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Schafer/85: A Birthday Spectacular
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Jul 6 2018 8:00PM - 10:00PM


6265 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1



Schafer/85: A Birthday Spectacular

Presented By: Vancouver Chamber Choir


Celebrate the innovative music of Canada’s preeminent composer, R. Murray Schafer, in recognition of his 85th birthday!

Jon Washburn leads the singers and soloists of the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Vancouver Chamber Orchestra in three major works:
* The Star Princess and the Waterlilies
A Schaferian creation myth on the celestial origin of waterlilies for women’s voices, alto solo, narrator and percussion.
* Narcissus and Echo
Young Narcissus encounters the nymph, Echo — as written by Ovid and recounted by the blind seer, Tiresias — for chorus, baritone and soprano soloists.
* The Love that Moves the Universe
Music of the stars and spheres of light of the first and last cantos of Dante’s "Paradiso" (from "Divina Commedia") for chorus and orchestra intermingled.

The evening will also feature filmed interviews with the honoured composer and his long-time musical colleague, Jon Washburn.

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