Esprit Orchestra, Conducted by Alex Pauk, Presents: GRAND SLAM!

March 24, 2019
8:00PM
Starting at
$20.00
Venue
Genre
New Music
Orchestra
Presenter
Esprit Orchestra
Royal Subscription Event
Rush Program
Group Sales
Group Sales Icon
Support Person
Support Person Icon
Hotel and Dining
Low Ticket Number

Christopher Thornborrow (Canada)                                   Trompe l'œil (2019)**
Maki Ishii (Japan)                                                                            Afro Concerto (1982)
Unsuk Chin (Korea)                                                                       Cello Concerto (2006; rev. 2013)*

Alex Pauk – conductor
Ryan Scott — percussion
Joseph Johnson — cello

*Canadian Premiere **World Premiere

A powerful work for percussion and orchestra, Ishii’s Afro Concerto, mixing cultural inflections, provides the impetus for this concert and is a spectacular musical blast for our season finale. Thornborrow’s piece attests to Esprit’s promise of building strong relationships with composers resulting in impressive works for our stage. Exploring the cello’s lyric qualities in spite of its astounding technical difficulties, Chin’s concerto will cast a spell over everyone with its floating, dream-like sequences, flickering impulses of musical lightening, frenetic and at times motoric drive, long-spun melodies as well as orchestral accompaniments be they aggressive explosions of colour or delicate accompanying auras. Ultimately the soloist takes us floating into the stratosphere at the end.

Click here for more information about Esprit Orchestra.