Win Season Passes to Turning Point Ensemble

Comments 37 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 KMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 11:42am PDT

    Thanks for the contest!

  2. staceyMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 11:51am PDT

    wow these sound fantastic!

  3. KarenMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 1:14pm PDT

    Would love to be able to enjoy their season!

  4. Laura WMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 2:09pm PDT

    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. ErinMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 2:39pm PDT

    Sounds fun!

  6. LindaMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 3:20pm PDT

    Looks like a wonderful experience to look forward to.

  7. loriMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 8:12pm PDT

    wow – lovely prize!

  8. The ContestadoreMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 9:53pm PDT

    This sounds enjoyable!

  9. Andy C.Monday, August 19th, 2013 — 11:37pm PDT

    Miss the sounds of ensemble music

  10. DanaMonday, August 19th, 2013 — 11:59pm PDT

    Would love to go.

  11. Colm BTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 12:17am PDT

    Great prize!

  12. SwapnilTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 6:58am PDT

    Sound of Beautiful Music!

  13. CaitlinTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 10:57am PDT

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

  14. SanazTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 11:34am PDT

    This contest is great

  15. ErinTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 11:52am PDT

    This would be so awesome!

  16. SharylinTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 12:33pm PDT

    It would be wonderful to experience these concerts!

  17. Michael KwanTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 3:06pm PDT

    Count me in. 🙂

  18. JulianTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 5:28pm PDT

    Sounds fun.

  19. LindaTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 7:09pm PDT

    This is a wonderful contest! The Ensemble looks great!

  20. DenBTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 7:10pm PDT

    I would love to go.

  21. TracyTuesday, August 20th, 2013 — 10:26pm PDT

    Amazing prize!

  22. BeatriceWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 1:28pm PDT

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

  23. nathanWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 2:53pm PDT

    Sounds excellent!

  24. KathleenWednesday, August 21st, 2013 — 9:56pm PDT

    would love to win!

  25. KimThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 8:42am PDT

    This would be beyond amazing!

  26. LucThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 11:23am PDT

    Wonderful music, I’d like to attend!

  27. Bonnie MThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 3:22pm PDT

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

  28. meganThursday, August 22nd, 2013 — 10:04pm PDT

    Thanks for this!

  29. Brett JacksonFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 5:45am PDT

    mine mine mine

  30. Donna CheechooFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 5:46am PDT

    yes please

  31. KateFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 9:55am PDT

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

  32. Michelle W.Friday, August 23rd, 2013 — 11:27am PDT

    Looks great!

  33. MaryFriday, August 23rd, 2013 — 2:47pm PDT


  34. Teresa KSunday, August 25th, 2013 — 5:21pm PDT

    I’d love to go.

  35. DoraSunday, August 25th, 2013 — 9:10pm PDT

    Awesome musicians! Amazing prize!

  36. RoMonday, August 26th, 2013 — 3:51pm PDT

    This sounds really interesting!

  37. Joan motasFriday, August 30th, 2013 — 9:10pm PDT

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

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