Classical music: Vancouver’s musica intima springs into season with pair of projects
When: April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St., Vancouver.
The concert title is drawn from the program’s anchor work, Millard’s Towards the Light. Gramit says that composer Peter Hannan, who has a long relationship with the ensemble, recommended Millard. Several projects were discussed and the one that seemed just right was a setting of texts from Emily Carr’s diaries.
Published in 1966, Carr’s Hundreds and Thousands give an intimate self-portrait of British Columbia’s iconic painter. Her book is a jumble of ideas, domestic concerns, family relationships, professional frustrations and productive friendships. Inevitably, Carr always turns back to her central inspiration, the British Columbia forest, often used as a metaphor for personal and spiritual growth.