May 11, 2011

Robert Turner & His Music

Tuesday May 17, 7:30 pm
Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Please come to the launch of this new collection of Robert Turner's music, hosted by his wife Sara Scott-Turner and followed by a reception.

Robert Turner has shared ideas and learned from Messiaen, Britten, Berio, Andriessen, Stockhausen, Britten, Copland, William Schuman, Elliot Carter and Roy Harris, as well as the many conductors and performers who have played his music.

Turner's "undoctrinaire openness of response seems to be the key to his work," wrote Peter Garvie (former CBC colleague) in 1969. "It can be gay without being slick, and deeply felt without losing balance and clarity."

In 2006, composer Sid Robinovitch wrote, "One of the features of Dr. Turner's music that is most apparent to me is its distinctively North American quality. I believe that his music has achieved what is characteristic of the great composers of this continent such as Copland, Harris, and Ives."

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