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Arcadian Visions


Arcadian Visions

  • Date: Thursday, 9 August 2012, 7pm
  • Venue: Toronto Music Gardens — 475 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required by phone on (1-416) 973 4000

Event Details

Montreal-based violist Pemi Paull performs a recital that reflects his multifaceted profile as a solo performer, interspersing rarely heard works by some of the most interesting musical voices of today, with surprising and inventive arrangements of masterpieces re-appropriated for the viola. Garrowby Hill, a four-movement work for solo viola, is by Canadian composer Michael Oesterle, whose inspiration was the pastoral work of painter David Hockney. Al-Hisar, by the Australian composer Katia Tiutiunnik, is an Arabic-influenced work; it complements Paull’s own transcription of Georges Enescu’s gypsy-inspired movement for solo violin, The Fiddler. Bookending the concert are the profoundly spiritual Passacaglia by Biber, originally for violin, one of the earliest unaccompanied string works ever written, and an intimate solo viola arrangement of the Adagietto from Mahler’s 5th symphony by New York composer and violist Ljova.

Featured non-Australian music: Heinrich Biber, Michael Oesterle, Georges Enescu, Mahler arr. Ljova

Further information for this event is available by phone on (1-416) 973 4000 or by email to info@harbourfrontmusic.com

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Al-Hisar : A tribute to the people of Iraq, for viola (2001) by Katia Tiutiunnik
— performed by Pemi Paull

Featured artists

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