Surrey Youth Orchestra presents World Premiere: Space and Time, a free concert featuring a commissioned work by Surrey-born composer Jordan Nobles.
The concert will feature more than 100 young musicians and takes place Saturday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave.
The purpose of the World Premiere: Space and Time project is to make Canadian orchestral music accessible to a wider public for free and to celebrate two unique cultural spaces in Surrey – the new Surrey City Hall and the City Centre Library.
Nobles is known for his spatial compositions and has emerged as one of Canada’s finest composers. Recently, his piece Simulacrum was nominated as ‘Classical Composition of the Year’ at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards. Nobles was also named the Emerging Artist in music from the 2009 City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Awards and is a member of the Canadian League of Composers and an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre.
“I am truly honoured to be able to work with such talented youth and expose them to completely new ideas of sound and its relation to music. It is great to see the reaction on the students’ faces as they start to understand the concepts and explore the fundamental ideas of sound and how it travels through a given space,” said Surrey Youth Orchestra conductor Joel Stobbe.
There is no admission to the concert.