Christopher Goddard’s beguiling new work re-imagines the spellbinding gypsy song that opens act two of Bizet’s Carmen with its fluidity, exoticism and perpetual forward energy. The astounding virtuosity of saxophonist Wallace Halladay reveals the full extent of visiting Japanese guest composer Hosokawa’s exquisite creativity. Orion, this concert’s touchstone, is perhaps the most vivid expression of Claude Vivier’s musical state of “eternal homecoming”.
Toshio Hosokawa: Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra (Canadian Premiere)
Alison Yun-Fei Jiang: piece to be announced
Claude Vivier: Orion
Christopher Goddard: Les tringles des sistres tintaient (World Premiere)