May 31, 2022 - 7 PM EDT
Join pianist, composer, and conductor Dinuk Wijeratne of uOttawa’s School of Music in conversation with composer and NACO Creative Partner Gabriel Dharmoo, along with the NAC Orchestra’s Carrefour Composers Keiko Devaux and Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, and John Kameel Farah.
Dinuk Wijeratne is a JUNO and multi-award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist whose boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with symphony orchestras and string quartets, tabla players and DJs, and takes him to international venues as poles apart as the Berlin Philharmonie and the North Sea Jazz Festival.
Gabriel Dharmoo is a composer, vocalist, improviser, drag performer, and researcher. Having researched Carnatic music in Chennai, his personal musical style encourages the fluidity of ideas between tradition and innovation.
Keiko Devaux is a contemporary music composer based on Montreal. She composes regularly for diverse ensembles and collaborates with choreographers and cinematic productions.
Alison Yun-Fei Jiang is a Chinese-Canadian composer who explores the intersections of cultures and genres by drawing inspirations and influences from an array of sources such as East Asian aesthetics, Chinese opera, Canadian natural landscapes, Buddhism, film music, popular music, and literature.
John Kameel Farah is a Canadian composer and pianist whose work embraces aspects of baroque and early music, experimental, contemporary classical, improvisation, middle-eastern music and forms of electronic music.
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS
The National Arts Centre Foundation would like to thank the RBC Foundation, Presenting Partner of the NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program. Thank you also to lead donor Dasha Shenkman, OBE, Hon RCM, and The Azrieli Foundation, The Crabtree Foundation, and The Vered Family for their generous support.