Heather Pawsey performs Sunday at Rocky Mountaineer train station

Heather Pawsey performs this Sunday on rail cars!

She is one of the most adventuresome and creative performers that I know. 

DSC_4176_103729 - soprano Heather E. PAWSEY by FlungingPictures.Heather is a favorite performer at Gung Haggis Fat Choy events – photo Patrick Tam/Flunging Pictures

Through her unique music series “New Music in New Places,” She has sung in mines, a wine vat, at the aquarium… Now she will be singing in rail cars.

February 15, 2009
Rocky Mountaineer Station
Vancouver BC
(see Heather's message below for details)

At the 2009 Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner, she reprised her Brief
Encounters work with dj Timothy Wisdom, singing opera arias to hip hop
beats.  As well, she sang the classic Chinese folk song Mo Li Hua
(Jasmine Flower) in mandarin, accompanied by cultural fusion ensemble
Silk Road Music.

DSC_3803_103366 - Heather PAWSEY & Mad Celts by FlungingPictures.

Check out her website

See the message from Heather below:


If you're looking for something a little different next
weekend, please come and enjoy an evening of evocative railway-themed
Canadian chamber music at my upcoming New Music in New Places concert
Sound-Tracks.  Due to recent federal cuts, this unfortunately marks the
final round of New Music in New Places, so if you haven't had the
opportunity yet to check out these unique, site-specific events, come
to the Rocky Mountaineer train station on February 15 to find out what
they've been all about.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountaineer Train Station
1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver
(Reservations required, 604-606-7361 or concert@rockymountaineer.com)
Aboard!! SOUND-TRACKS, a rollicking ride of contemporary classical
Canadian music celebrating the mystery and romance of the rails, “hits
the track” Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rocky
Mountaineer Train Station (1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver).  This
event is part of the New Music in New Places concert series, presented
by the Canadian Music Centre.
Board three stationary carriages
of the Rocky Mountaineer and Whistler Mountaineer trains (including the
gracious Glacier Dome car, and luxurious, bi-level GoldLeaf Dome Coach
affording a spectacular view of downtown Vancouver by night) with
critically acclaimed musicians Ariel Barnes, cello; Kathryn Cernauskas,
flute; AK Coope, clarinet; and Heather Pawsey, soprano for short,
intimate “mini-concerts”, and then move into the renovated vintage
station itself to join pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa for a full ensemble
Just as the railway united the vast borders of our
country, music brings us closer together and sets us dreaming of
journeys, explorations and new discoveries.  From coast to coast,
Canadian composers and authors have been fascinated with the legends
and lore of our iconic railways. SOUND-TRACKS celebrates this robust
legacy with works that include Violet Archer’s Train at Night; Paul
McIntyre’s At the Railway Station; Elma Miller’s Windwalker; Marjan
Mozetich’s Duet in Blue; Eldon Rathburn’s Ghost Train; Sid
Robinovitch’s Three Winter Songs; and Norman Symond’s Deep Ground, Long
Works from British Columbia highlight Michael
Bushnell’s On Track; Jocelyn Morlock's Train; John Oliver’s 3
Trains; Sylvia Rickard’s Songs of the Loon; Barry Truax’s Steam;
and Leslie Uyeda’s Classical Escapade (world premiere), among others.
to SOUND-TRACKS is free but reservations are required on a first-come,
first-served basis. To book a space, please call the concert hotline at
604-606-7361 or email concert@rockymountaineer.com.
ADVISORY: As a portion of this concert will include moving from car to
car along the platform, please dress appropriately for weather and wear
footwear suitable for boarding railway carriages.
acclaimed musicians Ariel Barnes, cello; Kathryn Cernauskas, flute; AK
Coope, clarinet; Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano; and Heather Pawsey, soprano
are particularly noted for their fearless and innovative approaches to
contemporary music.  Collectively, they have premiered hundreds of new
Canadian works, many written specifically for them, with performances
spanning North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
The Rocky
Mountaineer Station is located at 1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver (east
on Terminal Avenue, south on Cottrell Street, located beside the Home
Depot) and parking is available.  The vintage station is a renovated
mid-1950s Canadian National Railways locomotive maintenance building
with exposed timber and brick, 35 foot vaulted ceilings, and a
full-length glass wall that provides a complete view of the track and
rolling stock.
SOUND-TRACKS is part of the Canadian Music
Centre’s “New Music in New Places” initiative to take Canadian music
out of concert halls and in to alternative venues, and is made possible
through the generous support and assistance of Rocky Mountaineer
Vacations and Tom Lee Music.  The Canadian Music Centre is an
independent, not for profit, non-government agency that promotes and
disseminates the music of Canadian composers.  2009 marks the 50th
anniversary of the Canadian Music Centre, and SOUND-TRACKS is dedicated
to the CMC in appreciation and celebration. 
The Canadian Music
Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the SOCAN Foundation and
the Government of Canada through the Canada Music Fund.
Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountaineer Station (1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver)
(Reservations required, 604-606-7361 or concert@rockymountaineer.com)
More Info: Canadian Music Centre | 604.734.4622 | www.musiccentre.ca
Media Contact: Kara Gibbs | kara@karagibbs.com | 604.644.6985

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