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December 2, 2016
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Peter Hatch introducing new works in K-W

Apr 11/08

This weekend, composition professor Dr. Peter Hatch presents a world premiere of Call of Amber, a large brass ensemble and percussion composition, with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The work, which Hatch calls “a surround-sound piece” will feature the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony’s brass players, and will be conducted by Edwin Outwater, the Symphony’s music director. Performances are Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30  pm, at Centre in the Square.

On May 1 and 2, Hatch will unveil Reaching for Nothing: Water’s Thirst at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. Hatch created the interdisciplinary work in collaboration with visual artist Dereck Revington and choreographer David Earle. Hatch says the show, which features some of the area’s finest performers in new work, will be “part light sculpture, part dance, part theatre, part chamber music, part electro-acoustic, all beautifully-haunting."  Both performances will be at  8 pm.

These presentations of new work follow Hatch’s recent world premiere Imaginibus Mundi. The musical street scene, which Hatch composed in collaboration with Faculty of Music students Colin Labadie and Heather Olaveson, served as a prelude to the Faculty’s of Music’s March 28-29 production of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. That production which partnered the Motus O Dance Company with a mass choir composed of WLU and area high school students marked the public launch of the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community.

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