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Event Details
  • 11 Jan 2020

    Saturday 7:30 pm

    Chan Centre at UBC


Approx. 90 Minute Performance


  • Nicole Lizée
    Behind the Sound of Music for Orchestra and Glitch
  • Unsuk Chin
    Violin Concerto
  • Kaija Saariaho
    D'om le vrai sens

A trio of 21st  Century masterpieces by three of the most outstanding and original composers of our day. Canadian star, Nicole Lizee, 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.

6:30PM – 7:30PM  Experience a Sound Installation by Canadian YouTube star Andrew Huang.

6:45PM – 7:05PM  Join Maestro Otto Tausk and the soloists on stage for a pre-concert chat.

9:00PM  Following the concert, join us for drinks and mingling with the artists and music from the DJ.

This concert is part of the 2020 VSO New Music Festival: (re)creations.

  • 11 Jan 2020

    Saturday 7:30 pm

    Chan Centre at UBC


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