Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Canada’s self-described Disruptor Conductor and musical activist, leads visionary new orchestral works composed in the last three tumultuous years. Zosha di Castri, our 2002 Young Composer Project creator, explores how we experience the passage of time in her latest work. Derrick Skye’s tone poem integrates musical practices from different cultures. Esa-Pekka Salonen’s ravishing fantasy evokes a surreal ballroom scene and is full of virtuosity, ecstasy, and good humor.
Program to Include
DERRICK SKYE Flames Nurtured the Rose (2021) (ESO Premiere)
BEN GARTLY Redemption Sought (2023) (World Premiere of an ESO Young Composer Project commission)
ZOSHA DI CASTRI Time-Time-Time (2022) (ESO Premiere)
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Saltat sobrius: Fantasy upon Sederunt Principes (2020) (ESO Premiere)
Program subject to change. This concert will not include an intermission.
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor
Wakefield Brewster aka Da Lyrical Pitbull, Poet & Spoken Word Artist
Location: Francis Winspear Centre Nov. 30th 7:30pm
The Creation of “Flames Nurtured the Rose” (2021) by Derrick Skye was commissioned by The National Orchestral Institute + Festival’s K-12 New Music Project at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in partnership with the American Composers Alliance.