Véronique Lacroix, the dynamic founding director of the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, curates a program of colourful and compelling music by some of Canada’s finest contemporary composers. Sokolović’s music affectionately conjures childhood memories of a merry-go-round. Gilbert’s concerto is both dazzling and haunting, with translucent percussion sonorities filling the air. Ricketts' spacious and dramatic concerto gradually reveals a spellbinding narrative. Two bold works for solo instruments explore the sonic beauties and expressive possibilities of the harp and the tam-tam.
Program to Include
VINCENT HO Sandman's Castle
MATTHEW RICKETTS Piano Concerto No. 2 “Méloscuro” (ESO Premiere)
NICOLAS GILBERT Moment de joie en coupe transversale (Concerto for Marimba and Vibraphone) (ESO Premiere)
KATI AGÓCS Every Lover Is a Warrior
ANA SOKOLOVIĆ Ringelspiel (ESO Premiere)
Program subject to change.
This concert will not include an intermission.
Cosette Justo Valdés, Conductor
Roger Admiral, Piano (ESO Debut)
Jacob Kryger, Marimba and Vibraphone
Nora Bumanis, ESO Harp