Soundstreams Canada present: The Music of Unsuk Chin

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Date:
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Time:
3:00 pm
Price:
Starting at $37.50
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About This Event

Carla Huhtanen, soprano                     
Ghislaine Deschambault, soprano
Scott Belluz, countertenor
Guillaume Bourgogne, conductor 

Leslie Newman, flute & piccolo
Graham Mackenzie, oboe & English horn
Anthony Thompson
, clarinet, bass clarinet & E-flat clarinet
Fraser Jackson, bassoon/contrabassoon
Mikhailo Babiak, horn
Mike Fedyshyn, trumpet
Isabelle Lavoie, trombone tenor/bass
Ryan Scott, percussion
Michelle Colton, percussion
John Hess, piano/harpsichord
Stephanie Chua, keyboard
Rob MacDonald, guitar
Sanya Eng, harp
Erika Raum, violin
Emily Kruspe, violin
Keith Hamm, viola
David Hetherington, cello
Brian Baty, bass
Christopher Dawes, vocal coach
Adam Scime, technician

Sounds from the dream world – virtuosic, ironic, mischievous, and dramatic. Soundstreams, closes the Festival with The Music of Unsuk Chin, one of contemporary music’s most sought-after creators, who renders in sound the “visions of immense light” she sees in her dreams. The concert includes Chin’s Cantatrix Sopranica, a playful exploration of the act of singing for two sopranos, countertenor, and ensemble featuring singer Carla Huhtanen, and “Advice From a Caterpillar,” an excerpt from her dazzling opera Alice in Wonderland. It’s All Forgotten Now (world premiere) and Love Locked Out, two works by Canada’s Chris Paul Harman, who shares Chin’s affinity for transforming familiar source materials with musical language that is fresh, vivid, and thrillingly modern, are also on the program. Both pieces, one of which will be a world premiere, are inspired by the 1930s popular songs of Al Bowlly. Guillaume Bourgogne conducts a virtuoso ensemble.

Stay after the concert for a post-show chat with Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney and artists from the concert.

Program:
Unsuk Chin: Cantatrix Sopranica
Unsuk Chin: “Advice From a Caterpillar” from Alice in Wonderland
Chris Paul Harman: Love Locked Out
Chris Paul Harman: It's All Forgotten Now (world premiere)
Ray Noble (arr. Chris Paul Harman): It's All Forgotten Now)

It’s All Forgotten Now by Chris Paul Harman co-commissioned by Stanley H. Witkin and The Royal Conservatory of Music/Koerner Hall.

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*Full Festival Passes include a choice of Canadian Art Song Project OR Cecelia String Quartet on May 25.

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The 21C Music Festival is made possible through the generous support of Michael and Sonja Koerner.