NOV. 17 & 18 @ 7:30PM
Fusing old with new, CHRONOSYNTHESIS creates a soundscape that exists outside of time, melding sinfonias by Linda Catlin Smith (Canadian) and Vivaldi, and featuring the world premiere of new music by Nahre Sol.
These polystylistic works will echo the anachronistic melding of Smith and Vivaldi, and showcase Sol performing simultaneously on two keyboards, the baroque harpsichord and modern synthesizer.
NOV. 24 & 25 @ 7:30PM
ALCHEMICAL PROCESSES presents music in a state of transformation. With the metamorphic magic of alchemy as inspiration, this performance features new works and new arrangements that recontextualize the sounds and colours of the 16th and 18th centuries.
Thomas Ades’ Alchymia features musical transfiguration — imagining the transformation of the King’s eyes into pearls from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and disassembling the music of John Dowland. Paired with Alchymia is Cassandra Miller’s About Bach, a work that deconstructs and reimagines JS Bach’s iconic chaconne.