Owen Underhill: 65th Birthday Celebration
7:00pm • Monday, January 21, 2019 • Murray Adaskin Salon
There are very few artists who have made as great contributions to their fields and to their communities as Owen Underhill. A true Renaissance man, Owen lives in Vancouver, where he is highly active as a composer, conductor, artistic director, teacher, board member, and faculty member in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. As a composer, Owen Underhill writes for diverse combinations including orchestra, voice and choir, and a wide variety of chamber music ranging from traditional ensembles to groupings of unusual instrumentation. His music has been described as dense and interesting, colourful, lyrical in inspiration, exuberant and witty, subtle, and thoughtful. As with his beloved mentor, BC Legacy Composer Rudolf Komorous, Owen’s music never fails to surprise, move, and delight the listener – often simultaneously. Join us as we celebrate Owen’s 65th birthday!