SIMPLE SYMPHONY

June 9
Community:Markham
Location:Cornell Recital Hall @ 3201 Bur Oak Ave., Markham ON L6B 0T2
Start date:June 9, 2017
Time:08:00 PM – 11:00 PM

A centerpiece to Markham’s 2017 Contemporary Music Festival, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra presents a stimulating concert of twentieth century music. Two early works from British composer Benjamin Britten are showcased in this captivating program: Sinfonietta and Simple Symphony. The former, his first published work, reflects the young composer’s influence of Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, while the later is entirely based on melodies the wunderkind composer wrote when he was age nine to twelve. The KSO’s own principal clarinetist Carmen Gassi tackles the wildly bi-polar Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra by Danish composer Carl Nielsen; a piece of music said to depict the soloist for whom it was written.

Michael Berec | conductor
Carmen Gassi | clarinettist

Nielsen, Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
Britten, Simple Symphony
Britten, Sinfonietta, Op. 1

Events calendar

JAN 20+
Jun 15 – Jun 15, 2017 Collingwood
JAN 20+
Aug 17 – Feb 22, 2017 York Region
JAN 20+
Sep 8 – Mar 3, 2017 Newmarket
JAN 20+
Sep 12 – Jun 26, 2017 Barrie
JAN 20+
Sep 13 – Mar 28, 2017 Toronto
JAN 20+
Sep 14 – Jun 14, 2017 East York
JAN 20+
Sep 20 – May 16, 2017 Don Mills