THE WILL OF LIFE.

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Event Description

The beauty of music knows no borders, and unifies listeners in the tuneful sundry of our harmonious world. Award-winning Canadian composer Vincent Ho writes music for the stringed Chinese instrument the pipa, in an original composition performed by the Grammy-nominated Wu Man. The child prodigy Leonid Nediak takes centre stage with the rhythmically stirring Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev. In the midst of the First Great War, Danish composer Carl Nielsen penned his “Inextinguishable” Symphony No. 4, a heroic reflection on the nature of humankind.

Kristian Alexander | conductor

Vincent Ho | composer-in-residence

Wu Man | pipa

Yi Qin | narrator

Leonid Nediak | pianist

Michael Berec | host

7:15 p.m. Prélude (pre-concert recital)

7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk

Intermission discussion with Michael Berec, Wu Man and Yi Qin

Post-concert live jazz with complimentary glass of Champagne

Vincent Ho, Rejuvenation: A Taoist Journey

Prokofiev, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3, Op. 26

Nielsen, Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 “The inextinguishable”

To reserve your seats, go to www.MarkhamTheatre.ca or call 905.305.7469