ARRAY ENSEMBLE CONCERT 2 FOUR NEW WORKS (livestream + studio audience | runtime 60 minutes) FEBRUARY 5, 2022 @ 8PM ET SUGGESTED $25 or PAY WHAT YOU WANT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DAVID SCHOTZKO
Since its beginnings in 1972, the Array Ensemble has created and presented hundreds of new Canadian and international compositions to audiences in Toronto, across Canada, and beyond. A flexible ensemble featuring a core instrumentation of five of Toronto’s most dedicated new music performers, each Array Ensemble season balances world premieres with performances of seldom heard and classic works by established and new generation composers from a wide range of artistic and cultural perspectives.
Arraymusic’s annual premiers concert returns after a COVID-enforced hiatus! This year’s event features an exciting set of new works created for the expert players of the Array Ensemble by acclaimed composers from Ontario and abroad.
Ontario composer Julia Mermelstein’s Capsule for bass clarinet and electronics explores the sonic intimacy of small spaces, while John Mark Sherlock (ON) transforms the hubcaps and brake drums from his trusty 1988 Chevrolet G10 van into a metal instrument constellation for his solo percussion work Ne jetez pas de corps étrangers dans les étoiles (Do not throw foreign bodies into the stars).
Two new chamber pieces complete the program: a brand new trio for clarinet, cello, and percussion from acclaimed Korean composer Seung-Won Oh, and a new work for the full ensemble by Toronto composer Bruce A. Russell.
Equilibrium (2021) by Seung-Won Oh (KOR/USA) • 15 mins.
Colleen Cook – bass clarinets; Lydia Munchinsky – cello; David Schotzko/Rick Sacks – percussion
Capsule (2020) for for solo bass clarinet and electronics by Julia Mermelstein (ON) • 13 mins.
Colleen Cook – bass clarinet
ne jetez pas de corps étrangers dans les étoiles (2017) by John Sherlock (ON) • 18 mins.
David Schotzko – percussion
New Work (2021) by Bruce A. Russell (ON) • 10 mins.
Sheila Jaffe – violin; Lydia Munchinsky – cello; Colleen Cook – clarinet; Stephen Clarke – piano; Tyler Cunningham – percussion