To celebrate the 100th anniversary of ‘Rite of Spring’, Ensemble Paramirabo commissioned an arrangement of Stravinsky’s revolutionary piece for their first Canadian tour, Folklore, Myth and Legend. ‘Rite of Spring,’ with innovations of tonality, rhythm, and dissonance that caused a furor in 1913 and is credited with sparking the contemporary music movement is now one of the most recorded pieces of classical music.
Founded in 2010 by young professional musicians, Ensemble Paramirabo is dedicated to performing new composers’ works. Bachtrack has described the quintet as ‘a rare gem in [Montreal] – born solely of creative inspiration, and their evolution as an up- and coming musical force is not to be missed.’
Through music, this dynamic Montreal-based quintet presents works revolving around the fantastical in Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Winnipeg and Toronto. Also featured are works from the group’s debut album, Autoportrait including Claude Vivier’s Paramirabo, Kevin Lau’s Gates of Light, New York based composer Moon Young HA’s Fairytale, and two new works by Alberta composers, Christiaan Venter and Nova Pon.