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December 17, 2015

VSO Announces New Music Festival 2016 featuring Kronos Quartet!

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a partner in Kronos’ Fifty for the Future project, announced its 3rd annual New Music Festival today, set to take place over four days (February 25–28) at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. Dedicated to showcasing works by contemporary composers, this year’s festival welcomes Kronos Quartet as featured artist, as the group performs in both a solo concert and a concert with the orchestra. Buy festival tickets here.

Kronos’ solo performance falls on the second night of the festival (February 26), and features several Canadian premieres (N. Rajam’s Dadra in Raga Bhairavi (arr. Reena Esmail), Nicole Lizée’s The Golden Age of the Radiophonic Workshop [Fibre-Optic Flowers], Pete Townshend’s Baba O’Riley (arr. Jacob Garchik), KomitasGroung (arr. Mary Kouyoumdjian), and Mary Kouyoumdjian’s Bombs of Beirut), as well as Fifty for the Future compositions, Regs (Dance) by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh and Satellites by Garth Knox.

Kronos joins the VSO on the final night of the festival (February 28) to perform Thomas Newman’s It Got Dark, a piece inspired by the composer’s home of Los Angeles.

Learn more and purchase tickets to VSO’s New Music Festival here.


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