Music for the Winter Solstice 2014

Music for the Winter Solstice 2014

Music for the Winter Solstice 2014 – SOLD OUT

Doors at 7:00PM | Concert starts at 8:00PM

Caroline Shaw, voice & violin
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Steve Maddock, voice
COULOIR, Ariel Barnes, cello, & Heidi Krutzen, harp

TICKETS | $39/$15 (regular/student) General admission seating. All ages welcome.

Music on Main celebrates the winter season with a new tradition: a concert inspired by the solstice.

As the nights get cold and dark, great music brings us together. Join new and old friends at Heritage Hall for a gorgeous programme including works by Arvo Pärt, Alfredo Santa Ana, and Music on Main’s Composer In Residence Caroline Shaw – the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Together with Caroline, Artistic Director David Pay has brought together music from composers as diverse as Franz Schubert and Caroline Lizotte, Claude Debussy and the Wyrd Sisters.  It’s an evening that promises warmth and joy.

Read more about the concert in the Georgia Straight‘s interview with Caroline Shaw and Ariel Barnes.

Sold out!  Limited standing room only tickets available at the door.

This concert is generously sponsored by Eileen Mate.



Caroline Shaw (born 1982)
Improvisations for violin and voice

The Wyrd Sisters
   The Spirit of Solstice, arr. Caroline Shaw & Steve Maddock

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
   Flood (“Wasserflut” from “Winterreise”) translated by Michael Symmons Roberts

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
   Beau Soir for cello and harp

Jean Coulthard (1908-2000)
   Image astrale for solo piano

Alfredo Santa Ana (born 1980)
   A Short Song for the Longest Night of the Year (world premiere)

Arvo Pärt (born 1935)
   Spiegel im spiegel for violin and piano

Caroline Lizotte (born 1969)
   Close for Couloir for cello and harp

Caroline Shaw (born 1982)
   Winter Carol (world premiere)