What Next Festival: Discover the Unusual

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Event Title: What Next Festival: Discover the Unusual
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Christ’s Church Cathedral, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $Call the Box Office for tickets and information at 905-526-7756
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April 30, 2015
7:30 pm

Concert – Discover the Unusual

Join us for a concert featuring HPO musicians showcasing unique techniques, presented in-the-round in the intimate and beautiful setting at Christ’s Church Cathedral.

Hear Principal Flutist Leslie Newman as the soloist in Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s Terrestre, which features interesting contemporary techniques such as singing and playing at the same time. Canadian composer James Rolfe’s raW highlights the unusual combination of piccolo, bass clarinet and drum set with piano and strings. Hear the harp like you never have before in harpist Erica Goodman’s performance of Andrew McDonald’s Elektra of Atreus.

We’re also pleased to welcome guest composers the Toy Piano Composers. This concert features a number of their works including Hamilton native Elisha Denburg’s FISHER PRICE LAUGH AND LEARN FUN WITH FRIENDS MUSICAL TABLE, Monica Pearce’s Clangor for toy piano and bicycle bells, and Hamilton native Christopher Thornborrow’s Walking for chamber ensemble.

With nontraditional pairings of instruments and sounds, this is a concert you won’t want to miss!