Now Hear This

Sunday, March 23, 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: 5:00pm
  • Price: $Various
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Festival passes General Admission $50 / $40 students / $30 NME members

11:00am – Deep Listening Workshop*

2:00pm – Strathcona String Quartet

String Quartet No. 2 - George Andrix
String Quartet No. 1 - Jan Jarvlepp
String Quartet No. 2 (Looking Back) – Alfred Kunz
Elusions – Colin Labadie
Mobius Train – Ken Read
Affinity – Matthew Tozer
Lake Manitoulin – Kent Williams

5:30pm – Violet Collective
Two afternoon concerts for one price! $20 General / $15 Students / $10 Students

Matemalista - Nicolas Arnáez
Epanoui – James Harely
LYS – Ron Hannah
Elea - Gordon Fitzell

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.