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Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra wins a new fan in Carnegie Hall concert

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra wins a new fan in Carnegie Hall concert

May 9, 2014
National

"NEW YORK—Call me a fan of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. I’ve drunk the Kool-Aid.

To be fair, after reading an article about the WSO (mentioned in my most recent blog post), I was hooked by the orchestra’s artistic approach. But its concert Thursday night as part of the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall only confirmed those good feelings; it was the most innovative concert program I’ve ever heard.

The pieces were R. Murray Schafer’s Symphony No. 1, Derek Charke’s “13 Inuit Throat Song Games” with Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq and Vincent Ho’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (“The Shaman”), which featured Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. Music director Alexander Mickelthwaite conducted..."

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Related Composers: R. Murray Schafer, Derek Charke