Turning Point Ensemble announces 2009/2010 season

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The Turning Point Ensemble announced its 2009/2010 season promising to continue its goal in providing musical experiences that “astonish, challenge and sustain” by linking transformative music of the past hundred years with bold new works.

Turning Point Ensemble“This is a most exciting season for Turning Point Ensemble. In addition to performing masterwork music of the past, we are continuing to present innovative music of today, hearing our world through the imagination of our peers – with no less than six large scale new works by leading BC and Canadian composers, while at the same time welcoming exciting guest musical and dance artists,” stated Co-Artistic Director, Jeremy Berkman.

The season opens with Of Time and Place, on October 2 & 4th at 8pm at Ryerson United Church, 2195 W. 45th, a colourful program featuring R. Murray Schafer’s Egyptian inspired Arcana for solo voice and ensemble (with guest vocal soloist Robyn Driedger-Klassen), and José Evangelista’s thrilling Alap and Gat. Also included are two premiers by Vancouver composers, Remember to Forget by Jaap Nico Hamburger and Variations on Exact Tension by Jacqueline Leggatt.

Son of Chamber Symphony, a virtuosic spectacular in three periods, is co-presented by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad at the Vancouver Playhouse for one evening only, February 24th at 8pm. The evening includes a blockbuster program of two phenomenal large-scale works – Chamber Symphony Op. 9 by Arnold Schoenberg, for 15 solo instruments, one of the masterpieces of the early 20th century and John Adams’ newly completed Son of Chamber Symphony. Completing the evening is the world premiere of a Chamber Concerto by John Oliver. The Oliver premiere is the first of three commissions developed with the assistance of Arts Partners for Creative Development, with the other two commissions to be premiered in the 2010/11 season.

The final concert Imprint is a daring site specific work for dancers, large music ensemble and telepresence technology. Turning Point Ensemble partners with Simon Fraser University to present a run of five performances of this unique program, which is part of the inaugural performances at the new Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre in the new SFU at Woodward’s, on June 17th through June 20th at 8pm and June 19th at 2pm. Three extraordinary premieres in the program include Minx by Rudolf Komorous, Cut Flowers, by Linda Catlin Smith with soprano, Phoebe MacRae
and Imprint by Owen Underhill, with guest choreography from Henry Daniel.

Tickets & Information

Individual ticket prices range from $15 – $35 with subscriptions also on sale.  To order tickets visit – http://www.turningpointensemble.ca/tickets or call 604-733-9023.

Tickets for Son of Chamber Symphony are only available through Ticketmaster at 604-280-4444 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.ca.

For further information visit http://www.turningpointensemble.ca



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