Mon, May 30

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Victoria

Beautiful Brass: Rings out in Harmony

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Beautiful Brass: Rings out in Harmony

Time & Location

May 30, 7:30 p.m.

Victoria, B125, MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria, Ring Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada

About the event

You are invited to join the BC Brass Collectives for its first concert back since COVID-19. The concert will take place on Monday May 30th at 7:30pm in the Philip T Young Recital Hall at the UVic School of Music. Special guests, the UVic Trumpet Choir will be opening the show!

The repertoire will feature 3 brand compositions by BC Brass Collectives Artistic Director, Scott MacInnes.

Listen to Learn - Commissioned by Professor Meirrie Klazek for the UVic Trumpet Choir, and she asked that this piece be on the theme of being a white settler in colonialist Canada. It is for 9 trumpets (7 trumpets and 2 flugelhorns) and reflects a sense of sadness, hope, connection, resistance, conflicting ideas, and acknowledgment. It opens with a quote from an earlier work of Scott on a related theme he wrote for solo trombone, called “215”. The closing section is a series of block chords of harmonies that challenge and also open for new ways of hearing. They at first start as juxtaposing loud and soft chords, and eventually everyone is soft... as we can always hear better when we are quiet.

The Back 9 - Commissioned by Judy Johnson to celebrate her 75th birthday. This piece is composed of 9 short movements that each depict a single hole of The Back 9 of a golf course. Each hole has its own character and time signature that reflects par for that hole, as well as a sense of humor.

An Appalachian Resurrection - Commissioned by Tammy Lindahl for the retirement of her partner Martha Julleriat. Similarly to Listen to Learn, this work is intended to evoke emotion and conversation. Familiar American themes (Yankee Doodle, Turkey in the Straw, Amazing Grace and the Star Spangled Banner to name a few) intertwine with Scott's original music. The final section uses Martha's favourite hymn "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need," (an adaptation of Psalm 23). The hymn initially is heard in a sad and tense setting, but eventually blossoms into a beautiful and happy rendition of this Appalachian tune.

Also on the program are: the Chorale from the Mahler Symphony No. 2 and the Old Toronto Suite by Nicholas Francis.

Please consider joining us in person or via the live stream. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who would like an evening of beautiful brass playing.