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Vincent Ho: The Shaman / Winnipeg Symphony


Release Date: 10/13/2017 
Label:  Centrediscs   Catalog #: 24317  
Composer:  Vincent Ho
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie
Conductor:  Alexander Mickelthwate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winnipeg Symphony OrchestraNunavut Sivuniksavut
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vincent Ho’s music is wild and fanciful, and takes us to the limits of sonic energy, but it is also intimate and tender, for he is not afraid to reveal his truly lyrical soul. THE SHAMAN is a work that sets an atmosphere of magical stillness, with the soloist evoking unearthly sounds - wolf calls, shimmering colours, and the lightest of orchestral textures. It is powerful work that merges the spiritual indigenous world with the modern classical world to create a compelling musical journey. ARCTIC SYMPHONY was inspired by the composer’s first-hand experience of the Arctic Ocean with a scientific research team aboard a Canadian Coast Guard ship. Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time Read more career as a solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest conductors, orchestras, and artists. She fondly recalls having played the first percussion concerto in the history of The Proms at the Albert Hall in 1992, which paved the way for orchestras round the world to feature percussion concerti. Vincent Ho is a multi-award winning composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and theatre music. His many awards have included Harvard University’s Fromm Music Commission, The Canada Council for the Arts Robert Fleming Prize, ASCAP’s Morton Gould Young Composer Award, four SOCAN Young Composers Awards, and CBC Radio’s Audience Choice Award (2009 Young Composers Competition). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Percussion "The Shaman" by Vincent Ho
Performer:  Evelyn Glennie (Percussion)
Conductor:  Alexander Mickelthwate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
2.
Arctic Symphony by Vincent Ho
Conductor:  Alexander Mickelthwate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra,  Nunavut Sivuniksavut
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 

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