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VSO New Music Festival: (Re)Creation
January 14, 2020
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 16, 2020
Maestro Otto Tausk and members of the VSO announced the program for the 2020 VSO New Music Festival (VSONMF).
The festival, with a theme of (Re)Creation, includes a concert of concerti performed by the artists who commissioned them, Max Richter’s re-imagining of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, remix master Nicole Lizée takes the reigns in a Carte Blanche concert with a redux version of her hit Perxploitation from last year’s festival, and Finnish clarinetist Kari Kriikku mashes together global traditions in his Bizarre Bazaar. Plus, major works by Kaija Saariaho, Insuk Chin, and Thomas Adès along with guest artists Vivianne Hagner, Vern Griffiths, Standing Wave, The Vancouver Youth Choir, the VSO School of Music’s Sinfonietta and the return of VSO Music Director Emeritus Bramwell Tovey for the closing performance.
At the launch, Tausk said, “for a lot of New Music the first performance is both its “premiere” and “dernière”. It’s written, played once or twice and then if a champion doesn’t carry it forward we don’t get a chance to discover it. For this year’s festival we decided to focus on some fantastic works already in existence from composers we greatly admire and to bring the artists who inspired their music to Vancouver to ‘re-create’ the original performances. Hence our theme of (Re-)Creation”.
Check the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra website for a complete listing, dates and showtimes.
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