
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VSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT THREE
Thursday, January 26, 8:30pm, Orpheum Theatre
Festival Support Provided by the HUGH DAVIDSON FUND THROUGH THE VICTORIA FOUNDATION

Pure Piano

Jocelyn Morlock host

Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa piano * Miranda Wong piano ǂ Lisa Cay Miller piano § Corey Hamm piano ~

(Canadian Composer) Lisa Cay Miller
Hans Abrahamsen

Bent Sorensen Lisa Cay Miller

Ronn Yedidia Jocelyn Morlock Farshid Samandari

mid-range – excerpt from Color Codes (prepared piano) * Ten Studies, selections ǂ
No. 1 Traumlied
No. 3 Arabeske

No. 7 Blues
No. 9 Cascades
No. 2 Sturm
Vuggeviser (Lullabies) ǂ
bendy & five – two excerpts from Color Codes (prepared piano) § Locusts
Anthill Alive
Ether ~
Corybantic ~
vanishing borders (Disklavier/audio/piano) *

Four of the most incredible contemporary music pianists in the country, each with a very distinctive style, come together in the New Music Festival’s PURE PIANO evening. Having given premieres of hundreds of new works all over the world, they gather together to explore the outer limits of the keyboard. Two interconnected themes are at play in this concert – music that expands the sonic capabilities of the piano by various means, and music that combines influences from past eras and various cultures.

Pianist and composer Lisa Cay Miller’s work, played by Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa and Miller herself, focuses on the incredible range of sonorities that can be created by prepared piano and extended playing techniques. Hans Abrahamsen’s Ten Studies, played by Miranda Wong, hint at romantic and impressionistic repertoire of the past several hundred years. Corey Hamm plays Jocelyn Morlock’s Corybantic, which echoes the Balinese music she learned with Gamelan Gita Asmara. Composer Farshid Samandari’s vanishing borders connects both themes – the musical materials of his piece are derived from a spectral analysis of the Persian tar; pianist Iwaasa competes against and collaborates with the Disklavier, creating music that would be entirely impossible for an individual to perform.

Tickets: $30 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
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VSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT FOUR
Friday, January 27, 7:30pm, Orpheum Theatre
Festival Support Provided by the HUGH DAVIDSON FUND THROUGH THE VICTORIA FOUNDATION

Requiem For A Generation

Bramwell Tovey conductor
Zorana Sadiq soprano
Colin Ainsworth tenor
UBC University Singers & Choral Union Langley Fine Arts School Youth Choir Glenn Buhr & The Button Factory Band*

Glenn Buhr guitar/vocals Victor Bateman bass/vocals (Canadian Composer)

Rebecca Hass mezzo-soprano Brett Polegato baritone

Graeme Langager chorus director Jim Sparks chorus director

Mike Anderson keyboards/guitar/vocals Brandon Valdivia drums

Glenn Buhr

Symphony no. 4 (Guernica 2017)* 1. While the Babies Sleep

2. god of war
3. Moon Song
4. Thunder without Rain

INTERMISSION
Jeffrey Ryan, music, and Suzanne M. Steele,

Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation I: Requiem Aeternam

II: Kyrie
III: Die Irae
IV: Offertorium V: Sanctus
VI: Agnus Dei VII: Lux Aeterna VIII: Libera Me IX: In Paradisum

Tonight’s concert presents two powerful works, each taking an intense look at the horrors of modern warfare. Maestro Tovey, the VSO, and the assembled choirs perform Jeffrey Ryan’s sublime Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, created with Canada’s War Poet in Afghanistan, Suzanne M. Steele. Glenn Buhr describes his new Symphony No. 4 (Guernica 2017) as a musical rant against the way children are victimized by our wars.

