HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
William Rowson, Conductor
Bradley Christensen, Baritone (The Whitening of the Ox)
The Whitening of the Ox by Jeffrey Ryan tells the Zen Buddhist story of the wild ox as a metaphor of the dangers of the untamed mind and ego. The half-hour journey of this work takes us from chaos to order, complexity to simplicity, dark to light.
This performance is part of the Hamilton Philharmonic's 2016 What Next Festival of New Music. Their sixth annual exploration of new music features contemporary storytelling through Canadian opera and vocal music.
Admission by donation. PWYC (pay what you can) at the door.