Apr 2, 2022 - 8 PM EDT 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.
Three mini jazz concerts from three schools in three different countries – hear them all now in this special event!
The NAC presents Northern Cadence International Jazz Series 2022, hosted by NACO Music Director Alexander Shelley. This special jazz concert, features students and faculty from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, the Manhattan School of Music in New York, USA, and the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Each school’s jazz ensemble will perform original compositions and standards.
Inspired by the NAC Orchestra’s 2022 Tour, Truth in Our Time, in which NACO presents the world premiere of Philip Glass’s newest work, each school’s jazz ensemble will select repertoire based around this theme.
The Kari Ikonen Ensemble
Luna 17B - Part I, Kari Ikonen
Varhaat, Lassi Friman
Joe’s Blues, Jesse Vilhomaa
Unreal, Antti Ahoniemi
Snowed in, Casimir Ekman
Quarter-Life Crisis, Juho Valjakka
Luna 17B - part II, Kari Ikonen
Kari Ikonen, leader, Moog
Juho Valjakka, piano
Lassi Friman, guitar
Jesse Vilhomaa, alto saxophone
Antti Ahoniemi, bass
Kasper Halttunen, drums
McGill Chamber Jazz Ensemble 1
Id3, Philippe Côté
Alternative Facts, Bryn Roberts
Circadia, Philippe Côté or A Tiny Prayer to Father Time, Philippe Côté
Satyagraha, Philip Glass, Constance De Jong*
*There will be three or four short interludes between pieces arranged by Philippe Côté.
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Director: Philippe Côté
Alexandre Colas-Jeffrey, soprano and alto saxophone, flute
Matthew Souaid, baritone saxophone and bass clarinet
Anthony Paolini, tenor saxophone
Sarah Amahrit, French horn
Joseph Machak, trumpet
Nicolas Riverin, trumpet
Margaret Donovan, trombone
François Stevenson, vibraphone
Daniel Marmer, guitar
Bryn Roberts, piano
Felix Hartley, bass
Hugh Kline, drums
The MSM Jazz Ambassadors
Trust, Dayna Stephens
Truth To Power, Dayna Stephens
Speak, Philip Dizack
Hues, Dayna Stephens
Dayna Stephens, saxophone
Yuko Kawasaki, voice
Nicola Caminiti, alto Saxophone
Remee Ashlee, trombone
Tommaso Perazzo, piano
Rafael Enciso, bass
Quinten Cain, drums
NACO is back on the road this spring with the Truth in Our Time 2022 Tour, making stops in Toronto, New York, and Ottawa.
Under the direction of Alexander Shelley, and featuring violin soloists James Ehnes (Gramophone Artist of the Year 2021) and Blake Pouliot, NACO presents the world premiere of Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 13, a work commissioned by the Orchestra on the theme “Truth in Our Time”, as well as exhilarating and moving pieces by Canadian composer Nicole Lizée, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Erich Korngold. Celebrate with us this exciting orchestral experience!
Philip Glass’s moving Symphony No 13 is a tribute to Canadian-American journalist Peter Jennings. Mr. Jennings was not only a highly respected news anchor for ABC News, he was also a trustee of Carnegie Hall during his years in New York City, the founding director of the American chapter of the Friends of the NAC Orchestra, and served as a lifelong champion of Canadian artists.