Vincent Ho and The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Launch New Album

October 12, 2017
JJD

The Shaman; Arctic Symphony

 

Vincent Ho and The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will release an album of two of Vincent Ho’s large works, The Shaman and Arctic Symphony. The release is to take place on Oct. 13, 2017.

Recorded in 2011 and 2010 respectively, these were both live recordings that I did as a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recording engineer at the WSO’s New Music Festival for broadcast on the radio network. I was approached by the WSO to remaster the recordings for release. The album will be available at Centrediscs.

Here is an excerpt from the first movement of The Shaman where virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie and the WSO set the mood for what is to come.