Now Hear This

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Event Title: Now Hear This
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: All events are at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84th ave.) unless otherwise noted
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Price: $Various
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Festival passes General Admission $50 / $40 students / $30 NME members

1:00pm – Soundwalk*, exploring the soundscape of our city

2:00pm – WindRose Trio concert
$20 General / $15 Students / $10 NME members

Leviathan – Thom Golub
It’s a Crowd – George Andrix
Reeds – Emily Doolittle, with dancer Gerry Morita

3:30pm – Violet Collective debut, performing electro-acoustic works
$15 General / $10 Students / $5 NME members

Rebirth - Bob Pritchard
The Sorrowful Mysteries – André Mestre
Strata – Colin Labadie
Jeu de Téléphone – Paul Steenhuisen
Ghost - Raimundo Gonzalez

4:45pm – The Canadian League of Composers round table discussion with Ian Crutchley, Emily Doolittle, Heather Hindman, Allan Gilliland, Gary Joynes, and Michael Frishkopf*

7:00pm – Violet Collective, the unplugged concert

À propos du concert de la semaine dernière - Samuel Andreyev
Year Without Summer (Daumernkino) - Jacob Gotlib
Twelve Ball-bearings - Kerrith Livengood
Follow Me – John Beckwith
Refraction – Keith Hamel

8:30pm – Pro Coro Canada, conducted by Michael Zaugg

Here the Sounds Go Round – R. Murray Schafer
Magic Songs – R. Murray Schafer
Missa Brevis (selections) – Mathew Emery

9:30pm – Astral Ghosts – a concert of electro-acoustic works
All three evening concerts for one price! $20 General / $15 Students / $10 NME members

Improvisation by Thom Golub (bass) and Kate Stashko (dance)
The Ghosts that Guard the Gateway – Gene Kosowan and Marion Garver Fredrickson
Weld – Anthony Marasco
Astral Migration – Pigeon Breeders featuring visuals by Lindsay McIntyre
Meshes of the Afternoon – Greg Samek

New Music Edmonton is proud to announce its third annual festival of new music, Now Hear This, featuring the works of R. Murray Schafer. Considered one of the best-known Canadian composers, having coined the term “soundscape,” Schafer was dubbed by Stratford Music Festival director John Miller as an “iconoclast [who] doesn’t see the concert hall as a holy space.” Schafer was the recipient of the first Glenn Gould Prize (1987) and received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement (2009).

In addition to Schafer’s works, NME is proud to welcome the Molinari Quartet. Juno award-winners for their recording of Schafer’s quartets, and winners of the 2014 Opus Prize for Concert of the Year for their marathon of 13 quartets from the Second Viennese School, Molinari will perform several of R. Murray Schafer’s quartets in a rare and thrilling concert.

NME is also honoured to collaborate with some of Edmonton’s most accomplished ensembles: Pro Coro Canada, the Strathcona String Quartet, WindRose Trio, and – giving its debut performance – the Violet Collective, the NME house ensemble. Named for NME’s founder Violet Archer, the Violet Collective comprises Edmonton’s premier instrumentalists. They will perform three concerts in the festival of works carefully chosen by juried submission.