Sat Nov 17
UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Featuring: Joel Puckett Resident Composer
Paul Hung flute
Robert Taylor conductor
Jacob Pope and Lauren Visel graduate student conductors
Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon primi toni from Sacrae Symphoniae
Kathryn Salfelder Cathedrals
Joel Puckett Shadow of Sirius
Joel Puckett that secret from the river
7:30 pm, Chan Centre
$8 available at tickets.ubc.ca, in person at the Chan Centre, or call 604-822-2697.
FREE Rush Tickets for UBC Students available, in person only at the Chan Centre Ticket Office, starting two hours before the performance. Valid UBC Student ID required.
The UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble performed Shadow of Sirius in 2013, featuring our (then) new flute teacher, Christie Reside. Now her DMA student, Paul Hung, is performing the work. Five years later, there are even some students performing the piece who saw Christie’s performance and credit it as one of the reasons that came to UBC to study with her. One such person is UBC Music student Emily Richardson. I was the producer of the world premiere recording of “that secret from the river” by Northwestern University, and so I am very excited to be on the podium conducting that work and continuing my collaboration with Joel in this new role. This piece explores the passing of time in a unique way that I have never before heard or seen; the listener gets lost in the moment, absorbed by the colours washing around the room; it’s very deeply meaningful music.
There are also some interesting threads that run through the evening’s program:
A lot of the music will be performed antiphonally, with sounds coming at the audience from all around the concert hall. Gabrieli’s polychoral brass piece that opens the concert will take the audience back to St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, where Renaissance instrumentalists performed the first “Dolby Digital surround sound.” Salfelder’s Cathedrals is a modern take on the Gabrieli, which deconstructs the main motives in a neo-minimalist work that features brass in the choral loft. Shadow of Sirius features the flute soloist on stage, with six flutes surrounding the audience, singing out from the balcony boxes.
~Robert Taylor conductor