New Works Calgary is proud to present Calgary New Music Festival – the second annual week-long festival which will run from April 30-May 9, 2016. The aim is to appeal to a wide range of people and Melanie Leonard, Artistic Director, believes the festival is doing just that. Orchestra, chamber music, opera, electronic music, interdisciplinary performance… the diversity of today’s new music presented by a variety of Calgary musicians and ensembles at a variety of performance venues. ‘We have added the Mount Royal Artio youth choir to the lineup this year; in the past, they have been joined by dancers, aerial acrobats and fire twirlers. So we can’t wait to see what they have lined up for their show! Sarah Slean, Canadian pop singer, will join Wild West New Music Ensemble adding another creative force to our show,” notes Leonard. Set to return to the festival is Neil Cockburn, an international prize-winning organist, ‘Neil has such a great rapport with the audience, he tells stories between songs and helps the audience to appreciate the music,’ explains Leonard. Coming off the success of last year’s festival Classical Revolution will also return. Gianetta Baril, Juno award-winning harpist, will perform a recital as well as a free children’s concert, bringing to life the ancient myth of Theseus and Ariadne. The audience will feel a sunrise, hear buzzing insects and even experience a raging bull. A story sure to be enjoyed by all ages.
Please click on the links below for more info on individual concerts:
- Mount Royal Artio Choir
May 1, 2016
This performance will feature works by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer as well as works by Zdenek Lukas, Ben Parry, Susan LaBarr and Z. Randall Stroope. Artists will work during the performance to visually interpret and capture the concert performance.... | more...
- Wild West New Music Ensemble featuring Sarah Slean
May 4, 2016
Jack Singer Concert Hall Tickets $40 available here Presented in partnership with GEORGE CRUMB :... | more...
- Gianetta Baril – Sticks, Strings and Mythical Things
May 9, 2016
Central Library Who would imagine that the heavenly harp could evoke not only a peaceful... | more...