Tickets: $30 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
BONUS SAVINGS! Order all 6 concerts and receive a 25% DISCOUNT!
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VSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT FIVE
Saturday, January 28, 7:30pm Christ Church Cathedral (pre-concert talk 6:45pm)
Festival Support Provided by the HUGH DAVIDSON FUND THROUGH THE VICTORIA FOUNDATION

New Music For Old Instruments II

Pacific Baroque Orchestra Alexander Weimann, Music Director Reginald Mobley, Counter-tenor

(Canadian Composer)

Emily Doolittle Thierry Tidrow Linda Catlin Smith Rodney Sharman André Ristic INTERMISSION Jocelyn Morlock Patrick Giguère Rodney Sharman

George and Ira Gershwin,

arr. Alex Weimann

Joe Raposo,

arr. Alex Weimann

Cole Porter,

arr. Rodney Sharman PAUSE
Various

Falling Still (2001) – violin soloist and string orchestra
Ricercar (premiere, 2014) – solo violin
Sinfonia (premiere 2016) – orchestra
She Walks In Beauty (2015) – voice and lute
Fandango Immanis (2011) – 2 violins, 2 gambas, cello, guitar, harpsichord

Golden (2001) – voice, string orchestra
La Belle-Anse (2016) – string orchestra
Obsessions (2012/15) – voice, string orchestra Liebesleid/Lovepain (2001) – voice, string orchestra Song From Faust (2015/16) – voice, string orchestra Lady Be Good (1924) – voice, full orchestra

Bein’ Green (1970) – voice, string orchestra
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (1944) – voice, full orchestra

Improvisations on Old Standards
by Reggie Mobley, Bramwell Tovey, Alex Weimann and more.

Join our friends from Pacific Baroque Orchestra at Christ Church Cathedral for an exploration of New Music on Baroque instruments. This is Part Two of a new and unique concept, co-curated by former VSO Composer in Residence Rodney Sharman and Alexander Weimann, harpsichordist and Music Director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and presented in partnership with Early Music Vancouver. The featured vocalist is counter-tenor Reginald Mobley. “…one of the joys of seeing Mobley is hearing his beautiful alto coming out of a big, tall man who looks more like a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins…” ~Greg Stepanich (Palm Beach ArtsPaper).

Tickets: $18-$67 Premium reserved seating available
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VSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT SIX
Sunday, January 29th, 7:30pm Orpheum Theatre
Festival Support Provided by the HUGH DAVIDSON FUND THROUGH THE VICTORIA FOUNDATION

On A Wire

Bramwell Tovey conductor Standing Wave Ensemble*

(Canadian Composer)
Jocelyn Morlock Hullabaloo-A Fanfare for the Sesquicentennial (World Premiere, 2016

Jocelyn Morlock Emilie LeBel Marcus Goddard INTERMISSION Nikolai Korndorf Jennifer Higdon

Corvid (World Premiere, 2016)
monograph of bird’s eye views (2015)
Spooky Action at a Distance (World Premiere, 2016)

The Smile of Maud Lewis (1998) On a Wire (2010)*

Tonight’s program has many ties to the natural world, and perhaps to the unnatural: Jocelyn Morlock’s Corvid, Emilie LeBel’s monograph of bird’s-eye views, Nikolai Korndorf’s The Smile of Maud Lewis and Jennifer Higdon’s On a Wire all overtly reference birds and nature. Their musical materials are diverse and unexpected, ranging from innocently joyful recorder melodies to the eerie sounds of bowed piano, produced by soloists wielding fishing line.

To continue with the unexpected: Marcus Goddard’s Spooky Action at a Distance is inspired by Einstein’s colourful description of the apparent impossibility of two geographically-separate quantum particles influencing one another. Somewhat shockingly, this has recently been proven to occur. Hullabaloo, (by Jocelyn Morlock, by the VSO’s Composer in Residence) was written in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and coincidentally prior to the USA election. The word Hullabaloo refers to either a joyful noise or an unpleasant uproar. Somewhat shockingly, this second definition has recently, well, you know…

The featured ensemble, Standing Wave, is made up of six of Vancouver’s most sought-after musical multitaskers. The ensemble ventures into an array of musical worlds with passion and assurance, bringing an audaciously intimate aesthetic to the most complex and ground-breaking music.

Tickets: $30 (senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
BONUS SAVINGS! Order all 6 concerts and receive a 25% DISCOUNT!
Call VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday, 1pm to 5pm.

To view the VSO Season brochure and calendar online, follow the links below:

https://issuu.com/vancouversymphony/docs/vso_1617_brochure https://issuu.com/vancouversymphony/docs/vso_1617_calendar

For media inquires, or to interview any of our VSO personnel or esteemed soloists, please contact the VSO’s Public Relations Manager, Matthew Baird, at 604.684.9100 x266 | [email protected]

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