New Canadian Global Music Orchestra

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Friday, June 02, 2017
8:00 pm
Starting at $45.00

About This Event

What is Canadian music in 2017? How will we define it? Who are the musicians who will create and perform it? Where else but in Canada today, at this moment, can artists from different traditions come together to create a new body of work or, even, a new tradition?

The Royal Conservatory is bringing together professional musicians from all over the world, all of whom now live in Canada, to create the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra:

Padideh Ahrarnejad (Iran) on tar
Sasha Boychouk (Ukraine) on woodwinds and ethnic Ukrainian flutes
Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk (Canada – Métis) on violin, viola, jaw harp, spoons, and vocals
Luis Deniz (Cuba) on saxophone
Anwar Khurshid (Pakistan) on sitar, flute, esraj, tabla, vocals, and harmonium
Lasso (Salif Sanou) (Burkina Faso) on Fulani flute, kambélé n’goni, tamanin (talking drum), balafon, djembe, doum-doum, and vocals
Paco Luviano (Mexico) on bass
Aline Morales (Brazil) on Brazilian percussion and vocals
Demetrios Petsalakis (Greece) on oud, guitar, lyra, bouzouki, riq, and Greek baglama
Matias Recharte (Peru) on drums, percussion, cajón, conga, and timbales
Dorjee Tsering (Tibet) on dranyen, flute, piwang, yang chin (dulcimer), and traditional Tibetan vocals
Dora Wang (China) on bamboo flute, flute, hulusi, xiao, panpipe, and ocarina
David Buchbinder (United States), Artistic Director

For more information about the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra and individual musician biographies, click here.

The ensemble is sharing each other’s culture and music traditions as they rehearse, compose, and give workshops and community concerts throughout spring 2017. The extended residency will allow the ensemble to form a cohesive unit and to create music that is, arguably, only possible in Toronto. All of this culminates with a celebratory concert at Koerner Hall on June 2, 2017. Together, we find a common language.

The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra is presented by The Royal Conservatory of Music in partnership with:
Aga Khan Museum
Batuki Music Society
Diasporic Genius
Lula Music and Arts Centre
Small World Music
York University Department of Music
918 Bathurst Centre

Generously supported by Diana & Philip Weinstein

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.


Enhance your concert experience with the “New Canadian Global Music Orchestra” Music Appreciation Class! Canada’s Music Mosaic.  
6-weeks, Thursdays, April 20 – May 25, 1pm – 3pm

Click here for info & registration

“Live at Koerner Hall” livestream of the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra concert is supported by: