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New Wave Festival

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Trinity St. Paul's Centre

427 Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON M5S 1X7

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A rendezvous, bridge, crucible, showcase, interface for young composers, performers, and audiences!

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NEW WAVE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG COMPOSERS

FREE to Esprit's Koerner Hall Subscribers

Single tickets and festival passes available at both Regular and Student pricing.

Three concerts, brand new music, panel talks with emerging composers & musicians, and an inspiring keynote address by renowned composer John Rea. Esprit Orchestra's New Wave Festival for young composers and musicians gives you a chance to connect with emerging artists who are already making waves in Toronto's music scene!

PLUS, FREE BEER!

Stick around after the finale concert for beer & snacks! Mingle with the festival artists, connect to the music community, and enjoy a FREE BEER sponsored by Goose Island Brewhouse! All 19+ Saturday evening ticket holders are welcome to attend.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME:

TIDAL WAVES - FRIDAY APRIL 17th | 8:00PM

Pre-Concert Artist Panel at 7pm

Alex Pauk, conductor | Eugene Astapov, conductor

VC2, cello duo (Amahl Arulanandam & Bryan Holt) | Michael Bridge, accordion

PROGRAMME:

Keiko Devaux (Canada) - Ebb (2018)

Quinn Jacobs (Canada) - Action Gallery (2020)*

Julia Mermelstein (Canada) - in turn (2017)

Chris Paul Harman (Canada) - Suite for Two Cellos (2019)**

Tze Yeung Oh (Norway) - Utrolig Varmt Vann (“extremely hot water”) (2016) for solo accordion

Edson Zampronha (Brazil) - Trazo (“stroke” as in brush stroke) (2014) for solo accordion

Stephanie Orlando (Canada) - phases of the moon (2019) for string orchestra

*World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra

**World Premiere commissioned by VC2

SONIC WAVES - SATURDAY APRIL 18th | 3:00PM

Alex Pauk, conductor
 | Eugene Astapov, conductor

Cameron Crozman, cello

PROGRAMME:

John Rea (Canada) - Accident (Tombeau de Grisey) (2004)

Misato Mochizuki (Japan) - Chimera (2000)

Žibuoklė Martinaitytė (Lithuania) - Completely Embraced by the Beauty of Emptiness (2006)

Jamie Li (Canada) - Title TBA (2020)*

Kaija Saariaho (Finland) - Sept Papillons (2000) for solo cello

Various Composers - Mystery Variations (2010)

Selections from a set of variations by 31 composers on the Chiacona by Giuseppe Colombi (1635 -1694) for solo cello

Colombi - Chiacona

Pascal Dusapin - 50 notes en 3 Variations 

Pablo Ortiz - Paloma

Magnus Lindberg - Duello

*World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra

ELECTRIC WAVES - SATURDAY APRIL 18th | 8:00PM

7:00PM Keynote Address by Renowned Composer, John Rea

Alex Pauk, conductor
 | Eugene Astapov, conductor | Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, conductor

Shannon Mercer, soprano | James O'Callaghan, electronics | Jennifer Nichols, choreographer/dancer | Cameron Crozman, cello

PROGRAMME:

James O’Callaghan (Canada) - Not non-other (2020) for orchestra and octophonic electronics

Nicole Lizée (Canada) - Sepulchre (2018) for string orchestra, percussion, piano and soundtrack

Alison Yun-Fei Jiang (Canada)- Snow Music (2020)*

Maurizio Azzan (France)- Where the here and now of nowhere is (2018) for cello, resonators, live electronics, and dancer

Christina Volpini (Canada)- waves, breaking, reflecting light (2020)**

Eugene Astapov (Canada) - A Still Life (2020) for soprano and orchestra with poetry by Russian poet Polina Barskova

*World Premiere: revision/expansion of "Temporal", originally commissioned by Esprit Orchestra

**World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra with generous support from the Ontario Arts Council

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427 Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON M5S 1X7

Canada

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