Mon Jul 24 19:00

Canadian National Brass Project

The Canadian National Brass Project is true Canadiana. Drawing from the title chairs of fifteen North American orchestras and under the artistic leadership of Canada’s premiere horn soloist James Sommerville, this special collaboration shines a light on Canada’s foremost players and composers. The project returns to Chamberfest with a cleverly curated program bolstered by impeccable technique. Featuring both humorous and powerful interpretations of well-loved classics, work by contemporary composers, and some choral music reimagined for horns, the performance includes Canadian composer Nicole Lizée’s skittishly evocative How to Fake Your Own Death (2015) and Canadian Kevin Lau’s cinematically adventurous CAGE (2016). Like a playfully energizing wind, this all-star brass ensemble promises to deliver a lively and refreshing blast of a concert!


Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901): Nabucco: Overture

Richard Wagner (1813–1883): “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin

Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943): O Magnum Mysterium

Nicole Lizée (b. 1973): How to Fake Your Own Death

Kevin Lau (b. 1982): CAGE


Joan Tower (b. 1938): Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman III

Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978): Sanctus

Giovanni Gabrieli (1557–1612): Sancta Maria

Thomas Tallis (1505–1585): O nata lux de lumine

Anton Bruckner (1824–1896): Locus Iste

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893): 1812 Overture

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