Rushes in Vancouver
Last weekend in Vancouver was one of our more memorable performances of Rushes. Vancouver New Music put on the show and without doubt is one of the finest new music presenters with whom I’ve worked – a terrific organization with an engaged and enthusiastic audience. We performed at the Orpheum Annex in Vancouver and did a pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Giorgio Magnanensi.
We received a great review for this concert.
Rushes was commissioned in 2011 by the New Music Bassoon Fund. It is a 55 minute tour-de-force that takes the listener on a meditative journey through rich, undulating harmonies captured by the velvety sound of seven bassoons. The Rushes Ensemble gave the world premiere performance of Rushes in September 2012 at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, New York, and has since performed at some of the most important contemporary music festivals in Europe including the November Music and GLOW Festivals in the Netherlands and the Surround Festival in Brugge, Belgium.
The ensemble’s recording of the work on Cantaloupe Records is available for purchase.