Join us for a cinq à sept artist talk with cash bar with Canadian conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, hosted by NAC Orchestra violinist Marjolaine Lambert. Mr. Bartholomew-Poyser is with us this week to conduct the aBACHcadabra Family Adventures concerts with the NAC Orchestra and with Platypus Theatre.
In this up-close and personal talk, Marjolaine and Daniel will delve deeper into the issues and stories of the CBC/Iron Bay Media documentary in a format that allows you to question both the speakers and yourself. Doors open at 5pm, and the talk will start at 5:30pm.
From a young age, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser turned to orchestral music to bring light, beauty, and healing to his personal and professional life. He isn't your typical conductor — Daniel has the vision and process to disrupt the traditional ways orchestral music is experienced.
The CBC/Iron Bay Media documentary Disruptor Conductor captures what has been the biggest year of Daniel’s life, resulting in four concerts that include playing in a women's prison; conducting an Afro-fusion concert with an artist from the blockbuster film Black Panther; putting on the first orchestral drag show with “RuPaul's Drag Race” celebrity contestant, Thorgy Thor; and creating a concert for people on the autism spectrum.
Violinist Marjolaine Lambert, a native of Joliette but self-proclaimed Montrealer, started her music studies at the age of four years old. Her passion for new music led her to pursue a Doctorate of Music at McGill University, with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, where she focused on the hyper-violin created by Pierre Boulez in his Anthèmes. Her work with live electronics has introduced her to interesting projects, including the world premiere of Les Gestes, a creation by dance choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde. She is thrilled to be a member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, as of September 2016.