Wild West New Music Ensemble
October 1, 2015
Eckhart-Gramatté Hall, University of Calgary
Presented in collaboration with the Symposium John P.L. Roberts, the CBC and music in Canada organized by the School of Creative and Performing Arts and Libraries and Cultural Resources of the University of Calgary, and the Institute for Canadian Music of the University of Toronto.
A tribute concert to the pioneering arts administrator and cultural policy advisor John Roberts with performances by Calgary’s finest practitioners of new music of music originally commissioned by John Roberts from some of Canada’s most well-known composers, John Beckwith, Norma Beecroft, Brian Cherney, Srul Irving Glick, Harry Somers and R. Murray Schafer. Also featured is music by Brian Current and a new work commissioned from Calgary composer Hope Lee. Featured performers are pianist Winston Choi, Ensemble Resonance’s Michelle Todd and Colleen Athparia, flautist Sara Hahn, the Wild West New Music Ensemble under the direction of Mélanie Léonard.