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Masque Early and New: A Musical Time Capsule

  • Telus Theatre at The Chan Centre 6265 Crescent Rd Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1 Canada (map)

Masque will be an integrated and seamless experience, a journey across time entirely comprised of music that reaches hundreds of years into the past. The concert ranges in time from the Renaissance to new modern works of today and the ensemble varies in size from solo performances to the entire 16 piece ensemble.

The concert includes Benjamin Britten’s extraordinary ‘Lachrymae’ for viola and piano is based on lute music from the early seventeenth century by John Dowland featuring violist Marcus Takizawa and pianist Jane Hayes.  Jazz guitarist and composer Tony Wilson has created a new work for Turning Point Ensemble which in turn references Benjamin Britten’s ‘Lachrymae.’

All the works on the program link forward and back in time including music by Peter Maxwell Davies that arranges and recomposes music of the renaissance, music by Harrison Birtwistle that honours medieval composers Machaut and Ockeghem, Bradshaw Pack’s work written for Turning Point Ensemble based on Stravinsky and Galileo and a work by Peter Maxwell DaviesSeven in Nomine,consisting of arrangements of Renaissance composers and original fantasies

This will be an immersive experience which will include music emanating from different parts of the Chan Telus Studio and connection of the works without pause into a continuous experience for the audience.

Purchase Tickets 

$38/$35/$12 plus APPLICABLE service charges