Two new concertos by Israeli-born Avner Dorman and Sri Lankan-born Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne, each scored for a rarely heard solo instrument, Wijeratne’s for tabla and Dorman’s for mandolin. Also heard will be Orion by Claude Vivier, whom many consider the greatest composer Canada ever produced. The piece for full orchestra developed out of his formative trip through Asia a few years before his murder in Paris in 1983. Métis composer Eliot Britton will present a world premiere commission for orchestra and electronics, and WSO Composer-in-Residence Harry Stafylakis will present a world premiere for orchestra.
Michael Ducharme X-1 for Symphony (world premiere) Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition Winning Work
Claude Vivier Orion
Avner Dorman Mandolin Concerto
Harry Stafylakis Never the Same River (world premiere)
Eliot Britton Heirloom Bison Culture (world premiere)
Dinuk Wijeratne Tabla Concerto
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor; Dinuk Wijeratne, conductor; Julian Pellicano, conductor; Dylan McKinstry, mandolin; Ed Hanley, tabla; Eliot Britton, electronics.