Searching for the new musical trends of our times at home and abroad.
Discovering the masterpieces new and forgotten.
Connecting them to their antecedents and presenting them to our public.
The Yarilo Music Ensemble proudly takes its name from the celebrated piano composition by the late Russian-Canadian composer, Nikolai Korndorf. After the composer’s untimely death, our ensemble adopted the name as part of its aim to keep his legacy alive. “Yarilo” was the pagan Slavic god of Spring, fertility, and the annual cycle associated with a bountiful harvest: life, death and rebirth. In Slavic folklore, Yarilo is depicted as a handsome youth on a horse who ages and dies by the end of summer, only to be reborn in the New Year. He is celebrated with song and dance in festivals held in late spring and early summer. Thus, it is only fitting that our first concert – the first in our annual cycle – takes place at this time.
2005 – Canadian Music Centre’s “New Music in New Places” 2006 – Canadian Music Centre’s “New Music in New Places” 2007 – $1000, BC Arts Council; $500.00 Burnaby Arts … Continue reading
2005 – Roussi Tarmakov: “Candlelight, Red Wine and Hot Chili Peppers for two pianos and percussion. Premiered December 2, 2005, recorded by the CBC. 2007 – Jocelyn Morlock: “Half-Light … Continue reading
Mandate and History The Yarilo Music Ensemble is comprised of the piano duo of Jane Hayes and Anna Levy and guests. Formed nearly a decade ago, its mandate is … Continue reading