Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Canada’s self-described Disruptor Conductor and musical activist, leads four visionary new orchestral works composed in the last three tumultuous years. Zosha di Castri, our 2002 Young Composer Project creator, explores how we experience the passage of time in her latest work. Derrick Skye’s tone poem integrates musical practices from different cultures. Esa-Pekka Salonen’s ravishing fantasy evokes a surreal ballroom scene and is full of virtuosity, ecstasy, and good humour. And you’ll revel in the joy of our 2023 Young Composer Project creator, who will experience the thrill of hearing his music being performed for the very first time.
Program to Include
DERRICK SKYE Flames Nursed the Rose (2021) (ESO Premiere)
BEN GARTLY Redemption Sought (2023) (World Premiere of an ESO Young Composer Project commission)
ZOSHA DI CASTRI Time-Time-Time (2022) (ESO Premiere)
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Saltat sobrius: Fantasy upon Sederunt Principes (2020) (ESO Premiere)
Program subject to change.
This concert will not include an intermission.
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor
Wakefield Brewster aka Da Lyrical Pitbull, Poet & Spoken Word Artist