8PM. A concert presentation of Belgrade-born, Montreal-based Ana Sokolovic’s stunning and intoxicating a capella opera for six female voices.
Music on Main (Vancouver, Canada)
Presented with Music on Main
January 21-22, 2013 8:00PM
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
Bar Opens at 7PM, Music starts at 8PM
Bar stays open afterward
Discover the unforgettable sound world of Ana Sokolovic’s Svadba/Wedding.
Svadba is a stunning and intoxicating showcase for six female voices. This a cappella opera takes place the night before a wedding, as girlfriends prepare the bride-to-be for her impending marriage.
New York’s Opera News says Svadba is “dazzlingly inventive, recalling in its vitality and tangy harmonies the kind of folk music popularized by Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares.” The Toronto Star calls Sokolovic’s intoxicating mix of Serbian folk song melodies, contemporary music sounds, and incessant rhythmic pulse “brimming with imagination.”
Belgrade-born, Montreal-based Ana Sokolovic is hailed internationally as one of Canada’s most important composers. Hot on the heels of her Queen of Puddings Music Theatre
Production winning Toronto’s Dora Award for Outstanding New Musical/Opera, Svadba is touring across Europe and Canada, culminating in this two-night only concert presentation in Vancouver.
Music on Main has become a mainstay in the artistic fabric of Vancouver, hailed by the UK’s Gramophone Magazine for programming that “provides western Canada with one of the finest windows onto the post-classical scene.” With their commitment to top-flight musicians and innovative concert formats, Music on Main has collaborated with the PuSh Festival on sold–out hits like Steve Reich’s Drumming (2009), So Percussion (2010), Terminal City Soundscape (2011) and Eve Egoyan Plays Simple Lines of Enquiry (2012).
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Music: Ana Sokolovic
Conductor: Dáirine Ní Mheadhra
Vocalists: Laura Albino, Carla Huhtanen, Andrea Ludwig, Shannon Mercer, Elizabeth Turnbull, Jacqueline Woodley
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