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Turning Point Ensemble: Musical Innovators featuring Couloir
Our 2019/20 Season begins with a concert of musical innovators present and past, featuring Couloir, the harp and cello duo of Heidi Krutzen and Ariel Barnes. Heidi and Ariel are both former members of TPE who are now living outside Canada - Heidi in London where she plays with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Ariel in Germany where he plays with the Nuernberger Symphoniker. This concert will include a premiere of a Canada Council commission The Razor Hiss of a Whisper, by James Maxwell for both ensembles, a new premiere for TPE by Anthony Tan as well as pieces by Andrew Staniland, Ruth Crawford Seeger and Sabrina Schroeder.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Turning Point Ensemble is a large chamber ensemble (16 instrumentalists and conductor) recognized for its outstanding musicianship. Founded in 2002 by its musician members, Turning Point has a mandate to increase the understanding and appreciation of music composed during the past hundred years, the ensemble has built a strong reputation for linking seminal 20th century repertoire to contemporary works through thoughtful programming and innovative presentations. Uniquely and flexibly sized between a small chamber ensemble and a symphonic orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble presentations offer a symphonic palette with a chamber music sensibility.