Vancouver Pro Musica presents:
A live stream concert featuring the Trinanina Trio
Mark Takeshi McGregor – Flute; Sophie Dansereau – Bassoon; Joy Yeh – Harp
Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm
RSVP to [email protected] by 9 am on September 13 to receive a link to the concert
Free to attend. Donations appreciated. (Canada Helps)
Program (not in concert order)
John Baker: Symmetrical Design No. 9 (7’00)
Jack Campbell: 65, 898 (7’00)
Javier Canseco: Streams (6’00)
Henry From: Rainshapes (7’50)
Robert Humber: not knowing (9’30)
Mark Marinic: Aurea (5’40)
Farshid Samandari: Huma (8’00)
Gabriella Yorke: El Hombre que lo Tenía, Todo, Todo, Todo (8’00)
About the Artists
Sophie Dansereau, bassoonist
Born in Sorel-Tracy, Québec, Sophie Dansereau is currently assistant-principal bassoon and contrabassoon for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She has also been heard as the principal bassoon and contrabassoon in several orchestras around the world, including the National Art Center Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and the Québec Symphony.
Sophie is an active chamber music bassoonist and soloist. A forming member of the Ad Mare wind quintet, she received several top prizes in Canadian and International competitions. She has been featured as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Vancouver Symphony and was heard as a soloist and chamber player across Canada on the CBC radio and Radio-Canada. A new music advocate, she premiered Jeffrey Ryan’s piece Miss Havisham am Spinnrade for solo bassoon and Plumb for solo contrabassoon and chamber orchestra.
Parallel to her performing career, Sophie is on the faculty of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music and the Vancouver Academy of Music. An in-demand clinician, she also serves on the faculty of Douglas College, the West Coast Amateur Music Society, and teaches in her personal studio.
Mark Takeshi McGregor, flutist
Flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor enjoys a diverse career as a leading performer of classical and contemporary music. Recent engagements include the Vancouver New Music Society, Little Chamber Music Series That Could, Innovations en Concert (Montreal), GroundSwell (Winnipeg), Honolulu Festival, Internationale ADEvantgarde-Festival (Munich), the Melos-Ethos Festival (Bratislava), Núcleo Música Nova’s International Symposium of New Music (Curitiba, Brazil), and the 2017 ISCM World New Music Days (Vancouver). An advocate of new music for the flute, Mark has commissioned and premiered dozens of new works, including concerti, chamber music, and solo works. He has an extensive discography on both the Redshift and Centrediscs labels, with his latest release, Lutalica, praised by MusicWorks Magazine for its “lean focussed intensity.” Mark’s 2020 projects include performances in Canada and Mexico with guitarist Adrian Verdejo, a new recording of solo and chamber works by Canadian composer Jeffrey Ryan, and the continuation of his Lutalica recording project.
Joy Yeh, harp
Dr. Yeh’s harp “resounded with sparkling clarity” (Georgia Straight). An champion for Canadian music, Taiwanese-Canadian harpist Dr. Joy Yeh serves as a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Co-Head of the Harp Department at the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Scholarship Chair of the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society. She obtained her doctoral degree from the Indiana University, a master’s degree from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree from UBC. A recipient of many scholarships and awards, Dr. Yeh was the first harpist to be chosen as 1st Prize Winner in the Burnaby Clef Society’s 25 year history. She has been featured numerous times as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Prince Goerge Symphony Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and the UBC Symphony Orchestra and has performed solo and ensemble works in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Konzerthaus Berlin, and the Orpheum and the Chan Centre for Performance Arts in Vancouver.