playing in tongues

February 5, 2006, 8 pm
The Music Gallery
197 John Street, Toronto, ON, CA, M5T 1X6 map

The serendipity of the new: a snapshot of the Canadian scene as Continuum premieres three newly commissioned works. Taking form and technique to the breaking point, Hatch and Saint-Denis play with theatre and virtuosity in works for full ensemble while Oesterle reflects on the past in his monumental new duo for violin and piano. The serendipity of the unexpected: American Fernando Benadon’s Meet Café answers Continuum’s Call for Scores with a wry dance.


  1. Peter HatchCA
  2. Michael OesterleCA
  3. Patrick Saint-DenisCA
  4. Fernando BenadonAR/US

* Canada Council Commission
† Ontario Arts Council Commission
‡ Continuum Call for Scores


Continuum’s ensemble, with Benjamin Bowman (violin), Robin Engelman (conductor).

playing in tongues