Esprit Ochestra - Bow to String, Air to Breath

Sunday, January 24, 2016
Event Title: Esprit Ochestra - Bow to String, Air to Breath
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music 273 Bloor Street West
  • Time: 7:15pm
  • Price: $45 +
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: http://www.espritorchestra.com
Description:

Sunday January 24, 2016

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

Esprit Ochestra - Bow to String, Air to Breath

Programme

Daniel Bjarnason (Iceland) Bow to String (2010)
solo cello and ensemble version (2012)
Alexina Louie (Canada) Imaginary Opera (2004)
Samuel Andreyev (Canada) Movements and Measures* (2015)
R. Murray Schafer (Canada) The Falcon’s Trumpet (1995)
for trumpet and orchestra

Featuring:
Alex Pauk – conductor
Bryan Cheng – cello
Robert Venables – trumpet

Music of both furious energy and haunting beauty, Bjarnason’s piece, through its three movements, moves from loud to quiet, from earthly to the ethereal. Louie’s imagined ghost opera integrates Eastern and Western musical characteristics to portray dramatic, emotional and mysterious events ranging from ephemeral wisps to flashy, intense explosions of sound. Andreyev has created a work of strong rhythmic character and unusual laminates of timbre. Schafer’s trumpet concerto, evoking wind, clouds and sky with birds tracing arcs, aims to catch the spacious resonance of a trumpet playing across a lake at dawn or sunset causing the surrounding forest to echo and vibrate.

*World Premiere – commissioned by Esprit with generous support from The Koerner Foundation

Concert Sponsor:

The Max Clarkson Family Foundation