Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
Britannia Mine Museum (Sea to Sky Highway 99, 55 km north of Vancouver, BC)
Extracting Canadian musical treasures
Uniformed “tour guides” (dancers in disguise) lead the audience in a moveable concert through the historic buildings and artifacts of the Britannia Mine, once the largest copper mine in the British Empire, now an award-winning Museum and National Historic Site.
An all-contemporary, all-Canadian concert highlighting the music of 11 composers, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral features the world premieres of Leslie Uyeda’s The Sex Lives of Vegetables – Volume III and Kathryn Cernauskas’ Pizza for beat-box flute.
A “New Music in New Places” Astrolabe Musik Theatre / Britannia Mine Museum / Canadian Music Centre co-production.
KATHRYN CERNAUSKAS, flute
AK COOPE, clarinet
RACHEL KIYO IWAASA, piano
HEATHER PAWSEY, soprano
SHELLEY STEWART HUNT, choreographer
Dancers from Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Diploma program
INVECTIVE (from Altered Words) – Leila Lustig
PIZZA – Kathryn Cernauskas *
HARD-ROCK MINER – Traditional
WAY UP IN THE MONASHEE RANGE – Traditional
PEAS WITH HONEY – Traditional
VOCALISE – Murray Adaskin
PETALS AND BUGS – Teresa Richert
THE JACK PINE – Jocelyn Morlock
ORACLE STONES – Leslie Uyeda
ELEGY FOR A CALF (from A Sarah Binks Songbook) – John Greer
FORNAX CHEMICA – Jeffrey Ryan
ARIA OF THE PRINCESS (from The Princess of the Stars) – R. Murray Schafer
WINDWALKER – Elma Miller
THE SEX LIVES OF VEGETABLES (Volume III) – Leslie Uyeda *
DEEP GROUND, LONG WATER – Norman Symonds
* WORLD PREMIERE
The Squamish Chief – May 13, 2011
The melodic notes of Canadian music will reverberate through the Britannia Mine Museum during a concert designed to take music out of the concert hall and into new venues.
Northshore Outlook – May 11, 2011
News 1130 – May 14, 2011
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