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Pictures at an Exhibition

A brand-new, VIS-commissioned production of Mussorgsky’s timeless suite Pictures at an Exhibition! With original orchestration by Jason Nett, written and directed by Meg Roe, and conducted by Pierre Simard. This production is at the core of our VIS mission, and features musicians, visual arts and community in a one-of-a-kind immersive experience showcasing our place.

Concert Programme

MUSSORGSKY / orch. Nett        Pictures at an Exhibition *Premiere

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APR 24, 2022

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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (21 March [O.S. 9 March] 1839 – 28 March [O.S. 16 March] 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.

Many of his works were inspired by Russian historyRussian folklore, and other national themes. Such works include the opera Boris Godunov, the orchestral tone poem Night on Bald Mountain and the piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition.

For many years Mussorgsky's works were mainly known in versions revised or completed by other composers. Many of his most important compositions have posthumously come into their own in their original forms, and some of the original scores are now also available.

 

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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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