Win Season Passes to Turning Point Ensemble

Monday, August 19th, 2013 — 11:39am PDT
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Based in Vancouver, Turning Point Ensemble is a dynamic group of some of Canada’s most exceptional musicians. They are a large chamber ensemble dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of music composed during the past hundred years, linking the music of earlier times to the music of today through innovative programming and outstanding musicianship. With a commitment to Canadian music, the Ensemble also has an impressive repertoire of new commissioned work.

Photo: Turning Point Ensemble

The upcoming season includes four shows and I have the exclusive opportunity to give away two season passes to a lucky reader to enjoy this impressive contemporary music throughout the year.

Forbidden Music
Presented with SFU Woodwards
When: October 27th, 2013 at 2:30pm and 8:00pm
Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Entartene Kunst! Degenerate Music! The Turning Point Ensemble plays composers and music banned by the Third Reich including Kurt Weill’s ‘classic’ Little Threepenny Music and the virtuosic Kammermusik No. 1 by Paul Hindemith. The concert includes music of Erwin Schulhoff and Pavel Haas, who both died in concentration camps during the Second World War.

Grace Symmetry
Presented with Ballet BC
When: February 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2014 at 8:00pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Ballet BC and the Turning Point Ensemble reunite in an exciting collaboration of live music and dance featuring a new work from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Kevin O’Day (Ballet Mannheim) with music written for the Ensemble by New York’s John King, and the reprise of the elegant and playful In Motion (choreographer Wen Wei Wang, composer Owen Underhill).

Presented with Chan Centre
When: March 29th at 7:30pm and March 30th, 2014 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Where: Telus Studio Theatre

The captivating vocal world of musica intima meets the rich instrumental textures of Turning Point Ensemble and Nu:BC Collective in a powerful concert featuring three of North America’s most inventive and in-demand composers. The program will unveil premieres by Ana Sokolovic and Michael Oesterle, and include New York composer Julia Wolfe’s meditation on the poetry of water, Thirst.

TPE HyperEnsemble
Presented with SFU Woodwards
When: May 2nd and 4th, 2014 at 8:00pm
Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Robots! Metacreation! Live interaction of computers and large ensemble! In this groundbreaking concert, the TPE is transformed into a technology expanded ensemble with the assistance of leading composers and researchers Arne Eigenfeldt, Keith Hamel and David Eagle. The program will include the sophisticated and magical Les Cloches by Keith Hamel and a new work by Arne Eigenfeldt in which the ensemble plays from IPADS computer generated music in real time.

Season subscriptions are on sale now. Here’s how you can enter to win a pair of passes (two tickets to each of these four shows) to enjoy contemporary music and a fabulous night out in downtown Vancouver throughout the season:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on August 31st. Follow Turning Point Ensemble on Facebook and Twitter for more information about performances.

Update The winner is Luc!

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  1. Radhika K says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  2. stacey says:

    wow these sound fantastic!

  3. Karen says:

    Would love to be able to enjoy their season!

  4. Laura W says:

    What a glorious opportunity! I’d love to take my daughters to see these excellent performances…. as a single mom, the budget for taking in the outstanding arts in Vancouver never seems to stretch far enough!

  5. Erin says:

    Sounds fun!

  6. Linda says:

    Looks like a wonderful experience to look forward to.

  7. lori says:

    wow – lovely prize!

  8. The Contestadore says:

    This sounds enjoyable!

  9. Andy C. says:

    Miss the sounds of ensemble music

  10. Dana says:

    Would love to go.

  11. Colm B says:

    Great prize!

  12. Swapnil says:

    Sound of Beautiful Music!

  13. Caitlin says:

    This would be lovely. I’d really like to win.

  14. Sanaz says:

    This contest is great

  15. Erin says:

    This would be so awesome!

  16. Sharylin says:

    It would be wonderful to experience these concerts!

  17. Julian says:

    Sounds fun.

  18. Linda says:

    This is a wonderful contest! The Ensemble looks great!

  19. DenB says:

    I would love to go.

  20. Tracy says:

    Amazing prize!

  21. Beatrice says:

    I’d love to win seasons passes to Turning Point Ensemble!

  22. nathan says:

    Sounds excellent!

  23. Kathleen says:

    would love to win!

  24. Kim says:

    This would be beyond amazing!

  25. Luc says:

    Wonderful music, I’d like to attend!

  26. Bonnie M says:

    Wow, sounds exciting! Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. megan says:

    Thanks for this!

  28. Brett Jackson says:

    mine mine mine

  29. Donna Cheechoo says:

    yes please

  30. Kate says:

    What a great season! I’d love to attend.

  31. Michelle W. says:

    Looks great!

  32. Mary says:


  33. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to go.

  34. Dora says:

    Awesome musicians! Amazing prize!

  35. Ro says:

    This sounds really interesting!

  36. Joan motas says:

    Cross fingers!!!:) hopefully I’m the lucky one!

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