New Works for String Orchestra and VEE
ISCM 2017 World New Music Days
Friday, November 3, 2017; 7:30PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor) [map]
Single tickets $35 general / $25 senior / $15 student (includes taxes and venue surcharges)
Tickets are also available by calling 1.800.838.3006.
This fall, we welcome the world to Vancouver for ISCM World New Music Days 2017! As part of the celebration, VNM presents a selection of recent works for string orchestra by four composers, representing four different countries. The program will feature the world premiere of Linda Catlin Smith’s Orient Point (Canada), the Canadian premieres of Michiko Fukazawa’s Lemminkainen’s Mother (Japan), and Serena Teatini’s Mi Fa (Italy), and Jay Schwartz’s Music for Orchestra III (Germany/US).
Opening the evening will be the Canadian premiere of Suzuki Kotoka’s In Praise of Shadows (Canada) performed by members of the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble. Inspired by Junichiro Tanizaki’s essay of the same name, In Praise of Shadows is a eulogy for our collective loss of the tangible; a reflection on how modern life has become increasingly alienated from materiality as we push further into virtual and digital domains.