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
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.
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.