Of Time & Flames: Poetry in Music
ESO New Music

Of Time & Flames: Poetry in Music

Curated by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser
Thursday, November 30, 2023 7:30 PM

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 SKYEFlames Nursed the Rose (2021) (ESO Premiere)
BEN GARTLYRedemption Sought (2023) (World Premiere of an ESO Young Composer Project commission)
ZOSHA DI CASTRITime-Time-Time (2022) (ESO Premiere)
ESA-PEKKA SALONENSaltat sobrius: Fantasy upon Sederunt Principes (2020) (ESO Premiere)

Program subject to change.

This concert will not include an intermission.

Featured Artists

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor
Wakefield Brewster aka Da Lyrical Pitbull, Poet & Spoken Word Artist

39 - Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.