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Event Archive - Rudolf Komorous' The Mute Canary ft: Turning Point Ensemble (with), Daniel Cabena, Alexander Dobson, Anne Grimm, Christopher Butterfield, Owen Underhill

Fri. September 14th 2018 Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (All Ages)
7:30PM doors at 7PM

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Music: Classical
Turning Point Ensemble (TPE), the innovative chamber ensemble, is excited to be kicking off its season with the world premiere production of The Mute Canary, a new opera by 86-year-old Rudolf Komorous, one of the most fascinating contemporary composers of his generation. Owen Underhill conducts the one act opera featuring the stunning voices of Daniel Cabena, Alexander Dobson and Anne Grimm and expands the concert to include a retrospective of definitive Komorous compositions.

In addition to the one-act opera, the concert will feature three additional works by Komorous, his radical minimal composition Olympia (1964) as performed by Christopher Butterfield and Owen Underhill (both former students of Komorous), 23 Poems about Horses for narrator and ensemble based on the T’ang Dynasty poems of Li Po, and Fumon Manga (1987) for woodwind quintet.


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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

Anne Grimm

Soprano Anne Grimm is an internationally recognized performer known for her work in a varied and diverse repertoire. She has appeared extensively in Europe and North America with companies such as the Nationale Reisopera, Amsterdam Baroque Soloists and at the Festivals of Ambronay and Salzburg; the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Apollo’s Fire Cleve... more info