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Sounds from the dream world—virtuosic, ironic, mischievous, and dramatic.
“Unsuk Chin is sought after by leading orchestras and soloists for her colorful, audacious, and darkly humorous music.” —The New York Times
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Single tickets are now available for purchase. Call 416-504-1282 (option 3) or click the button to purchase online.

The Music of Unsuk Chin is also available as part of a Soundstreams full or Pick 3 subscription! Call 416-504-1282 or visit our Subscriptions page for more info.

This concert features one of contemporary music’s most sought-after creators, Unsuk Chin, who seeks to render in sound the “visions of immense light” she sees in her dreams.

Winner of the 2004 Grawemeyer Award, and mentor for Soundstreams’ 2017 Emerging Composer Workshop, she defies conventional cultural genres, drawing her inspiration from wordplay and experimental poetry.

This instrumental and vocal concert includes Chin’s Cantatrix Sopranica—a playful exploration of the act of singing for two sopranos, countertenor, and ensemble—as well as works by Canada’s Chris Paul Harman, who shares Chin’s affinity for transforming familiar source materials with musical language that is fresh, vivid and thrillingly modern.

Stay after the concert for a post-show chat with Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney and artists from the concert.

Part of The Royal Conservatory of Music’s 2017 21C Music Festival.

FEATURED PERFORMERS

Carla Huhtanen, Soprano
Ghislaine Deschambault, Mezzo-Soprano
Scott Belluz, Countertenor
Guillaume Bourgogne, Conductor
Anthony Thompson, Clarinet, as “The Caterpillar”

Ghislaine Deschambault
Carla Huhtanen
Scott Belluz

PROGRAM
Chris Paul Harman (b. 1970, Canada)
Love Locked Out
It’s All Forgotten Now (World Premiere)*

Unsuk Chin (b. 1961, South Korea)
Advice from a Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland

Intermission

Unsuk Chin
Cantatrix Sopranica

* – Co-commissioned by Stanley H. Witkin and The Royal Conservatory of Music/Koerner Hall


Part of The Royal Conservatory of Music’s 2017 21C Music Festival.

Watch the video below to hear from Unsuk Chin on her music: