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Event Archive - End of Time: Alexina Louie Ι Olivier Messiaen: Turning Point Ensemble

Fri. November 28th 2008 @  Ryerson United Church (All Ages)
8:00 PM doors at 7:00 PM
$25 Regular, $20 Senior, $15 Students.
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Presented by: Turning Point Ensemble
Friday, November 28, 2008 8:00 PM
Ryerson United Church, 2195 W. 45 Ave, Vancouver
7pm Artist Talk with Alexina Louie

Presented in association with BC 150

The Turning Point Ensemble marks the centenary of the extraordinary French composer Olivier Messiaen with a performance of Quartet for the End of Time played by clarinetist François Houle, violinist Marc Destrubé, cellist Peggy Lee, and pianist Jane Hayes. This iconic work. composed and premiered in a prisoner-of-war camp in 1940/41, is described by New Yorker critic, Alex Ross, as, “the most ethereally beautiful music of the twentieth century.” Joining the Messiaen are three dynamic and colourful large ensemble pieces by one of Canada’s most skillful and internationally respected composers, Alexina Louie. The soloist in Louie’s Winter Music is violist, David Harding, and Ricochet features trombonist, Jeremy Berkman.


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Turning Point Ensemble

The Turning Point Ensemble is a large chamber ensemble with a core of 20 players that specializes in presenting music composed during the past hundred years, linking the music of earlier times to the music of today with thoughtful programming and outstanding performance. We are especially interested in collaborating on interdisciplinary work where... more info
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