Victoria Symphony New Music Festival features Gerald Barry

The Victoria Symphony’s New Music Festival in Canada will this year focus on the work of Irish composer Gerald Barry. This will, according to the orchestra, be the first full feature festival based on the composer in North America.

The New Music Festival is an annual event that celebrates the work of a different featured iconic composer each year, including John Cage and Gyorgy Ligeti in recent years. The festival will last four days and will feature a number of orchestral and chamber works by Barry, performed by the Victoria Symphony themselves, as well as Vox Humana, the Emily Carr String Quartet and Uviv Sonic Lab. The composer will be in attendance throughout the festival. One concert will also feature a work by Irish composer Andrew Hamilton, called Everything is Ridiculous, while the weekend is also full of works by Canadian composers.

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Victoria Symphony, Saturday, March 7, 8:00 PM @ Alix Goolden Hall

Stravinsky – Fanfare for a new theatre
Barry – La Jalousie Taciturne
Rolfe – Juggle
Morlock – Disquiet
Toovey – Acrobats
Barry – Trumpeter
Smith – Adagietto
Oesterle – The Walton Running Club
Barry – Weiner Blut

Uvic Sonic Lab, Thursday, March 5, 8:00 PM @ Phillip T. Young Recital Hall

Grisey – Vortex Temporum
Webern – Konzert op. 24
Barry – Lisbon

Vox Humana Chamber Choir, Friday, March 6, 8:00 PM @ Lutheran Church of the Cross

Barry – The coming of winter
Barry – Long Time
Barry – O Tannenbaum
Hamilton – Everything is Ridiculous
Morlock – Exaudi
Giacomin – Into the Earth
Giacomin – Lovesong
Smith – Her Harbour
Smith – Her Shore
Enns – Life
Enns – I carry your heart

Emily Carr String Quartet, Monday, March 9, 8:00 PM @ Wood Hall (Victoria Conservatory of Music)

Barry – In the Asylum
Frehner – Riffage obbligato
Miller – Within the Walls
Smith – The Underfolding
Barry – First Sorrow – String Quartet No. 4

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