Kindred Spirits Orchestra - The Will of Life
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard
The beauty of music knows no borders, and unifies listeners in the tuneful sundry of our harmonious world. Award-winning Canadian composer Vincent Ho writes music for the stringed Chinese instrument the pipa, in an original composition performed by the Grammy-nominated Wu Man. The child prodigy Leonid Nediak takes centre stage with the rhythmically stirring Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev. In the midst of the First Great War, Danish composer Carl Nielsen penned his “Inextinguishable” Symphony No.4, a heroic reflection on the nature of humankind.
Vincent Ho, Rejuvenation: A Taoist Journey for Pipa, Narrator, and Orchestra
Prokofiev, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3, op. 26
Nielsen, Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 "The inextinguishable"
Kristian Alexander | conductor
Vincent Ho | composer-in-residence
Wu Man | pipa
Yi Qin | narrator
Leonid Nediak | piano
Michael Berec | host
7:15 p.m. Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk
Intermission discussion with Michael Berec, Vincent Ho, Wu Man and Yi Qin
Post-concert live jazz and a complimentary glass of Champagne.
Ticket: Prime $75