Monday, January 26, 2015

Esprit Orchestra: The World's Turning

Thursday, January 29, 2015
8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 Pre-Concert Chat
Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor Street West
Commission Sponsor: The Canada Council for the Arts

Alex Pauk, conductor
Robert Aitken, flute

Philip Cashian (England) the world's turning (World Premiere)
Samuel Andreyev (Canada)  The Flash of the Instant (World Premiere)*
Robert Aitken (Canada) Berceuse for flute and orchestra
Daniel Bjarnason (Iceland) Over Light Earth
*commissioned with financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts

Aitken's work reflects the balance of Yin and Yang in a commemoration of family members, friends and associates "who sleep before us". Cashian explores momentum, stasis, mechanisms and patterns inspired by new scuptures of Stephen Vince, while Andreyev's transcendent sonic poetry moves in prismatic micro-variations. Bjarnason draws inspiration from and pays tribute to New York School painters Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock.

Concert Sponsors Judy & Wilmot Matthews
Pre-Concert Chat hosted by award-winning Canadian composer Alexina Louie, beginning at 7:15pm.

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