Date: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 7:30 pm
Location: Vancouver Public Library – Central Library Promenade
Western Front New Music, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Public Library bring together music students and the aboriginal community to celebrate Vancouver’s 125th birthday.
Former VSO Composer in Residence Scott Good collaborates with ‘Namgis First Nation musician William Wasden to tell the story of Dzunukwa, a venerated figure from Kwakwaka’wakw mythology who brings wealth to communities.
Vancouver Symphony musicians join over 100 music students from four public schools to perform en masse across the levels of the Vancouver Public Library atrium.
The evening also features a large work by legendary American/Rome-based composer Alvin Curran, Brass Mob Steals AC (Alvin Curran) Fake Book.
Queen Elizabeth Elementary School – Laura Rhead, choir director
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School – Mike Cavaletto, band director
Vancouver Technical Secondary School – Mark Reid, band director, head of Fine Arts
Killarney Secondary School – Angela McMillan, band director
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.