I Hit My Head and Everything Changed

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Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm EDT

The Esprit Orchestra present a blast of powerful orchestral sound, Adès’ opera overture provides for the dramatic launch of Esprit’s season. Harman’s integration of video art projections inspired by his collaboration with artist Moira Ness, brings new treasure to multimedia orchestral life. One of Louie’s most expressive choral works embellishes her receiving the Molson Prize in the Arts and Abrahamsen’s compelling concerto for the left hand showcases Avan Yu as one of Canada’s hottest young pianists.

Presentation of 2019 Canada Council Molson Prize in the Arts to Alexina Louie will take place during the concert.


Thomas Adès (England)
Overture to “The Tempest” op.22a (2004)
for orchestra
Brian Harman (Canada)
I Hit My Head and Everything Changed (2019)**
for orchestra with video art projections by Moira Ness
Alexina Louie (Canada)
Love Songs for a Small Planet (1989)
for chamber choir, harp, percussion & string orchestra
Hans Abrahamsen (Denmark)
Left, alone (2015)*
for piano (left hand) and orchestra

*Canadian Premiere
**World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra with generous support from the Ontario Arts Council

Guest artists

    • ALEX PAUK, Conductor
    • AVAN YU, Piano
    • MOIRA NESS, Artist

Single tickets available as of September 3, 2019. Concert tickets include a Pre-Concert chat at 7:15pm. Tickets starting at $20, available on the The Royal Conservatory website

Oct 6, 2019
8:00 pm EDT

Koerner Hall
273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON