Sunday, January 26, 2014
8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 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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Commission Sponsor: The Koerner Foundation
Samy Moussa - guest conductor
Bryan Cheng - cello
Gabriel Prokofiev – guest composer
(Roger D. Moore Visiting Composer
at the UofT Faculty of Music)
In collaboration with University of Toronto
|SAMY MOUSSA||New Work - Esprit commission - World Premiere|
|ZOSHA DI CASTRI||Strange Matter for ensemble|
|GABRIEL PROKOFIEV||Movement from Cello Concerto|
“Up”, “down” and “strange” quarks and gluons are presumed to exist in the “strange matter” of physics. Di Castri’s composition parallels this notion with musical materials swirling in her mind (never balancing as expected).
London-based Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of Sergei, with his background as a producer of hip-hop, grime and electro records infusing his composition, is one of today’s most distinctive voices in new classical music.
Samy Moussa joins us to conduct the premiere of his new work along with music by Ruzika. Moussa’s musicianship is rapidly being recognized, appreciated and rewarded internationally.
Little known in North America, Ruzika is a highly regarded German conductor, composer and teacher who has held some of the most important artistic directorships of orchestras, opera companies and music festivals in Europe.
In Graffiti, Berlin-based Chin celebrates the idea of street art in a kaleidoscopic manner with a piece full of exquisite colour washes, cascades of bells and gongs and urgent brass chords.