Esprit Orchestra Presents: Play

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JOIN US for our second concert of the season! Our program features Canadian premieres of outstanding works by British composer Thomas Adès, as well as Andrew Norman, today's fastest-rising young American composer. Also featured on the program is music by renowned Canadian composer John Rea.

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Andrew Norman - Play* (2014)

Thomas Adès - Tevot** (2007)

John Rea - Zefiro torna (Zephyr Returns) (1994)

Alex Pauk, conductor

*Canadian Premiere
*Canadian Premiere generously sponsored with funding from The Koerner Foundation

Concert Sponsor: Anonymous
Season Sponsor: BMO Financial Group


Rea's Zephyr, a gentle wind relieving us from storm and stress, takes listeners to sublime destinations. Adès' one-movement symphony, with its astonishing, subtly-layered orchestral sonorities, draws inspiration from the word Tevot, which means bars of music in Hebrew and also, in the Bible, is the ark of Noah and the cradle in which the baby Moses is carried on the river. Norman, today's fastest-rising young American composer, in his kaleidoscopic 45-minute, three-movement work (Levels 1, 2 & 3), encompasses various meanings of play - some light-hearted, some sinister, with musical ideas furiously richocheting off one another.

Enhance your concert experience with a Pre-Concert Chat hosted by Juno Award-winning Canadian composer Alexina Louie. Begins at 7:15pm!
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By: Esprit Orchestra