Not Your Typical Chamber Ensemble

Turning Point Ensemble

The Turning Point Ensemble performs classical music composed within the past 100 years.

Turning Point Ensemble is not your typical chamber ensemble. They perform classical music written within the last 100 years and aim to make it fun and accessible.

On March 22nd at 2:30 p.m., TPE presents the world premier of Luft Suite by Jocelyn Morlock, an award-winning composer and current composer-in-residence of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. This piece was originally written as a 35-minute ballet, choreographed by Simone Orlando.

Michael Bushnell’s arrangement of Stravinsky’s Firebird, for which the TPE won a 2011 Alcan Performing Arts Award, is also included in the ArtSpring concert. The use of a seventeen member ensemble as opposed to the full orchestra of the original is very exciting and as the reviews attest, TPE makes it work wonderfully.

The concert begins with Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, a sensuous piece based on a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé who was a close colleague of the composer.

TPE regularly collaborates with all manner of artists and this Sunday is no exception. In their exuberant Carnival of Animals by Saint-Saëns’, George Zukerman narrates the poetry Ogden Nash wrote in 1949 (with a few contemporary revisions) to accompany the music.

Let your sense of adventure lead you to ArtSpring this Sunday!

For tickets call the Box Office at 537-2102 or visit $28 Adults; $5 Youth.

Join us for a Salt Spring Coffee tasting and pre-concert chat at 1:30 p.m., and the concert at 2:30 p.m.

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