Reflections of Contemporary Canadian Life:

Relevance and Identity in Canadian Symphonic Music

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Gary Kulesha © Christopher Wahl

NAC Co-presentation

A conversation with eight of Canada's most inventive, engaged, and thoughtful composers from the Classical tradition.

Join Gary Kulesha and some of Canada's most exciting composers to discuss how current Western art music reflects contemporary Canadian life.  Two concerts that re-imagine the symphonic experience are taking place in Calgary just days apart:  the NAC Orchestra's groundbreaking "Life Reflected" and the Calgary Philharmonic's inventive "True North: Symphonic Ballet".  Composers Jocelyn Morlock, Vince Ho, Dinuk Wijeratne, Dorothy Chang, Derek Charke, Maxime McKinley, John Estacio and Alan Bell will discuss multidisciplinary collaborations and the influence of diversity on symphonic music.  Collaboration, new media, creative risks, and the expectation of contemporary audiences are some of the many issues that these composers will discuss in this one hour conversation.
 

Gary Kulesha © Christopher Wahl
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