Transfigured Night

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
9:00 PM

Carla Huhtanen (soprano)
Rachel Iwaasa (piano)
Cecilia String Quartet
Tawnya Popoff (viola)
Rebecca Wenham (cello)


Heritage Hall
3102 Main Street (at East 15th, in East Van) | google map

Doors and Bar open at approximately 8:30 pm | Concert starts at 9:00 pm
General Admission seating. All ages welcome.


Eight incredible musicians. Two legendary pieces. One unforgettable concert.

George Crumb’s haunting Apparition for soprano and piano takes its inspiration from Walt Whitman’s poems, but this is no straight-forward setting of songs.  Wordless singing, amplified piano, strange — and beautiful — sounds: Crumb’s 30-minute piece explores the circular nature of life and death, a cycle never-ending.

The nature of love is explored through sound in Arnold Schoenberg’s 1899 classic Verklärte Nacht, or Transfigured Night. It’s a piece that shocked Vienna in the early 1900’s, but today the music sounds lushly Romantic.  Written for two violins, two violas, and two cellos, Transfigured Night re-tells an erotic and evocative poem through sound.

With top-flight performances, and transcendent music that evokes love, loss, and longing, this concert is a perfect chance to recharge and share a true moment of connection.


Heritage Hall is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets: 604.879.9888 or by email at

The 2014 Modulus Festival is generously sponsored by Bryan Price.


George Crumb (born 1929)
   Apparition, Elegiac Songs and Vocalises for Soprano and Amplified Piano

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
   Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op.4


Single Tickets $25 ($10 students)
Buy online through Tickets Tonight or call Music on Main at 604.879.9888

Order a ticket package and save! Transfigured Night can be purchased as part of the Modulus Festival Pass, and the 6-Pack Sampler. Buy both Modulus concerts on October 28 for $35 ($15 students).

Can be purchased online through Tickets Tonight, or call us at 604.879.9888.