30 AND COUNTING!
8:00 pm Concert | 7:15 Pre-concert talk
Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory
In the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor Street West
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Wallace Halladay, saxophone
Ryan Scott, percussion
|ERIK ROSS||Burn* concerto for saxophone, percussion and orchestra|
|ZOSHA DI CASTRI||Alba|
|MARIUS CONSTANT||TW. Z. (The Twilight Zone)|
|JIMI HENDRIX||Purple Haze|
*Esprit Commission and World Premiere
This Season Finale Concert combines the phenomenal energy of soloists Wallace Halladay (saxophone) and Ryan Scott (percussion) with Esprit’s musicians in the premiere of a virtuosic double concerto written for the occasion by Erik Ross. Montrealer Denis Gougeon has been commissioned to compose work not only to mark Esprit’s 30 years of commissioning, performing and promoting Canadian music, but to signal the start of our next 30 years with a great flourish of sound. In recent years, many have asked for repeat performances of two bonbons – iconic pieces in popular culture – specially arranged for Esprit. As a special treat, the concert includes Purple Haze and the theme from The Twilight Zone (among Esprit’s Greatest Hits). Making our bridge with the young generation is a performance of music by Zosha Di Castri, an ascending Canadian star of international importance.