Hard Rubber Orchestra – GREATEST HITS
Vancouver’s 18-piece powerhouse jazz orchestra plays crowd-favourites of the past few years, featuring the music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler, John Korsrud and others.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 8pm
Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre ● Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings Street
tickets $25 general, $15 students/seniors
buy tickets online at sfuwoodwards.ca
On April 19, 2014 the Hard Rubber Orchestra will take on an evening of jazz, new music and fusion as only they can. The concert will feature the music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler, John Korsrud and others.
Formed by artistic director John Korsrud twenty-three years ago, the Hard Rubber Orchestra has consistently been Canada’s most active and unpredictable ensembles of creative music, presenting concerts of original music by some of Canada’s most exciting composers, performed by Vancouver’s finest musicians. They have toured across Canada several times and to Europe, are recording their third CD, and have produced operas, TV specials, ice shows and raves. They are the recipients of the 2005 Alcan Arts Award, the largest arts award for creation in Canada.
Described by the Georgia Straight as the “Godzilla of the Vancouver jazz scene, a big, goofy monster that stomps through complex charts with the swagger of big swing band and the heat of a thermonuclear explosion,” The Hard Rubber Orchestra has commissioned many of the finest composers from Vancouver and across Canada, including Kenny Wheeler, Darcy James Argue, Ian McDougall, Brad Turner, Phil Dwyer, Michael Blake, Fred Stride, Hugh Fraser, Peter Hannan, Howard Bashaw, and Montreal’s Jean Derome and René Lussier.
“The performance was one of the most exhilarating I’ve been to in ages. I’ve rarely encountered such a magical combination of terrific musicians exploring well-crafted new repertoire with wit and intelligence. The sheer energy and commitment that went into the event was staggering . . . it was one of the most impressive musical events I’ve experienced in Vancouver in several years.” Denise Ball, Producer, CBC Radio