THE SEX LIVES OF VEGETABLES … AND OTHER DELICIOUS DISTRACTIONS

l. to r.: Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, AK Coope, Heather Pawsey, Leslie Uyeda, Lorna Crozier Photo credit: Tim Pawsey

l. to r.: Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, AK Coope, Heather Pawsey, Leslie Uyeda, Lorna Crozier Photo credit: Tim Pawsey

A nutritious—sometimes naughty—jaunt down the garden path investigating bees, weeds and the surprising sex lives of vegetables

Governor General Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier was inspired to write The Sex Lives of Vegetables when she cut into a yam. This site-specific chamber music celebration of the garden’s glories features the poet herself reading those (in)famous poems, with Canadian composer Leslie Uyeda’s settings, and the world premiere of Canadian composer Leila Lustig’s Eve to Adam, in the beautiful new Visitor Centre at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

April 20, 2013
VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre (5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC)

Lorna Crozier, poet
AK Coope, clarinet,
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Heather Pawsey, soprano
Elaine Savoie, Visual Arist (edible bouquets)
Program:
Eve, to Adam – Leila Lustig *
Eleven Miniatures – Teresa Richert
Suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden – Paul Reade
The Secret Garden (from Gardens) – Jean Coulthard
A Garden of Weeds – Terence Greaves
The Sex Lives of Vegetables (Volumes I-III) – Leslie Uyeda *
* World premiere

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