The Shaman | Arctic Symphony

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In this exciting new CD, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) performs two monumental works by critically acclaimed composer Vincent Ho – The Shaman: Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra, and Arctic Symphony. Recorded live by CBC Radio and digitally re-mastered, these world premiere performances highlight Vincent Ho’s creative achievements during his years as the WSO’s composer-in-residence (2007-2014).

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In this exciting new CD, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) performs two monumental works by critically acclaimed composer Vincent Ho – The Shaman: Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra, and Arctic Symphony. Recorded live by CBC Radio and digitally re-mastered, these world premiere performances highlight Vincent Ho’s creative achievements during his years as the WSO’s composer-in-residence (2007-2014).

The Shaman is a tour-de-force concerto inspired by the traditions of shamanism and written for Evelyn Glennie. Arctic Symphony is Vincent Ho’s heartfelt musical portrait of the Northern region and features the Nunavut Sivuniksavut Performers. Together, they form two of Vincent Ho’s most important works from his orchestral oeuvre. Also included: a special “Forward” by Oscar-winning composer John Corigliano.

Vincent Ho is a multi-award winning composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and theatre music. His works have been described as “brilliant and compelling” by The New York Times and hailed for their profound expressiveness and textural beauty, leaving audiences talking about them with great enthusiasm

 

The Shaman: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (2011):
1 I. Ritual (9:31)
2 II. Fantasia – Nostalgia (10:23)
3 Interlude: Conjuring the Spirits (3:07)
4 III. Fire Dance (8:59)

Evelyn Glennie, percussion
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra,
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor

Arctic Symphony (2010)
5 I. Prelude – Lamentations* (11:20)
6 II. Meditation (3:42)
7 III. Aboard the Amundsen (2:46)
8 IV. Nightfall (4:59)
9 V. O Glorious Arcticus – Postlude* (15:47)

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra,
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
*The Nunavut Sivuniksavut Performers,
David Serkoak, music director
Recording of Arctic environmental sounds provided by Derek Charke

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