Concert: Vancouver Snapshots 125
Saturday, September 10, 2011 8pm
Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (map)
The Turning Point Ensemble presents an album of “sonic snapshots” of Vancouver’s musical traditions – a meeting and intermingling of east and west with our guests, The Orchid Ensemble (Lan Tung & Jonathan Bernard) and soprano Heather Pawsey (solo).
Vancouver Snapshots 125 will bring to life the pre-modern, modern and post-modern through musical snapshots of Vancouver’s past to the present day. With the help of the Orchid Ensemble, the vibrant Chinese cultural experience in Vancouver will be revealed, along with music of Vancouver composers representing the past 125 years including Jean Coulthard, Robert Barclay, Arthur Benjamin, Barbara Pentland, Barry Truax, Alexina Louie, Stephen Chatman, R. Murray Schafer, Jocelyn Morlock, Zhuo Rhi-Shi and others.
Free Vancouver 125 Symposium with David Gordon Duke
Saturday, September 10 1pm – 3:30pm
Roundhouse Community Centre, Meeting Room B
David Gordon Duke – resident Vancouver historian – chairs an enlightening and engaging afternoon symposium with guest panelists William Bruneau, Janet Danielson and George Laverock. Vancouver’s earliest cultural influences and contributions to concert music will be explored. Little known facts and connections over the past century of Vancouver’s life in music will be revealed. Students, young and old, of history, culture, art, music, design and ‘Vancouver society’ will find something to delight them here. Come and meet our panelists. Don’t miss this rare and remarkable opportunity!
Concert: Snapshots at Sun Yat-Sen
Sunday, September 11, 2011 2pm-3pm
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall Street (map)
Turning Point Ensemble, with guests the Orchid Ensemble and soprano Heather Pawsey will perform music that illustrates the rich Chinese Cultural traditions unique to Vancouver.
Free Admission as part of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants program and the participation of the Government of Canada
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