Date
Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 7:30pm
Featuring
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Gwen Hoebig
Mike Kemp
Winnipeg Singers
Animals As Leaders
DJ Tony Neu
Location
Centennial Concert Hall
Address
555 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
 
Advance Cost
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The WSO’s new Music Director Daniel Raiskin takes the podium in his first full WNMF program, giving Winnipeg a taste of his wide-ranging musical vision. A noted advocate of contemporary music, Maestro Raiskin is joined by his long-time collaborator, Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks, who serves as this year’s WNMF Distinguished Guest Composer.

Vasks’s music revels in stark contrasts – deeply intimate and mystical one moment, ferociously explosive the next. WSO concertmaster Gwen Hoebig performs the meditative Lonely Angel and the Winnipeg Singers join the orchestra for Dona Nobis Pacem, offering two pathos-laden aspects of Vasks’s musical vision.

The WSO also gives the world premiere of a new work one of Canada’s leading orchestral voices, Vivian Fung, already familiar to Winnipeg audiences, as well as Michael Daugherty’s fierce Raise the Roof, featuring WSO principal timpanist Mike Kemp.

Finally, WNMF doubles down on its collaboration with contemporary progressive metal pioneers Animals As Leaders, who join the WSO for the band’s orchestral debut, featuring a symphonic suite of some of their best known works arranged by WSO Composer-in-Residence (and relentless metalhead) Harry Stafylakis.

WORKS

Pēteris Vasks Lonely Angel ("Meditation") meditation for violin and string orchestra CANADIAN PREMIERE
Vivian Fung A Child’s Dream of Toys WORLD PREMIERE
Pēteris Vasks Dona Nobis Pacem for choir & string orchestra
Michael Daugherty Raise the Roof for timpani & orchestra CANADIAN PREMIERE
Animals As Leaders, arr. Harry Stafylakis Arithmophobia
WORLD PREMIERE ORCHESTRATIONS
Animals As Leaders, arr. Harry Stafylakis The Brain Dance
WORLD PREMIERE ORCHESTRATIONS
Animals As Leaders, arr. Harry Stafylakis Mind-Spun
WORLD PREMIERE ORCHESTRATIONS

POST-CONCERT RECEPTION
Piano Nobile 
DJ Tony Neu

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