November 9 & November 10, 2011

Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre — Goldcorp Centre for the Arts — SFU

149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Turning Point Ensemble

Photo: Tim Matheson.

Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs from 1964 is one of the magical works of chamber music of the 20th century. Berio’s playful and captivating anthology of 11 songs explores the cultural roots of music from around the world including Kentucky, Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Sicily and Berio’s own creations. Toronto’s Fides Krucker prepared Folk Songs under the guidance of Berio. Her remarkable voice and electrifying presence are fully engaged by this extraordinary piece.

The program will also feature the premiere of a major new piece, Chamber Symphony by Vancouver composer Dorothy Chang. This three-piece movement work is full of poetry and rhythmic vitality, inspired in turn by the shifting patterns of clouds, oceans and landscape of coastal Vancouver, the silent encircling of eagles overhead, and the urban energy and desity of the upward climbing city.

The sumptuous ‘four-course’ program will include the timbral virtuosity and visceral power of French composer Gerard Grisey’s Partiels, and cellist Ariel Barnes’ performance of Ana Sokolović’s spellbinding Vez.

Concert Dates

Programme

Composing in the Present!

The SMCQ has been moving in step with the lively rhythms of new music for almost fifty years. With its regular concert season, its Série hommage (Homage Series), an international festival, and a young listener’s programme, the society has served both as a platform for today’s composers and as a window on creative works for everyone.

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