Sunday Mar 8, 3pm @ Christ Church - Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra principal flute, Sara Hahn presents Canadian premier of "I Close My Eyes" written by CPO violist and composer, Arthur Bachman.
"Over the years I have had the privilege of working with Arthur Bachmann and have both played and heard several of his works. I’ve always been a huge Arthur fan and when the opportunity came up to commission a work I jumped at the chance to work with him. A harpist friend of mine, Olivia Ritchey, and I were putting together a benefit concert for Canadian Cancer Society as both of our families have been affected directly by the disease. We asked Arthur to write us a piece with this theme in mind and he came up with the beautiful three movement work “I Close My Eyes…” based on the quote by Paul Gauguin. Later I asked him to re-write the piece for Flute and Piano and have had the honour of performing it in various locations across the country. This performance will be the Calgary premiere and I’m very excited for everyone to hear it!"