At the Annex
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Turning Point Ensemble opens the 21/22 season and welcomes audiences back in the theatre with an energetic and lively program featuring Vancouver composers Jennifer Butler, Ramsey Sadaka and Edward Top. The concert also includes Zilver (Silver), a masterpiece of intricate development of a melody simultaneously moving slowly and quickly by one of the world’s leading contemporary composers, the late Louis Andriessen. Edward Top’s Magic includes child violinists, integrating the fragility and ‘magical’ innocence of simple melodies played by the young violinists with the full force of the ensemble engaged in sophisticated micro-canons à la Andriessen. Audiences will hear the premiere of a flute concerto, 차가운 (Chagaun)-The Book of Ice, composed for Paolo Bortolussi and TPE by emerging composer Ramsey Sadaka, and The tide rises, the tide falls by Jennifer Butler, a thoughtful work that explores stasis and change while referencing the music of one of Vancouver and Canada’s most influential 20th century composers, Barbara Pentland.