WORLDS COLLIDE International Society for Contemporary Music programmer David Pay is relieved that we’re not going to force him to pick his favourite children from the acts on view during World New Music Days 2017, Thursday to Wednesday (November 2 to 8). We, though, have no such qualms. If time or money limits you to a single concert, make it the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra showcase: not only will you hear new works from Friedrich Heinrich Kern, Charlotte Bray, and VSO composer in residence Jocelyn Morlock, you’ll also be present for the world premiere of John Oliver and Mohamed Assani’s Pressedfortime, a concerto for sitar and orchestra with Assani in the soloist’s role. Worlds will collide—and combine, beautifully.
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is at the Orpheum on Sunday (November 5) as part of ISCM 2017.