- Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as part of the 2020 VSO New Music Festival
A trio of 21st Century masterpieces by three of the most outstanding and original composers of our day. Canadian star, Nicole Lizée, re-imagines iconic scenes from The Sound of Music set to her own unique soundscape; Unsuk Chin is Korea’s most celebrated living composer, her rhapsodic Violin Concerto brought her international acclaim; the works of Kaja Saariaho (“sonic images of magnetic power” – The Guardian) magnificently evoke the distinctive colours and atmospheres of her native Finland.
Chin and Saariaho’s pieces are here (re-)interpreted by the original soloists – German-Korean violinist, Viviane Hagner and Finnish clarinetist, Kari Kriikku (“A physically flamboyant player of Olympian virtuosity” – New York Times) – who inspired the concertos and gave their world premieres. A world-class new music experience for Vancouver, and significant chapter in the VSO’s Women’s Voices initiative.
Join us for a pre-concert chat 45 minutes before concert time and a post-concert Q&A immediately following.
Nicole Lizée Behind the Sound of Music for Orchestra and Glitch
Unsuk Chin Violin Concerto
Kaija Saariaho D’om le vrai sens
Approx. 90 Minute Performance