New Works for String Orchestra and VEE - ISCM 2017 - Nov. 3, 2017

ISCM 2017 Composers - String Orchestra + VEE
New Works for String Orchestra and VEE – SOLD OUT!
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)

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.

World New Music Days 2017

String Orchestra
Violins I: Llowyn Ball, Marc Destrubé, Ellen Farrugia, Mark Ferris, Elyse Jacobson, Boris Ulanowicz
Violins II: Meredith Bates, Christine Lin, Molly MacKinnon, Janna Sailor, Cam Wilson
Violas: John Kastelic, Tony Kastelic, Sarah Kwok, Reg Quiring
Cellos: Doug Gorkoff, Marina Hasselberg, Finn Manniche, Shin-Jung Nam
Bass: David Brown, Meaghan Williams

Vancouver Electronic Ensemble
For In Praise of Shadows: Justin Devries, Matthew O’Donnell, Stefan Smulovitz
Ensemble: Ross Birdwise, Joda Clement, Justin Devries, Scott Gubbels, Lee Hutzulak, Constantine Katsiris, Julian La Brooy, O’Donnell, Stefan Smulovitz, prOphecy sun