Winnipeg Symphony Showcases Canadian Music

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Evelyn Glennie, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, percussionist (Cambridge Newspapers Ltd.)

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra comes to Spring for Music with a program that reflects Canadian culture and the Manitoba province in particular.  WQXR's live broadcast starts at 7:30 pm.

Alexander Mickelthwate conducts three U.S. premieres in this concert: Derek Charke’s 13 Inuit Throat Song Games, a piece for throat singer Tanya Tagag and orchestra that was originally composed for Kronos Quartet. Mickelthwate calls it "the ultimate Canadian, Nordic experience," adding, "it sounds like sounds from 100,000 years ago. It's really ancient, prehistoric."

Composer-in-Residence Vincent Ho’s The Shaman: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (2011) also draws on indigenous cultures of Manitoba and features the Scottish soloist Evelyn Glennie, who premiered it in Winnipeg in a recent season.

Kicking things off is the First Symphony of R. Murray Schafer, one of Canada's most prominent composers.

Program Details:

  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
    Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director
  • Tanya Tagaq, Throat Singer
  • Dame Evelyn Glennie, Percussion
  • R. MURRAY SCHAFER Symphony No. 1 (US Premiere)
  • DEREK CHARKE 13 Inuit Throat Song Games (US Premiere)
  • VINCENT HO The Shaman: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (US Premiere)
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    Comments [3]

    Evelyn McGraw

    On the search engine Google for my Grandmother Evelyn McGraw I found the following information and would like it removed:

    Winnipeg Symphony Showcases Canadian Music - WQXR

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    WQXR‑FM

    May 8, 2014 - ... Live Broadcasts · The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase · Mixtapes ... Evelyn Glennie, percussionist (Cambridge Newspapers Ltd.) ... soloist Evelyn Glennie, who premiered it in Winnipeg in a recent season

    May. 23 2014 07:23 PM

    ^been

    You're welcome.

    :-)

    May. 08 2014 10:42 PM
    Bill Shead from Selkirk, Manitoba

    Wonderful! Wish we could have there.

    May. 08 2014 09:42 PM

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