Colourful World: Turning Point Ensemble Concert (Jan 29th, 2012 at The Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woordward’s)

Colourful World
Claude Debussy, Rodney Sharman, Toru Takemitsu
Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 8pm
at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s

Presented with SFU Woodward’s and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

The truth be told, I am, and will always be, a classical-music lover. I was born to a couple who did classical music all the time (my Mom was a soprano coloratura and my Dad used to play concert-level piano and guitar). My brothers play concert-level piano and I am still involved in competitive dance. So, to me, the Turning Point Ensemble presenting Colourful World seems like a dream come true. And I am so honored that I have 2 sets of tickets to give away for 2 lucky readers to enjoy this wonderful concert along with me.

Prepare yourself for a truly outstanding evening as the Turning Point Ensemble celebrates a century of colour and new expression with a reinvented masterwork of 1912, the exquisite music of Toru Takemitsu and a premiere by one of Canada’s leading composers, Rodney Sharman along with works by Claude Debussy.

Turning Point Ensemble

Photo credit: Chris Randle. Used with permission.

Colourful World is one night only. Tickets are available online at the Turning Point Ensemble website or at Playhouse Box Office at: 604 873 3311, and introducing a special student price of $10.00.

Rodney Sharman who is well-known to Vancouver audiences is a composer with a distinctive voice, a precise command of orchestration and an ability to conjure a unique sound world from Turning Point Ensemble’s large-size ensemble. The Colourful World program is built around connections to Sharman’s music and this large-scale new commission. This evening will also provide another rare treat with the performance of Toru Takemitsu’s melodic and expressive Archipelago S. for 21 players. With the orchestra dispersed in five different sections (“calling out to each other across the great distance separating them”), the music describes an imaginary archipelago made up of five real islands, each island’s name beginning with an “S” – islands in Stockholm, Seattle, and the Seto Inland Sea of Japan.

For ticket information – Turning Point Ensemble just announced new student rates, $10 per person. Tickets Prices – $38 Adult, $35 Senior Tickets Available at Playhouse Box Office – 604 873 3311 open Mon to Fri 9:30am – 8pm or online at the Turning Point Ensemble website.

To enter my giveaway all you need to tell me is who would you take to the concert with you. In my case, I am taking Ianiv’s Mom, as she is a good friend of mine, and she and all the Schwebers have always welcome me to their family as though I’m one of their own. Other people, I’m sure, would take their friends or partners!

To gain an additional entry, you can post the following on Twitter:

Told @hummingbird604 who I’d bring along 2 enter 2 win tickets 2 Colurful World concert by Turning Point Ensemble http://is.gd/J3D8pH

I will draw 2 winners from all randomized entries on January 26th at 2pm.

Related posts:

  1. Annual Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival (August 11th) by The Point Artist-Run Centre Society at Alta Lake, Whistler, BC
  2. BC Arts and Culture Week 2012 (Apr 22-29th)
  3. Colourful World with the Turning Point Ensemble (guest review by @rsaloust)
  4. World Kindness Concert 2011
  5. Ballet BC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration with The Turning Point Ensemble

Comments (8)

SanazJanuary 18th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I would take my mom as she’s a classical music fan

TeresaJanuary 18th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I’d love to go. I’d take my mom.

MikeJanuary 18th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I would take Annie.

DeidreJanuary 19th, 2012 at 8:52 am

I would take my husband, who has made music a fun and interesting part of our children’s lives as well as his own.

VinceJanuary 19th, 2012 at 9:25 am

I would take my wife or one of my children – tough choice!

Cletus MbiriJanuary 20th, 2012 at 9:12 am

i Wonder if the Turning Point Ensemble Concert ever gets to the United Kingdom.I can see many taking a keen interest in them,I think they have a place in the West End or even the London Palladium.Time will tell.
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RebeccaJanuary 25th, 2012 at 3:30 am

I would take my Mom, as she introduced me to classical music.

RaulJanuary 26th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

UPDATE: Rebecca is the winner of my tickets – can you please contact me at raul(@)hummingbird604(.)com so I can connect you with the PR person? Thanks! Congratulations! Thanks for reading Hummingbird604.com

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