CONCORDIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
DANIELLE LISBOA, CONDUCTOR
with PING-SHAN LIAO, PIANO
& BOOMING TREE TAIKO DRUMMING
SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2018, 3:00 pm
ROBERT TEGLER STUDENT CENTRE
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY OF EDMONTON 7128 Ada Blvd, Edmonton
Concordia Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the 2017–18 season is bursting with energy!
The orchestra is proud to present the Albertan premiere of Chinese-Canadian composer Kevin Lau’s Elemental scored for strings, percussion, and Japanese taiko drums, starring taiko duo Twilla & Greg from Booming Tree. In the composer’s own words the music of Elemental “serves as a conduit, channeling energy into a multitude of primal human conditions—violence and aggression, dance and song, love, despair, and change—as symbolized by the elements of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water.”
The flagship, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, opens the program, rendered by Taiwan native Ping-Shan Liao, pianist. The high-voltage bolts of the rondo set the stage for the afternoon. Next is the very personal Siegfried Idyll, which Richard Wagner composed for his wife following the birth of their son.
The afternoon starts with a pre-concert chat presented by Dr. Neil Querengesser at 2:15.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, and are available from Tix on the Square (780.420.1757), Concordia’s Bookstore, or at the door. Special Family Admission: $40 (available at the door only).
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Events and Services Coordinator, School of Music
Direct: (780) 479-9304