The Shaman | Arctic Symphony

The Shaman | Arctic Symphony

By Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Released
Friday, October 13, 2017
Centrediscs / Centredisques

Centrediscs is pleased to present / Centredisques est heureux de présenter:

The Shaman
Arctic Symphony

Music by Vincent Ho

Dame Evelyn Glennie
Nunavut Sivuniksavut Performers
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Micklethwate, conductor

In this exciting new CD, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) performs two monumental works by critically acclaimed composer Vincent Ho – The Shaman: Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra, and Arctic Symphony. Recorded live by CBC Radio and digitally re-mastered, these world premiere performances highlight Ho’s creative achievements during his years as the WSO’s composer-in-residence (2007-2014).

The Shaman is a tour-de-force concerto inspired by the traditions of shamanism and written for renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. Arctic Symphony is Ho’s heartfelt musical portrait of the Northern region and features the Nunavut Sivuniksavut Performers. Together, they form two of Ho’s most important works from his orchestral oeuvre. Also included: a special “Forward” by Oscar-winning composer John Corigliano.

Vincent Ho is a multi-award winning composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and theatre music. His works have been described as “brilliant and compelling” by The New York Times and hailed for their profound expressiveness and textural beauty, leaving audiences talking about them with great enthusiasm.

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