Noon Hour Concert: Earthly Delights

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm EDT
duo concertante

JUNO-winning Duo Concertante (Nancy Dahn, violin and Timothy Steeves, piano) is an ensemble that has toured the world and produced 12 award-winning CD’s. Through live performances and acclaimed recordings, violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves have built an international career during over twenty three years together. Their name comes from the inscription over Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata, “in stilo molto concertante,” which implies the two performers are equal, dynamic voices. This defines their unique artistic relationship and the “deeply integrated performances that flow naturally as if the music were being created on the spot” (Gramophone). Outstanding musicians, champions of new Canadian music, visionary artistic directors, and inspiring mentors, Duo Concertante have forged a musical legacy and strive to provoke thought and engagement through music in innovative ways.  

This performance, featuring Dawn Avery’s Iotsistokwaron:ion (The Stars), along with Canadian composer Ian Cusson’s “Garden of Earthly Delights” and works by Dallapiccola and Schubert, evokes the place where music and critical issues intersect. 

Programme

Luigi Dallapiccola                    Tartiniana Seconda (1956)
Dawn Avery Iotsistokwaron:ion (2021) (The Stars)             
    (“Love in the Time of Covid”)
Ian Cusson The Garden of Earthly Delights (2020) 
    (Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch)
Franz Schubert Violin Sonata in A Major, D. 574

 

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