I’m quite excited for this weekend’s music. There are two concerts happening, one on Saturday evening, and one on Sunday evening.
Saturday November 16th:
Britten’s America: Toronto composer and pianist Adam Sherkin opens the first of a three concert series exploring the music of 20th century composer Benjamin Britten. An all-piano program, consisting of some of Britten’s early music, two works by Sherkin himself, including a world premiere. Also on the program are Aaron Copland’s Piano Sonata (1941) and Canadian composer (and ethnomusicologist) Colin McPhee’s Balinese Transcriptions (1934).
The concert begins at 8 PM at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, with a 7:15 pre-concert chat.
Sunday November 17th:
Esprit puts on their second concert of the season alongside the Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan. Music by Alex Pauk, Lou Harrison, Chan Ka Nin, Andre Ristic, and Claude Vivier are on the program, as well as a premiere by Spanish-born, Canadian composer Jose Evanglista.
The concert begins at 8:00 PM in Koerner Hall, with a 7:15 PM pre-concert chat.
What are you waiting for? Go see some music!