Behind the Sound of Music

Open Waters

Concert Information

Performance dates
Brian Current, conductor
Nicole Lizée, guest composer
Sharleen Joynt, soprano

On the program

Charles Ives (U.S.): The Unanswered Question (1908)
Magnus Lindberg (Finland): Aventures (2013)
Brian Current: For the Time Being (1999)
Martin Matalon (Argentina): Las siete vidas de un gato (1996)
Nicole Lizee: Behind the Sound of Music (2014)
Claude Vivier: Lonely Child (1980)

Join Symphony Nova Scotia and your host Brian Current for an evening of discovery, new media, and outstanding music. Hear masterpieces like Charles Ives’ austerely beautiful The Unanswered Question and Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child, widely considered the greatest piece of Canadian music ever written. Then, music meets media with Nicole Lizée’s unorthodox take on The Sound of Music. Finally, French composer’s Martin Matalon’s remix of Un Chien Andalou, the 1928 surrealist short film by Salvador Dali and Spanish director Luis Buñuel, is a must-see for any film buffs interested in how music affects our experience of moving images.

Warning: Un Chien Andalou contains graphic scenes and imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.

Hear from Canadian composer and conductor Brian Current about this concert:

Ticket info

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