Bison Noir returns in 2016 with Schubert and the Haunting Destiny. The concert shines a spotlight on composers Franz Schubert and David Lang and our relationship with death and the hereafter.
This unique duo explores the combination of Indian tabla improvisation with western new music explorations with piano, harmonium and toy piano, and brings a fascinating duality to the stage as two different sound worlds, idioms, and traditions meet.
On the heels of a much-lauded presentation in Amsterdam, two former Calgary musicians return to present Dutch composer Simeon Ten Holt’s monumental minimalist work Canto Ostinato. Also featured will be music by Marcel Bergmann.
The Bergmann Piano Duo, described as artists who present “razzle-dazzle” and “electrifylingly rendered” recitals, have touched and inspired audiences with their uniquely eclectic programmes for more than two decades.
Winner of the 2002 Orléans Concours International and Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition, Chicago-based Canadian pianist Winston Choi is an inquisitive performer whose fresh approach to standard repertory, and masterful understanding, performance and commitment to works by living composers, make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists.