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    FRIDAY APRIL 17, 2020 | 8PM
  • Pre-Concert Artist Panel begins at 7:00PM

  • Keiko Devaux (Canada)

  • Quinn Jacobs (Canada)
    Action Gallery (2020)**
  • Julia Mermelstein (Canada)
    in turn (2017)
  • Chris Paul Harman (Canada)
    Suite for Two Cellos (2019)****
  • Tze Yeung Oh  (Norway)
    Utrolig Varmt Vann (“extremely hot water”) (2016)
    for solo accordion
  • Edson Zampronha (Brazil)
    Trazo (“stroke” as in brush stroke) (2014)
    for solo accordion
  • Stephanie Orlando (Canada)
    phases of the moon (2019)
    for string orchestra

    SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2020 | 3PM
  • Matinee Concert

  • John Rea (Canada)

    Accident (Tombeau de Grisey)
  • Misato Mochizuki (Japan)
    Chimera (2000)
  • Žibuoklė Martinaitytė (Lithuania)
    Completely Embraced by the Beauty of Emptiness (2006)
  • Jamie Li (Canada)
    New Work (2020)**
  • Kaija Saariaho (Finland)
    Sept Papillons (2000)
    for solo cello
  • Various Composers
    Mystery Variations (2010)
    From a set of variations by 31 composers on the Chiacona by Giuseppe Colombi (1635 -1694) for solo cello
    Colombi - Chiacona
    Pascal Dusapin - 50 notes en 3 variations
    Pablo Ortiz - Paloma
    Magnus Lindberg - Duello

    SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2020 | 8PM
  • Keynote address by renowned composer, John Rea begins at 7:00PM

  • James O'Callaghan (Canada)

    Not non-other
    for orchestra and octophonic electronics
  • Alison Yun-Fei Jiang (Canada)
    Snow Music (2020)*****
  • Maurizio Azzan (France)
    Where the here and now of nowhere is (2018)
    for cello, resonators, live electronics, and dancer
  • Christina Volpini (Canada)
    waves, breaking, reflecting light (2020)***
  • Eugene Astapov (Canada)
    A Still Life (2020)
    for soprano and orchestra (poetry by Russian poet Polina Barskova)










**World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra
***World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra with generous support from the Ontario Arts Council
****World Premiere commissioned by VC2
*****World Premiere: revision/expansion of “Temporal”, originally commissioned by Esprit Orchestra