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Turning Point Ensemble is delighted to be partnering with NU:BC Collective in presenting an innovative concert of instrumental music featuring the premieres of a new works by the eclectic and playful San […]




A Curio Box – A Fully Integrated Experience of Music and Culinary Arts

Celebrating the conclusion of the 10th anniversary season, Turning Point Ensemble along with L’Abattoir is presenting a special artistic collaboration – Tasting Notes.

Integrating the excellence of both Turning Point Ensemble and L’Abattoir provides an all-embracing experience of tasting extraordinary musicianship with exceptional wines and delicious appetizers, providing a sumptuous magical evening.


The event is two fold, on Sunday June 5th beginning with a concert at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts @ 5:00pm, followed by Tasting Notes at L’Abattoir @ 6:30 – 8:30pm – pairing incredible music with exceptional wine and canapés.

The concert will provide an up close setting for the audience seated around the ensemble as they experience the virtuosity and musicianship of cellist Ariel Barnes and TPE. Included is a performance of Hindemith’s scintillating and inventive Kammermusik Nr. 3 for solo cello and ensemble and the world premiere of

Cello Concerto: Curio Box by TPE Artistic Director Owen Underhill. Underhill has written this work especially for Ariel Barnes and the Turning Point Ensemble as a gift honouring the ten-year anniversary.

Renowned L’Abattoir’s Wine Director Lisa Haley has carefully paired chosen wines and canapés that include:

  The Hatch Screaming Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc with Beetroot and tellegio salad

Wachau Grüner Veltliner with Yellowtail tartare, grapefruit, coriander

Nichol 9 Mile – Pinot Noir & St. Laurent with Crispy pork croquette, fresh apple, mustard

Emeliana Novas with Lamb tenderloin, bell pepper condiment, mint



Enhancing this musical culinary experience, Alfredo Santa Ana, outstanding Canadian Mexican composer, has composed miniature works to accompany each wine based on the sommelier’s description.




Tasting Notes $150

Concert Only   $ 50




Proceeds from our Tasting Notes Fundraiser support our exciting concerts and youth education programs.

**Partial tax receipts will be issued.

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Notes from Owen…

We started rehearsing for our special tenth anniversary concert yesterday and today.  It was exciting to hear my new Cello Concerto come to life and it is a privilege to work with […]


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