Music in the Mine – extracting the sounds of classical Canada
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
When: Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Where: Britannia Mine Museum (Britannia Beach, “Sea to Sky” Highway 99 in the oceanside community of Britannia Beach)
45 minutes north of Vancouver, 5 minutes south of Squamish
Cost: FREE, please call for Reservations 604-896-2233 ext. 244 OR (toll-free) 1-800-896-4044 ext. 244 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Cernauskas flute; Heather Pawsey, soprano; AK Coope, clarinet; Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Photo credit: Tim Pawsey
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral is a site-specific concert of all-Canadian, contemporary classical music. It is free and approximately 90 minutes, no intermission and it takes place at the Britannia Mine Museum Britannia Beach. This unique approach to music is being produced as part of the Canadian Music Centre‘s “New Music in New Places” series, an initiative designed to take Canadian classical music out of concert halls and in to unusual venues where people might not normally expect to attend a concert, or even to hear live, classical, contemporary, Canadian music performed.
Admission to Animal, Vegetable, Mineral is free; however, due to space restrictions, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a space, please call the reservations line at 604-896-2233 ext. 244 OR (toll-free) 1-800-896-4044 ext. 244 OR email email@example.com. Please advise if you have to cancel your seats so that others may be admitted. DRESS ADVISORY: Please dress warmly and wear footwear suitable for uneven terrain and the outside weather.
This video will probably give you the best idea of what it’s all about. It was from a previous “New Music in New Places” event at B.C. Museum of Mining:
This is going to an event that you can say… “do you know what I did this weekend? Quirky, interesting, classical and earthy”- an event not to be missed!
Here are the musicians involved in the event:
Kathryn Cernauskas, flute
AK Coope, clarinet
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Heather Pawsey, soprano
Shelley Stewart Hunt, choreographer
Students from Capilano University’s Musical Theatre Diploma Program
Not only do you get to enjoy high calibre musician musicians in a cool space, but everyone will get to be part of the first audience EVER to hear the World Premiere of The Sex Lives of Vegetables (Part III) by British Columbia composer Leslie Uyeda, who lives in Vancouver (poetry by Governor-General Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier) for soprano, piano and clarinet and the World Premiere of Pizza by Kathryn Cernauskas – for beat-box flute. They will also hear Oracle Stones by Leslie Uyeda — written specifically for the Mined Over Matter concert in 2008 - for soprano, piano, flute and clarinet, The Aria of the Princess from The Princess of the Stars by R. Murray Schafer (Canada’s most famous composer and a living legend) – for solo soprano, and much more.
Also… question of the day. How will they get the piano in the mine? That would be a story unto itself!
For more information, please check out http://www.astrolabemusiktheatre.com/?p=149.
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral is a co-production of the Canadian Music Centre, the Britannia Mine Museum, and Astrolabe Musik Theatre, and is made possible through the generous support of Tom Lee Music.
The Canadian Music Centre is an independent, not for profit, non-government agency that promotes and disseminates the music of Canadian Composers. The Canadian Music Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada through the Canada Music Fund.
An Astrolabe Musik Theatre / Britannia Mine Museum / Canadian Music Centre co-production.