April 5 & 6, 2018 Two Different Concerts at 8:00 pm at Orpheum Annex
Turning Point is excited to be part of the Sound of Dragon Festival this year! We will be performing with the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra from Taiwan conducted by Chih-Sheng Chen.
For these two evening performances that both feature different repertoire, we are welcoming Taiwan's finest large chamber ensemble to Vancouver. In this fascinating collaboration between Turning Point and the Little Giant, they will perform two different programs of inter-cultural works by Canadian, Taiwanese and international composers. And after the Sound of Dragon Festival, these two ensembles will meet again on the stage of Taiwan's National Concert Hall in June 2018!
January 19 & 20, 2018 Concert at Norman Rothstein Theatre.
For early 2018, we are excited to bring you Radio Rewrite: The Music of Jonny Greenwood, Steve Reich, Olivier Messiaen & Christopher Butterfield. Not only the lead guitarist for one of the world's greatest bands, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is an innovative composer for concert and film. Turning Point Ensemble will pay tribute to his work and that of Olivier Messiaen, who were both inspired by the ondes Martenot (an early-20th century proto-synthesizer). We'll also perform an homage to Radiohead created by contemporary master Steve Reich and a world premiere by Victoria-based composer Christopher Butterfield.
November 6, 2017 Concert at 7:30 pm at Roundhouse.
We are proud to share the stage with the Ensemble contemporain de Montreal (ECM+) conducted by Véronique Lacroix.
Together, two of Canada’s top ensembles will perform compositions from around the world. First, you will hear the premiere of Canadian composer Ana Sokolović’s new violin concerto, Evta performed by Andréa Tyniec and ECM+ with other exciting compositions. Next up, we will offer you the surrealistic fairy tale that is Serbian composer Isidora Žebeljan’s Needle Soup plus more beautiful pieces from composers from all over the world.
November 6, 2017 Concert at 12 noon at Roundhouse.
How do we find honour in struggle? Join us for this world premiere performance from Vancouver composer Rita Ueda and librettist Rodney Robertson where we will offer you a compelling new vision of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.
Turning Point Ensemble with Willy Miles-Grenzberg, Guest Vocalist