I Hit My Head and Everything Changed

  • Sunday October 6, 2019
    8:00pm Concert / 7:15pm Pre-Concert Chat
  • Koerner Hall,
    TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning,
    273 Bloor St. W.
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  • Thomas Adès (England)
    Overture to "The Tempest" op.22a (2004)
    for orchestra
  • Brian Harman (Canada)
    I Hit My Head and Everything Changed (2019)**
    for orchestra with video art projections by Moira Ness
  • Alexina Louie (Canada)
    Love Songs for a Small Planet (1989)
    for chamber choir, harp, percussion & string orchestra
  • Hans Abrahamsen (Denmark)
    Left, alone (2015)*
    for piano (left hand) and orchestra

Presentation of 2019 Canada Council Molson Prize in the Arts to Alexina Louie will take place during the concert.

*Canadian Premiere
**World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra with generous support from the Ontario Arts Council

A blast of powerful orchestral sound, Adès’ opera overture provides for the dramatic launch of Esprit’s season. Harman’s integration of video art projections inspired by his collaboration with artist Moira Ness, brings new treasure to multimedia orchestral life. One of Louie’s most expressive choral works embellishes her receiving the Molson Prize in the Arts and Abrahamsen’s compelling concerto for the left hand showcases Avan Yu as one of Canada’s hottest young pianists.

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TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
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Single tickets available as of September 3, 2019.


Programming subject to change without notice.