2 2019

Steve Reich's Different Trains

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Trinity St. Paul's Centre 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON
416-504-1282, 102 info@soundstreams.ca

Contact Peter Donato
416-504-1282, 102

$ Cost $ 57.50

"A work of such originality that 'breakthrough' seems the only possible description... [It] possesses an absolutely harrowing emotional impact." New York Times

Steve Reich calls “Different Trains” a “music documentary” and perhaps it is the most personal of his works. Both a memory of the train journeys across the US that Reich undertook as a child in the 1940s and a reflection, that had he grown up in Europe as a Jew, Reich’s train journeys would have been very different. Reich wrote this Grammy-winning classic for string quartet using interviews with Holocaust survivors, US train workers and train sounds. The celebrated Rolston String Quartet will create the aural engine for this special performance with video (Toronto premiere) hauntingly realized by Spanish filmmaker Beatriz Caravaggio. Rounding out the program will be works by R. Murray Schafer, Rolf Wallin and Dorothy Chang. February 2, 2019, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. For tickets and information: https://bit.ly/2qwl5Wx


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