303 E Cordova St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L4
Enjoy a full spectacle of organ music, video visuals, and stimulating narration featuring commentary by CBC’s Bob McDonald – science guru, host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, and author of several books – topped off with exquisite music played by Jenny Vincent on the organ. Audiences will be enraptured by this fascinating, breathtaking, and entertaining programme, wrapped up with spectacular visuals on large screens. This is an event not to be missed.
The first performance on Vancouver Island last year sold out and received ecstatic praise from concert-goers. Bob McDonald, host of Quirks & Quarks brings science to over 500,000 devoted CBC listeners weekly. He also is CBC’s science correspondent for The National and hosts Heads Up, a series for children. McDonald’s most recent book is Canadian Space Walkers : Hadfield, MacLean and Williams Remember the Ultimate High Adventure.
Jenny Vincent is organist at Knox United Church in Parksville. She has played an eclectic mix of instruments over her career, ranging from the iconic Hammond B-3 jazz organ to a Casavant Frères 3000+ pipe organ. Jenny has performed throughout Canada and the United States. “Jenny Vincent is a gifted organist with skill and dedication, who brings music to sparkling life” ( David Drinkell, Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton ). It is Jenny’s passion to make the organ a valued and accepted musical instrument in our mainstream society.
Fanfare for the Common Man Aaron Copland
Arranged by Richard Lloyd
Genesis of a Planet
Sabre Dance Aram Khachaturian
Arranged by Friedemann Winklhofer
The Earth is Alive!
Aquarium Camille Saint-Saens
Transcribed by Ekaterina Melnikova
Making It Blow
The Ride of the Valkyries Richard Wagner
Transcribed by Edwin Lemare
Our Protective Blanket
Deuxieme Arabesque Claude Debussy
Transcribed by Leon Roques
Ever Changing, Always the Same
Rondo in G Richard Ellsasser
(1926 – 1972)
Attributed to John Bull
Fire and Life
Magic Fire Music Richard Wagner
Transcribed by Stokowski/James H Rogers
Dance of the Water Spirits Hans-Andre Stamm
Maroondah Merzbau Stephen Ingham
Most of the music selections in this program are transcriptions of original works that have been scored for a different instrument or instruments. Usually transcriptions stay close to the original music but often become more of an arrangement with certain aspects of the piece changed to suit the composer and new instrumental needs.