Ishii demands physical power, delicate precision, emotional strength and willpower from our guest taiko drummers to make Mono-Prism the explosive conclusion of our concert. Goddard’s musical mastery extends to his performance as a pianist in what is, for the composer, a project of passion that Esprit is thrilled to foster. Astapov brings his Russian heritage to the fore in setting a text by one of today’s most important under-forty Russian poets. Croall’s presence as a performer brings a powerful Anishinaabekwe plea for all humans to take care of our precious environment.
Barbara Croall (Canada) — Mijidwewinan (Messages) (2008) for Anishinaabekwe soloist and orchestra
Christopher Goddard (Canada) — Piano Concerto (2020)** concerto for piano and orchestra
Eugene Astapov (Canada) — A Still Life (2020)*** for soprano and orchestra (poetry by Russian poet Polina Barskova)
Maki Ishii (Japan) — Mono-Prism (1976) for taiko drumming group and orchestra
**World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra with generous support from Chantal Perrot
***World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra with generous support from The Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation
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