Canadian works inspired by Nature for the oboe and oboe d'amore
On April 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., Catherine Lee performs a concert of music for the oboe and oboe d’amore. With a focus on Canadian compositions and influenced by nature, this concert features works by Dorothy Chang, Jerome Blais, Dana Reason, and Catherine Lee’s own work a tiny dance. Also on the program the stunning Social Sound from Whales at Night for oboe d’amore and recorded whale song by Emily Doolittle.
The oboe d’amore was popular during the era of Johann Sebastian Bach. It is known for its less assertive and more tranquil and serene tone than today’s modern oboe. Having fallen out of use in the eighteenth century, it regained popularity with composers in the early twentieth century appearing in works by Richard Strauss, Maurice Ravel, and Tori Takemitsu.
Join Catherine Lee as she explores some of the amazing twenty-first century Canadian repertoire for the oboe d’amore and oboe. Tickets are $16/$11 in advance, and $20/$15 at the door.
Still (2006) for solo oboe; Dorothy Chang
a tiny dance (2008) for solo oboe; Catherine Lee
Rafales (2007) for solo oboe; Jerome Blais
*Chanson de fleurs: Eleanor of Aquitaine (2017) for oboe and soundscape; Dana Reason
*Alluvium (2016) for oboe d’amore and electronics; Taylor Brook
Social Sounds from Whales at Night (2007) for oboe d’amore and tape; Emily Doolittle
* indicates a Canadian premiere performance.