Turning Point Ensemble: Words & Music

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Turning Point Ensemble presents Words & Music

Words & Music includes a new theatrical mini-opera, Old Man and the Sea by Rita Ueda and a new collaboration between poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar and Owen Underhill - Bee Studies.

The Old Man and the Sea, composed by Rita Ueda, is based on the short novel by Ernest Hemingway with a libretto by Rod Robertson. Ueda’s unique composition takes one musically under the sea and interacting audibly with marine wildlife. It features TPE cofounder Jeremy Berkman as a trombone soloist who personifies the marlin. Performed by the full TPE ensemble, this theatrical production under the direction of Israeli Opera
director/choreographer Idan Cohen is absolutely riveting with a dynamic performance of the Old Man by baritone Willy Miles-Grenzberg. 

Following is the premiere of Bee Studies by Owen Underhill with texts from renowned Vancouver poet, Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s recently published book of science and poetry entitled Listening to the Bees with an original composition by Underhill featuring soprano Dorothea Hayley. A special bonus of the evening is a performance of some witty and rarely heard songs from the 1930s, Duet for Duck and Canary and Frogs by the great unheralded Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas plus his most-heralded work Ocho por Radio.

Enjoy a unique, exhilarating evening of words and music, as only Turning Point Ensemble can provide.

Dates Mar 9, Sat 7:30pm
Mar 10, Sun 7:30pm

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