FRIDAY October 18, 2019 2 – 3 PM

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OPUS #1 The Piano

A brand new piece by former VIS Composer-in-residence, Jason Nett begins our 25th Anniversary Season. We also welcome pianist Michael Kim for one of the most romantic and tuneful piano concertos ever penned.

Concert Programme

Conductor         Pierre Simard

Jason NETT         The Brave Heart

GRIEG                     Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Guest Artist

Michael Kim         Piano

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Jason Nett is a Canadian composer, producer, and guitarist born in New WestminsterBritish Columbia. He was the resident composer for the Vancouver Island Symphony. He also works as a producer and performs internationally.

Jason Nett's commissioned works are frequently performed in Vancouver's "classical" community by orchestras, chamber ensembles, choirs etc.(listed below). Nett fuses the classical styles of composers like Bach and Beethoven with influences from Rock and Jazz. Nett's music integrates an emphasis on vibrant rhythm in many of his works. About his Vancouver Island commissioned work, Sonic Blue, Jason Nett says, "The piece is very up-tempo, very rhythmic, something you would find in blues-rock guitar today..."

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Michael Kim (born 1968) is a Canadian concert pianist and professor. He is currently Professor and Director of the University of Minnesota School of Music, Twin Cities. He was Dean of the School of Music at Brandon University and earlier Chair of the Keyboard Department, and faculty associate to the President at Lawrence University, Wisconsin.

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Jason Nett is a Canadian composer, producer, and guitarist born in New WestminsterBritish Columbia. He was the resident composer for the Vancouver Island Symphony. He also works as a producer and performs internationally.

Jason Nett's commissioned works are frequently performed in Vancouver's "classical" community by orchestras, chamber ensembles, choirs etc.(listed below). Nett fuses the classical styles of composers like Bach and Beethoven with influences from Rock and Jazz. Nett's music integrates an emphasis on vibrant rhythm in many of his works. About his Vancouver Island commissioned work, Sonic Blue, Jason Nett says, "The piece is very up-tempo, very rhythmic, something you would find in blues-rock guitar today..."

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Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to international consciousness, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Bedřich Smetana did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively.

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The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, composed by Edvard Grieg in 1868, was the only concerto Grieg completed. It is one of his most popular works and is among the most popular of all piano concerti.

The work is among Grieg's earliest important works, written by the 24-year-old composer in 1868 in SøllerødDenmark, during one of his visits there to benefit from the climate.

The concerto is often compared to the Piano Concerto of Robert Schumann: it is in the same key; the opening descending flourish on the piano is similar; and the overall style is considered to be closer to Schumann than any other single composer. Incidentally, both composers wrote only one concerto for piano. Grieg had heard Schumann's concerto played by Clara Schumann in Leipzig in 1858, and was greatly influenced by Schumann's style generally, having been taught the piano by Schumann's friend Ernst Ferdinand Wenzel.

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Michael Kim (born 1968) is a Canadian concert pianist and professor. He is currently Professor and Director of the University of Minnesota School of Music, Twin Cities. He was Dean of the School of Music at Brandon University and earlier Chair of the Keyboard Department, and faculty associate to the President at Lawrence University, Wisconsin.

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