Conductor Brad Lubman leads the Wordless Music Orchestra in John Adams' "Christian Zeal and Activity"; Montreal band Torngat perform their own set, and the Wordless Music Orchestra returns for Gavin Bryars' "The Sinking of the Titanic." Jad Abumrad hosts this program, which also features a conversation with conductor Brad Lubman.
Violin/Piano duo Colin Jacobsen and Katya Mihailova perform Arvo Pärt's "Fratres"; vocalist Abby Fischer premieres Nico Muhly's "Mothertongue," and Toronto-based songwriter/producer Sandro Perri (a.k.a. "Polmo Polpo") performs his own set. Jad Abumrad hosts, joined by composer/performer Meredith Monk — whose latest album Impermanence was recently released on the ECM label.
Kyrgyzstani pianist Katya Mihailova takes on Chopin; Rock quartet Electric Kompany performs music by Jacob TV; Toronto-based indie band Do Make Say Think bring their own brand of eclectic music to the stage, and we hear the US premiere of Radiohead lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood's "Popcorn Superhet Receiver for String Orchestra." Jad Abumrad hosts, joined by composer David Lang, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music.