july, 2017

14jul(jul 14)2:00 pm15(jul 15)7:30 pmSUMMER MUSIC VANCOUVER

Event Details

The inaugural Summer Music Vancouver festival brings stunning chamber music to Vancouver audiences this July. Featuring New York’s vibrant Attacca Quartet, pianist Jamie Parker, cellist Adrian Fung and violinist Benjamin Bowman. Program includes Steve Reich’s Grammy Award-winning Different Trains for string quartet with spoken word and electronic sound, and two extraordinary works by Estonian composer Arvo Part: Fratres and the iconic Speigle im Speigle.

A Roundhouse partnership with Music in the Morning

Dates, Tickets, Info

Vancouver Academy of Music Schola Cantorum: An Afternoon of Choral Music
DATE: Fri Jul 14, 2pm
LOCATION: Roundhouse Turntable Plaza

Reich at the Roundhouse Concert
DATE: Sat Jul 15, 7:30pm
LOCATION: Exhibition Hall
TICKETS: 604-873-4612 or $20-35 + fees Brown Paper Tickets

FESTIVAL TICKETS 604-873-4612 or www.musicinthemorning.org for single tickets or festival packages
INFO 604-873-4612 | www.musicinthemorning.org

Program Notes

Vancouver Academy of Music Schola Cantorum: An Afternoon of Choral Music (July 14 , 2pm) 
A diverse program of festive music from the French and English Renaissance will include works by Morley, Weelkes, Janequin, Dufay and Certon.

Summer Music Vancouver Festival in partnership with Alliance Francaise host the Vancouver Academy of Music Schola Cantorum with choral director Kathleen Allan.

Reich at the Roundhouse (July 15, 7:30pm)
Vancouver’s Roundhouse will be the scene of a contemporary evening anchored by the presentation of the groundbreaking work of art from celebrated composer, Steve Reich. His composition Different Trains, in a new collaboration with Spanish filmmaker Beatriz Caravaggio, and two pieces from minimalist composer Arvo Pärt.

Steve Reich’s Different Trains, is a powerful multi-media experience that was a groundbreaking work when it was premiered by KRONOS in 1988. The building blocks of the composition are recordings of speech, that are manipulated by Reich to form the musical building blocks that drive the composition. Interviews with survivors of the Holocaust, and others, pre-recorded sounds of trains and other sounds, the work is an experience that is nothing less than revelatory.

Arvo Pärt’s stirring work, Fratres, for violin and piano opens the program and the mesmerizing, and prayerful Speigle im Speigle closes the concert and the festival.

The opportunity to share this experience of these moving works of genius in the community space of The Roundhouse, where listener and performer come together in the experience promises to be a festival highlight. Gone are the formalities of the traditional concert hall. Performers are interspersed throughout the venue and the audience is invited to stand, sit, roam, and stay for conversation with the performers.

Arvo Pärt, Fratres
with Benjamin Bowman, violin and

Steve Reich, Different Trains
with Attacca Quartet, recorded sound and video
film by Beatriz Caravaggio

Arvo Pärt, Spiegel & Spiegel
with Adrian Fung, cello and Jamie Parker, piano

“We live in a time when many people want a visual accompaniment for music  the brilliant multi-channel video by Beatriz Caravaggio really works  to intensify listening to Different Trains. She has taken documentary footage and through multi-channel placement and fine editing, made a thoughtful and moving piece. Bravo, Beatriz!”,  Steve Reich, 2017.


14 (Friday) 2:00 pm - 15 (Saturday) 7:30 pm


The Roundhouse | Exhibition Hall


A Roundhouse partnership with Music in the Morning