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Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor Street West
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All concerts 8:00 pm
(7:15 Pre-Concert Chats)
Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory

Con Brio

Sunday October 4, 2015

8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 pm Pre-Concert Chat

Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor Street West

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Programme


Zosha Di Castri (Canada) Lineage (2013)
Jörg Widmann (Germany) Con Brio (2008)
Omar Daniel (Canada) Sinfonia Concertante* (2015)
Mehetapja Meeli Unistus (The Husband Killer's Dream)
Thomas Adès (England) Dances from Powder Her Face** (2007)

Featuring:
Alex Pauk – conductor


Esprit’s virtuosity shines in Widmann’s astonishingly effervescent translation of fast, furious characteristics from Beethoven symphonies into a torrent, at breakneck speed, in his own tonal language. Daniel’s thriller, likewise virtuosic, uses ancient Estonian folk idioms and is inspired by the Nordic myth of the husband killer. To keep memories of another generation alive, Di Castri creates sounds of a fictitious culture to re-imagine places and traditions in an ever-evolving narrative. Adès’ suite of a witty, high-camp tango, waltz and foxtrot carries listeners into the surreal the world of his 1995 chamber opera Powder Her Face which recounts the sex scandal and gossip surrounding the Duchess of Argyll in mid-20th century British aristocracy.


*World Premiere - commissioned by Esprit with funding from Ontario Arts Council
**Performance generously supported with funding from The Koerner Foundation


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