NEW ERA LAUNCH
Thursday, October 24, 2013
8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 pm Pre-concert talk
Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for
Performance and Learning, the Royal Conservatory of Music
273 Bloor Street West
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Teng Li - viola
|SAMY MOUSSA||Gegenschein and Zodiakallicht|
|R. MURRAY SCHAFER||No Longer Than Ten (10) Minutes|
|CLAUDE VIVIER||Zipangu for 13 strings|
|ALFRED SCHNITTKE||Concerto for Viola and Orchestra|
Samy Moussa composes in orchestral space like a painter varying the structure of the canvas by changing brush strokes and intensity of colour, meshing lines with blocks sound to create sonic clarity and recognizability.
Vivier’s extraordinary melody in Zipangu is continuously transformed through imaginative changes of string colours and blurred harmonic textures to produce a transcendental experience.
No Longer Than 10 Minutes reveals Schafer’s marvelous sense of humour through a masterful composition – a tongue in cheek comment on resistance to new compositions considered too long for anyone’s good.
Schnittke’s powerful response to a lifetime of dynamic social and political forces in Soviet Russia, abounds in musical influences and references conveyed through the intense virtuosity demanded of the soloist and orchestra.