Turning Point Ensemble (Vancouver, Canada)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Turning Point Ensemble and SFU Woodward’s
January 20, 2013 2:00PM + 8:00PM
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, 149 West Hastings Street
Bringing together an eclectic mix of groundbreaking artists, musicians and filmmakers, Cinema Musica is a live conversation between music and film—navigating compromise, exchange and inspiration between disciplines. The program features a live synchronized arrangement of Arnold Schoenberg’s accompaniment to the film Pursuit, Fear, Catastrophe: Ruskin B.C by one of Vancouver’s most internationally respected visual artists Stan Douglas, alongside influential works by pioneer filmmakers Joris Ivens (1898-1989) and Stan Brakhage (1933-2003). A cornerstone of the program will be two premieres—one by composer and Turning Point Ensemble clarinetist François Houle working with West Coast video artists David and Hi-Jin Hodge, and one by Vancouver visual artist Judy Radul. Both new works will speak to the spirited artistic negotiation between live music and moving image, from the point of view of the musician and visual artist respectively.
>>Conductor Owen Underhill has made Vancouver’s newest new-music ensemble a marvel of empathetic precision.<< The Georgia Straight
Turning Point Ensemble is a large chamber group with a core of 17 of Vancouver’s most highly skilled instrumentalists. Known for its outstanding musicianship, the ensemble was awarded the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award in Music (2011), the largest production prize for music in Canada. Turning Point has a mandate to increase the understanding and appreciation of music composed during the past hundred years, linking 20th century repertoire to contemporary works through thoughtful programming, innovative presentations and daring multidisciplinary performances.
Tickets: $35 | $33 | $10
Service charges apply. Eligible for PuSh Pass access.
Supported by Macquarie Private Wealth Inc.
Co-Artistic Directors Jeremy Berkman, Owen Underhill
Brenda Fedoruk, Flute | David Owen, Oboe | François Houle, Clarinet | Caroline Gauthier, Bass Clarinet | Ingrid Chiang, Bassoon & Contrabassoon | Benjamin Kinsman, Horn | Marcus Goddard, Trumpet | Jeremy Berkman, Trombone| Heidi Krutzen, Harp | Jane Hayes, Piano | Vern Grififths, Percussion | Marc Destrubé, Violin | Mary Sokol Brown, Violin | Marcus Takizawa, Viola | Ariel Barnes, Cello | David Brown, Bass | Owen Underhill, Conductor
Duration: 2 hr 30min, includes intermission