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The Génération2016 program consists of four premieres by prizewinning ‘emerging’ Canadian composers: With a mandate to encourage and support young musical creativity, the ECM+ has created Generation, a project that offers young composers a platform and a tool for professional and musical education. The only project of its kind in Canada, Generation discovers the next generation’s composers and provides them with a unique environment for musical research and exploration involving live experimentation with musicians.

Crossing Canada from West to East for the 9th time since 2000, the ECM+’s Génération2016 Canadian tour, conducted by Véronique Lacroix and hosted by Gabriel Dharmoo, presents a new edition of this legendary project.

 
 

Under the Microscope


Under the Microscope


 
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UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Inspired musicians focus on their favourite solos, duos, and small chamber works

 

Flute – Brenda Fedoruk

English horn – David Owen

Clarinet – AK Coope

Bassoon – Ingrid Chiang

Trumpets – Marcus Goddard, Tom Shorthouse

Trombone – Jeremy Berkman

 

Harp – Heidi Krutzen

Piano – Jane Hayes

Violins – Marc Destrubé, Mary Sokol Brown

Viola – Marcus Takizawa

Cello – Ariel Barnes

Bass – David Brown

 
 

Frank Zappa meets Varèse and Oswald


Frank Zappa meets Varèse and Oswald


 
 

We know Frank Zappa as a daring innovator, synonymous with audacity, virtuosity and crazy inventiveness. But as a youth he cut his teeth on Edgard Varèse, one of the twentieth century’s great composers.

In this musical spectacular, arguably Canada’s boldest composer John Oswald and the Turning Point Ensemble pay tribute to both masters. Excerpts from Frank Zappa’s The Yellow Shark, completed just before his passing, will be performed; which includes some of his most beloved and outré works, including “The Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat” and “The Girl in the Magnesium Dress ” Varèse gets a stunning tribute as well; the ensemble will play two works from the mid-twenties that show just how far ahead of his time he was.

Zappa and Varèse are two of the most striking musical figures of the last century, and Oswald and the ensemble are just the artists to give them their musical due. Put one of our best avant-garde composers together with a group of 30 instrumentalists and you have the perfect complement to these two geniuses.

There’s a paradox here: this is a look back at the musical past in which the works themselves were futuristic. Zappa and Varèse are ahead of their time even in death, and in this performance their mad innovations get the honour they deserve.

 
 
 
 

Jazz Festival


Jazz Festival