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VSO's Second Annual New Music Festival

VSO's Second Annual New Music Festival

January 12, 2015
British Columbia

"From Thursday, January 15 through Sunday, January 18, 2015 Maestro Bramwell Tovey and the VSO proudly present our second annual New Music Festival—a thrilling celebration of fresh local, national, and international music,

This year’s featured guest artist is brilliant Ottawa composer Kelly-Marie Murphy. The VSO also welcomes back Vancouver’s cutting-edge chamber sextet Standing Wave, and is delighted to have the Phoenix Chamber Choir make its VSO debut under the direction of Graeme Langager.

VSO virtuosos Christie Reside and Nick Wright perform Ornithomancy (concerto for flute) by VSO composer-in-residence Jocelyn Morlock and Blood Upon the Body, Ice Upon the Soul (concerto for violin) by Kelly-Marie Murphy.

There will also be premieres by VSO Composer-in-Association Marcus Goddard, and composer and VSO bassist Frederick Schipizky. Plus varied music by acknowledged contemporary masters including Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, Claude Vivier, Harrison Birtwistle, Toru Takemitsu, Nicole Lizée, John Luther Adams, Gabriel Jackson, and more…"