Jack Singer Concert Hall EPCOR CENTRE for Performing Arts 205 8 Ave SE

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 14:00

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 16:30

$10 to 55

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If you are new to 20th century music or have never quite 'got it', take this chance to discover the Great War's impact on the music of the last century. Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, joins veteran broadcaster Eric Friesen to discuss how war, nationalism and politics shaped the century's most important music. Stick around after the conversation for a hurricane of ultravirtuosity by Laureates of two of the world's great international piano competitions in performances of Debussy's war-themed two-piano work En blanc et noir and Stravinsky's scandalous and legendary Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), which Debussy described as a "beautiful nightmare." HONENS 2014: Canada's International Festival of Piano This September, round out the summer festival season with Honens and four days of extraordinary music-making. Honens 2014 asks you to travel back one hundred years as the world teetered on the edge of war. The music of late romantic composers was moving aside to make way for ground-breaking new and experimental music. Hot new trends like tango and ragtime were sweeping across Europe from the New World. Join us as we explore the music of this era, reflect and remember.

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