Music on Main packs a lot of entertainment into a condensed time frame this fall, as this year’s just-announced Modulus Festival features 11 concerts between November 3 and 6.
Among the firsts over the four days will be world premieres of works by Nancy Tam, Dorothy Chang, and Giorgio Magnanensi, all performed by the Standing Wave Ensemble.
As famed for pushing musical boundaries as he was for challenging audiences, late New York City renegade Julius Eastman is to have his compositions interpreted by the Music on Main All-Star Band. Eve Egoyan and Mauricio Pauly spotlight a new work titled Hopeful Monster, and Vancouver composer Jennifer Butler launches her latest album, For Dreams.
SICK BOSS promises to take chamber music in bold new directions with a late-night Friday concert, and SHOW(ti)ME turns the spotlight on the sonic creations of London-based pianist and futurist Zubin Kanga.
Sandwiching shows that range from adventurous and out-there to family friendly will be an opening launch celebration on November 3, and a closing-night pizza party on November 6. Venues include the Roundhouse, ANNEX, The Ironworks, and The Post at 750.
Limited tickets are on sale now ranging from pay-what-you-will from $19 to $72, with an all-access festival pass for $169.
When: November 3 to 6
Where: Various venues