Music for the Winter Solstice 2015

Music for the Winter Solstice 2015

Music for the Winter Solstice 2015

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 | $49/$15 (regular/student) General admission seating. All ages welcome.

Music on Main celebrates the winter season with the second annual concert inspired by the solstice.

Composer In Residence Caroline Shaw and Artistic Director David Pay have programmed an evening of luminous music for long, dark nights, including Caroline Shaw’s “Winter Carol,” Alfredo Santa Ana’s “A Short Song for the Longest Night of the Year,” James Maxwell’s “Serere,” readings of inspired poetry that complements the music, and more.

Plus, Caroline Shaw has written a winter carol that we can all sing together. Click here to hear it in advance, or learn it from the score below.

This is a concert of warmth and light, with a holiday feel minus the mistletoe. Don’t miss it.

This concert is generously sponsored by Eileen Mate.



Caroline Shaw (born 1982)
Improvisations for viola

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

Eliot Weinberger
“At the Sign of the Hand”
read by Aisha Sacha John
published in The Capilano Review 2.49

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

France Daigle
Extrait de Pour Sûr
read by Hilary Ison
published in The Capilano Review 3.20

Caroline Shaw
Limestone & Felt for viola & cello

Ann Southam  (1937-2010)
Glass Houses #3

Robin Blaser
read by Jenny Penberthy
published in The Capilano Review 1.8&9

James Maxwell (born 1968)
Serere for harp, cello & electroacoustics

Colin Browne
read by Colin Browne
unpublished poem

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

Caroline Shaw
Winter Carol