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Event Archive - John Oswald, Turning Point Ensemble

Fri. January 27th 2017 Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7pm
Presented by: Turning Point Ensemble, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
In a musical spectacular, Turning Point Ensemble and arguably Canada’s boldest composer, John Oswald, pay tribute to two masters – Frank Zappa, the man, the myth and the moustache, and Edgard Varèse, one of the twentieth century’s great composers. Turning Point Ensemble will expand to 30 instruments to bring Zappa’s music to the PuSh Festival.

The concert will include Varèse’s rarely performed 1925 composition Intégrales for winds and percussion, and Zappa compositions from the Yellow Shark project, “Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat, Be-Bop Tango, Get Whitey, Outrage at Valdez, The Girl in the Magnesium Dress and G-Spot Tornado with new choreography by Rob Kitsos.

Hear the magnificent musicians of Turning Point Ensemble pay tribute to these iconic composers.


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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