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NOW! Contemporary Canadian Voices

2 October 2021 @ 8:00 pm

- $25
NOW! Contemporary Canadian Voices, October 2, 2021

Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor

Vern Griffiths, percussion

Lizée, Perxploitation
Morlock, Disquiet
Goddard, Live Wire (World Premiere)
Nurulla-Khoja, Gusto

Vancouver superstar percussionist, Vern Griffiths, joins VS Associate Conductor Giuseppe Pietraroia and the VS for a program of outstanding and groundbreaking new works by Canadian composers.  Nicole Lizée’s Perxploitation is a concerto for percussion of mind-boggling virtuosity. Performing in a sea of percussion instruments and in front of projected film of past great drummers and artists, Vern never misses a beat. This program also includes the world premiere of Marcus Goddard’s Live Wire commissioned for the VS as well as works by Jocelyn Morlock and Farangis Nurulla-Khoja.

Both Lizée and Goddard’s pieces are made possible with the help of the Hugh Davidson Fund held at the Victoria Foundation.

*Please note seating is limited to 300 people. When purchasing your tickets, the seats around you will become unavailable to assure socially distanced seating. All seats are the same price.

Tickets can be purchased online below or by calling Farquhar at UVic at 250.721.8480. Please review the vaccine passport procedures on what to expect at the concert venue.

Join Bob Fraser as he talks with composers featured in the concert in the pre-concert talk.

This concert is sponsored by Island Savings Wealth Management.

Silver Sponsor, Island Savings Wealth Management


2 October 2021
starts at 8:00 pm
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Farquhar at UVic
University Farquhar Auditorium, Ring Road
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 Canada

Concert Programme

  • Lizée
  • Morlock
  • Goddard
    Live Wire (World Premiere)
  • Nurulla-Khoja