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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vancouver Island Symphony

Water Concerto by Tan Dun
“Water” is the largest production undertaken by the VI Symphony to date and begins with the intoxicating, imaginative and spectacular Water Concerto by Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun, one of the most
important living composers on the planet. Using water as a musical instrument, percussionist Jonathan Bernard,
assisted by Daniel Tones and Martin Fisk, will be creating unique, sensuous, organic and sometimes celestial sounds and sights of water – rippling, sparkling, wet, fresh. 
“The Water Concerto also involves light,” says Maestro Simard, “and to create the composer’s effects, specific instruments have to be flown here from New York.”