Gryphon Trio to Perform in Stephen Hutchings' WAG Exhibition

Canada’s acclaimed Gryphon Trio, with special guest clarinetist James Campbell, will be performing at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Stephen Hutchings: Landscapes for the End of Time.

On Thursday, May 10, at 7pm, artist Stephen Hutchings will give a talk on his work prior to the Trio’s 8pm performance in the WAG’s Muriel Richardson Auditorium. On Friday, May 11, both talk and performance will take place within the actual exhibition, 6:30pm for the talk and 7:30pm for the performance. Admission to each talk/performance is $25 for WAG members and $30 for non-members and includes admission to the exhibition itself.

“Stephen Hutchings' series Landscapes for the End of Time is a breathtaking response to Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, one of the most moving chamber works ever written”, says Gryphon Trio cellist Roman Borys. “The music and paintings combine beautifully and we are looking forward to this rare performance opportunity. Alexina  Louie's Echoes of Time is the newest work on the program. It is inspired by Messiaen's work and serves as a musical prelude to the Quartet for the End of Time. Valentin Silvestrov wrote Fugitive Visions of Mozart for the Gryphon Trio in 2006. An exquisite work, it evokes an image of Mozart's music suspended in time.”

Consisting of Annalee Patipatnakoon, violin; Jamie Parker, piano; and Roman Borys, cello, the Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.

Called by the Toronto Star “Canada’s preeminent clarinetist and wind soloist”, James Campbell has performed with over 50 symphony orchestras in most of the world’s major concert halls. He has collaborated and performed with many of the world’s great musicians, including Aaron Copland and Glenn Gould. He has toured with over 30 string quartets, including the Amadeus, Guarneri, Vermeer, New Zealand, St. Lawrence, Fine Arts, and Allegri String Quartets.

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Celebrating its centenary in 2012, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and Manitoba’s leading visual arts institution. With a collection of over 24,000 objects spanning many centuries and cultures—including the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art—the WAG is constantly moving between the historical and the contemporary in an effort to engage a growing public with the power of art in our lives. 

 

 

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