The Tenth Acadia New Music Festival February 1– 3, 2018
Ana Sokolović , Composer in Residence Featuring: the WIRED! Ensemble conducted by Mark Hopkins, the Charke/Cormier Duo, the Acadia Wind Ensemble, the Acadia Youth Band, the Acadia Symphonic Band, plus students and faculty from Acadia's School of Music. Derek Charke and Mark Hopkins Co-directors
The ANMS is proud to present our 10th New Music Festival! This year we have a number of exciting events. Ana Sokolovic, our composer in residence, will be in attendance for the duration of the festival. We are featuring some of the top classical new music performers in the province. Our GALA concert is on Thur. Feb. 1 and is not to be missed—nor of course are any of the other events! All events on the campus of Acadia University, Wolfville, NS. Concerts with entrance fee, pay at the door (cash only).
Gérard Grisey / Vortex Temporum (I & II) WIRED! Ensemble (Click here for more information on WIRED!) Mark Hopkins, Conductor Derek Charke, Flute Eileen Walsh, clarinet Gillian Smith, violin Susan Sayle, viola Norman Adams, cello Simon Docking, piano
Ana Sokolovic is a Montreal-based composer of Serbian origin whose contemporary pieces have won several awards in Canada. Her music has been performed at London’s Royal Opera House and Montreal’s Conservatory of Music. Sokolovic is the first woman composer to create an operatic work for the Canadian Opera Company. Sokolovic was also a nominee for the Juno Awards of 2017.
Gérard Grisey's music is often considered to belong to the genre of spectral music. Grisey won the highly coveted Prix de Rome. Vortex Temporum, the work presented on this concert is a tour-de-force, featuring Simon Docking on Piano with the WIRED! Ensemble, conducted by Mark Hopkins.
Friday February 2, 2018
4:00 to 5:00 pm AMFIG The Acadia Music Faculty Improv Group KC Irving Garden Room $ FREE
7:30 pm COMPOSERS CONCERT KC Irving Garden Room $ FREE Featuring newly composed music by Acadia Students
Saturday February 3, 2018
2:00 to 3:00 pm CHARKE - CORMIER DUO Derek Charke, flute and Eugene Cormier, guitar KC Irving Garden Room $ FREE
Derek Charke / Ex Tempore Adam Langille / Prime Empire (world premiere) Béla Bartók / Rumänische Volkstänze