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WNMF1 – ARDITTI MEETS THE WSO

Rihm, Haas, Neufeld & Norman

Not everything can be put into words. That is why it has been made into music.” – Wolgang Rihm

WNMF 2015 opens with a bang, oscillating between stasis and ecstasy. The Arditti Quartet, leaders of the musical avant-garde for the last 40 years, amaze in Wolfgang Rihm’s hedonistic Dithyrambe for string quartet and orchestra. Andrew Norman’s cathartic Unstuck will bring the stage alive with symphonic fireworks. George Friedrich Haas’s Traum in des Sommers Nacht will warp and stretch time as it breaks down sonic space, while Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire grounds it all with Breathing Black Ground (arr. Owen Pallet).

Concert Sponsor: Alpha Masonry

Artists

Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor

Arditti Quartet (Irvine Arditti, violin, Ashot Sarkissjan, violin, Ralf Ehlers, viola, Lucas Fels, cello)

Gwen Hoebig, solo violin

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Works

Andrew Norman (US) Unstuck (Canadian Premiere)

Wolfgang Rihm (DE) Dithyrambe for string quartet and orchestra (Canadian Premiere)

Sarah Neufeld (CA) (arr. Owen Pallett(CA)) Breathing Black Ground

Georg Friedrich Haas Traum in des Sommers Nacht (Canadian Premiere)

Pre-Concert

Panel (6:45 PM)
HOW DO YOU JUDGE A PIECE OF NEW MUSIC IN THE 21ST CENTURY?
Andrew Norman, Georg Friedrich Haas, Yuri Hooker, Meredith Johnson
Moderator: Alexander Mickelthwate

Performance (7:15 PM)
Brandon University
New Music Ensemble,
Megumi Masaki, director

Post-Concert

Q+A – Andrew Norman, Georg Friedrich Haas, Matthew Patton

Border Crossings magazine will co-host a Post-Concert party featuring DJ Tony Neu and launching their new issue with interviews of WNMF composers.

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