The Seasons

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Event Title: The Seasons
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  • Venue / Location: Koerner Hall ,TELUS Centre, 273 Bloor Street W.
  • Time: 8:00pm
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  • External Link: www.soundstreams.ca
  • Composer: Paul Frehner
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Description:

One of the classical repertoire’s best-known standards gives birth to a startling new creation: Max Richter’s reinvention of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons violin concertos. Weaving strands of their musical DNA into his scoring, Richter creates a provocative aural experience that nonetheless remains true to the spirit of its source. Daniel Hope, who gave the work its premiere performances at the Barbican Centre in London and at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, is joined by a virtuoso string orchestra conducted by Joaquin Valdepenas in a program that also includes Mojave Dreaming, a new weather-inspired commission by Canadian composer Paul Frehner*.

*Commissioned by The Koerner Foundation.

Pre-Concert Chat – 7:00 pm
Arrive early for a free pre-concert chat hosted by Lawrence Cherney. Paul Frehner discusses his new work, and examines programmatic music through both a historic and modern lens.
Pre-Concert Chat – 7:00 pm
Arrive early for a free pre-concert chat hosted by Lawrence Cherney. Paul Grabowsky and Peter Knight from the Australian Art Orchestra join composer Nicole Lizée to explore the art of weaving improvisation together with composition, and discuss the works on the concert program. - See more at: http://soundstreams.ca/passion#sthash.LTfuFQBu.dpuf

Repertoire:
Max Richter: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Toronto premiere)
John Luther Adams: Dream in White on White
Paul Frehner: Mojave Dreaming (world premiere)
- See more at: http://www.soundstreams.ca/The-Seasons#sthash.DUG5kgKD.dpuf