PANEL ON THE MOST AMBITIOUS ORCHESTRAL PIECE EVER PRODUCED BY THE NAC ORCHESTRA — LIFE REFLECTED

The lives of four remarkable Canadian women are profiled in the work to be premiered on May 19

OTTAWA – Renowned CBC News Network Host Heather Hiscox, will lead a fascinating panel discussion about the four remarkable Canadian women who are the subjects of –Life Reflected—a groundbreaking world premiere on May 19, that celebrates the lives of four Canadian women — author Alice Munro, teen Amanda Todd, astronaut Roberta Bondar, and Mi’kmaw poet and elder Rita Joe — through music, film, photography, graphic design, and the written word. Life Reflected is the most ambitious creation project in National Arts Centre Orchestra’s history.

Media are invited to attend a panel discussion at 6:00 p.m. May 19, 2016, in the NAC Panorama Room. Please note seating is limited and assigned on a first come first served basis. Light Refreshments will be served. The event will be live streamed at nac-cna.ca/live.

WHAT: Panel Discussion – Life Reflected: A diverse portrait of four remarkable Canadian Women who found their voice

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Panorama Room National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin, Ottawa

WHO: Heather Hiscox, CBC News Network Host

  • Donna Feore, Creative Producer and Director, Life Reflected
  • Nicole Lizee, Juno award-nominated composer of Bondesphere a work inspired by the life of Dr. Roberta Bondar
  • Carol Todd, Mother of Amanda Todd and founder of the Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation
  • Jocelyn Morlock, Juno award-nominated composer of My Mame is Amanda Todd
  • Ann Joe, daughter of Mi’kmaw poet and Elder Rita Joe C.M., who wrote “I Lost My Talk”

DETAILS: National Arts Centre, Music Director, Alexander Shelley brought together four remarkable Canadian composers to collaborate with Creative Producer and Director, Donna Feore to create an immersive symphonic experience celebrating youth, promise and courage, revealed in the compelling and diverse portraits of four women. The four composers are: Zosha di Castri (Alice Munro), John Estacio (Rita Joe), Jocelyn Morlock (Amanda Todd) and Nicole Lizée (Roberta Bondar).

This panel discussion will explore these four remarkable Canadian women whose promise and courage have left an indelible mark on us all.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Andrea Ruttan
Communications Officer, Orchestra
National Arts Centre
613-947-7000, ext. 335

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