Turning Point Ensemble is a dynamic group of some of Canada’s most exceptional musicians. Vancouver’s premiere chamber orchestra presents three innovative concerts for its 2014/20145 season that are in keeping with the core mandate and strengths of the Turning Point Ensemble presenting bold, distinctive music of the 20th composer/conductor Owen Underhill, Artistic Director.
Date: Friday, September 19th at 8:00pm
Location: Vancouver Playhouse at 600 Dunsmuir, Vancouver
The season launches with a colourful and engaging concert, with an exciting collection of works that evoke imaginary worlds and remembered worlds. Experience the range of works that include a Viennese Kaiser Waltz (Strauss/Schoenberg), folk music of Korean street markets (Unsuk Chin), Vancouver’s early Chinatown (arranged Mark Armanini), the melancholy world of Canadian composer Claude Vivier, and the premiere of Le jour ma nuit by Tajik/Canadian composer Farangis Nurulla-Khoja.
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015 & Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8:00pm
Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver
A chamber arrangement of Saint-Saëns’ playful Carnival of the Animals is the centre piece of “Carnival” with a program which includes Paul Hindemith’s brilliant Kammermusik Nr. 3 for cello and ten instruments (soloist Ari Barnes), a premiere from Vancouver’s Jocelyn Morlock, and Debussy’s iconic Prelude for the Afternoon of a Faun.
Masque Early and New: A Musical Time Capsule
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30pm & Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:30pm
Location: The Telus Studio at The Chan Centre
Connecting music across the centuries with contemporary works that reference and reinterpret music of the past including Britten’s Lachrymae (Marcus Takizawa, viola), a new work from genre-transcending jazz artist Tony Wilson, Bradshaw Pack’s Piano Inclinato di Galileo, an arrangement of the 14th composer Ockeghem by Birtwistle, and Peter Maxwell Davies’ Seven in Nomine.
Experience innovative music, new works, exquisite musicianship, stellar concerts, and intriguing programs with Turning Point Ensemble. Season subscriptions are on sale now for $105 (adults), $99 (seniors), $30 (students). Individual show tickets are currently on sale for the first production, Imaginary Worlds.
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For the second year, Turning Point Ensemble has offered up a season subscription to one lucky Miss604 reader to enjoy contemporary music and a fabulous night out in Vancouver throughout the year. The prize include a pair of tickets to each of their 2014/2015 shows. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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Update The winner is Bob Strain!