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Beyond Tears and Laughter



Featuring harpist Angela Schwarzkopf

Neither of the musicians we most commonly label ‘impressionists’ was particularly pleased to be known as such. Debussy referred to those who called Images an impressionist work “imbeciles” and Ravel did not feel the term could adequately be used to describe any music, let alone his.

How then do we describe the mysteries of this tradition of music? We are drawn into it because it steadfastly refuses definition: fragments of melody that cause us grief at the remembrance of a great happiness, a shimmering that could only be the glint of a summer sunset on a placid lake if only it were visible, or a ridiculous polka which must be tongue-in-cheek… mustn’t it? It’s hard to know what it is, but it is beautiful.

Featuring 2020 Juno Award winning harpist Angela Schwarzkopf, members of the orchestra inhabit a world beyond a simple yes or no, beyond happy or sad, beyond zero and one: where it is the spaces between that matter.

A musically themed light meal prepared by chef Andrew Fleet and the team at Growing Chefs, may be added to your ticket.

Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy 
Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone by Francis Poulenc 
Suite Bergamasque (including the famous Claire de Lune) by Claude Debussy
(arr. for chamber ensemble).

Purchase Tickets

Livestream, including light meal, $37 Single
Livestream only, $17 Single, $34 Household

In-person, including light meal * $47 Adults, $27 Student

*There are a limited number of in-person tickets available due to Covid-19. These tickets are offered to donors. To find out more please click here.

*all in-person tickets include a light meal

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