October 1, 2012 | 7:00pm
Americas Society | 680 Park Avenue NYC

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$10 general admission
$15 includes signed copy of the CD

Dreamscapes: Celebrate Our Second Studio Album

Dreamscapes is a world premiere recording of three works by Edmonton-born composer Vivian Fung released on Naxos. The recording features Ms. Fung's acclaimed Violin Concerto (2011) and Piano Concerto Dreamscapes (2009), performed by Metropolis Ensemble with conductor Andrew Cyr, violinist Kristin Lee, and pianist Conor Hanick; and her Glimpses for prepared piano (2006), performed by Mr. Hanick. All three of the works on the new recording have drawn their inspiration from Ms. Fung's travels to Bali.

The concertos, both commissioned by Metropolis Ensemble*, were recorded at Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood and produced by two-time Grammy winner Tim Martyn.

Americas Society is a grand turn-of-the-century townhouse on the Upper East Side; an intimate and elegant setting for both the concert forum and wine reception. Learn more...


ON THE PROGRAM

Vivian Fung: Birdsong

A New York premiere for solo violin and piano.

Interactive Media Discussion

Ms. Fung discusses the creation of the album and the stylistic origins of her composition process.

Selections from Dreamscapes

Live performances by album soloists violinist Kristin Lee and pianist Conor Hanick.

Special Guests

Album producer Tim Martyn, composer Vivian Fung, and Metropolis Ensemble artistic director / conductor Andrew Cyr.

Exclusive Wine Reception

Metropolis Ensemble members and patrons and America Society members are invited to join immediately following the concert. Become a member or renew today!

* Major support for Dreamscapes and Violin Concerto was generously provided by Paul and Elizabeth DeRosa.


ABOUT THE ALBUM

This event will also serve as a celebration of the launch of Naxos' new Canadian Classics series, modeled on Naxos American Classics, the highly acclaimed series featuring music by American composers. Naxos Canadian Classics will release 6 to 8 new CDs per year, with composers from across Canada and covering the major areas of classical music: orchestra, large ensemble, vocal, chamber, and solo instrumental music. In launching this new series, Naxos founder Klaus Heymann said: "I am pleased to announce the launch of Naxos Canadian Classics. Naxos has been recording outstanding Canadian musicians for many years. With this series we can now pay attention to Canada's fine composers as well." Dreamscapes will be the third release on this series.

Since 1987, Naxos has redefined how classical music is presented and marketed. Innovative strategies of recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent have enabled the label to develop one of the largest and fastest growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire available anywhere--currently over 2500 titles--with state-of-the-art sound and consumer-friendly prices.

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Cover art courtesy of Jiha Moon: Skyscape (ink and acrylic on HanJi, 25" x 40", 2006).

The Performers


Kristin Lee

Violin

Conor Hanick

Piano

Andrew Cyr

Artistic Director / Conductor

The Composers


Vivian Fung

Composer