Turning Point Ensemble premieres new Douglas composition “Sand Hill” this Friday & Sunday

This Friday and Sunday, Turning Point ensemble performs works by Ellington and Stravinsky along side new works by Dave Douglas—”Sand Hill”—and Brad Turner.

More info at turningpointensemble.ca/.

Turning Point Ensemble presents a blockbuster, genre-busting program that explores the connections between the worlds of jazz and classical music in the early 20th century and the present day. The music of Duke Ellington and Igor Stravinsky, arguably the two most influential musicians of the first half of the 20th century, at times reveals uncanny similarities. Turning Point presents Ellington’s “The Clothed Woman” and “On a Turquoise Cloud” in arrangements byFred Stride alongside Stravinsky’s “Tango”, “Pastorale”, and “Octet”. Jazz vocalist Jennifer Scott joins the ensemble to perform both Ellington and Stravinsky.

In a major event connecting Vancouver and New York City, we are delighted to present a premiere from two-time Grammy nominated jazz musician Dave Douglas, arguably the most prolific and original trumpeter/composer of his generation.

The program is completed with a new commission by one of Canada’s most versatile and highly-esteemed jazz musicians, Vancouver’s multi-instrumentalist/composer Brad Turner.