Trinity Western University’s concert band and orchestra present a concert in Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 24. (Submitted photo)

Trinity Western University’s concert band and orchestra present a concert in Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 24. (Submitted photo)

Trinity Western band and orchestra present ‘Unfinished’ concert

Performance on Saturday, Nov. 24 in Abbotsford includes ‘unfinished’ works

Trinity Western University’s concert band and orchestra present a concert titled Unfinished on Saturday, Nov. 24 in Abbotsford.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware St.

The evening of “unfinished” music feature some works left incomplete by their respective composers – their finales remaining a mystery to this day – and others that represent perpetual motion, having no definitive end point.

The concert features works that vary from high-energy pieces to peaceful, reflective movements.

Concert highlights include Schubert’s Symphony No. 8; Bach’s Art of Fugue, a collection of works left unfinished at his death; Strauss Jr.’s Perpetuum Mobile; and Weber’s Oberon Overture.

The concert band will perform Motion by Brian Balmages, which explores both the idea of perpetual motion and word play.

The piece has three sections performed as one continuous work: Perpetual Motion, Locomotion and Commotion.

The program was developed by Allan Thorpe, TWU associate professor of music and concert band conductor, and Jon Thompson, TWU orchestra conductor and chair and assistant professor of School of the Arts, Media and Culture.

“We had first selected Schubert’s Unfinished symphony, then realized there was an opportunity to feature other unfinished works,” Thorpe said.

From there, he and Thompson added themes of motion into the program.

The concert also takes place Friday, Nov. 23 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Langley (20097 72 Ave.), also at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door, with a suggested price of $10. Email music@twu.ca for more information.