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Turning Point Ensemble presents Scenes From Childhood with the Bergmann Piano Duo
TPE joins forces with the dynamic Bergmann Piano Duo for this concert of extraordinary music connecting French masterworks of the early twentieth century to jazz-inspired new works. The two ensembles combine in the Concerto for Two Pianos by Marcel Bergmann in a new arrangement especially for TPE. TPE will also play Scenes from Childhood by Vancouver’s heralded jazz musician Brad Turner as well as Michael Bushnell’s original arrangement of Debussy’s seminal composition Jeux and Petite Symphonie No. 2 & 3 by Milhaud. Completing the concert will be the playful Ma mere l’oye for two pianos and percussion.
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.
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