Celebrating our northern voice with an eclectic mix of wintery soundscapes and icy connections.
The warm and lyrical Duo in C Major reflects Sibelius’ love of nature and of his native Finland. Award winning Canadian composers Jocelyn Morlock and Linda Caitlin Smith examine the meaning of shade and reflection. Estonian Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel is his most popular and well-known work, having a meditative and serene simplicity. And legendary Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer’s String Quartet depicts an outdoor winter scene complete with occasional birds, wind and snow.
Sibelius: Duo in C major
Lindsey Herle, violin and Marlena Pellegrino, viola
Jocelyn Morlock: Shade
Marc Palmquist, cello and Kevin Brohman, vibraphone
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Penelope Clarke, flute and Kevin Brohman, vibraphone
Linda Caitlin Smith: As you pass by a reflective surface
Adora Wong & Madonna Lee, violins; Marlena Pellegrino, viola; and Marc Palmquist, cello
Murray Schafer: String Quartet No. 10, “Winter Birds”
Thomas Cosbey and Michelle Zapf-Bélanger, violins; Geena Salway, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello