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The New Canadian Global Music Orchestra was created by The Royal Conservatory of Music to celebrate the cultural diversity and pluralism of our country as it turns 150. The 12 ensemble members were chosen from more than 100 New Canadians hailing from 47 countries. Led by Artistic Director David Buchbinder, the musicians are in residence at The Conservatory writing the music together, participating in educational activities, and creating new traditions that reflect what Canada sounds and looks like in 2017. All of this culminates with a celebratory concert at Koerner Hall on June 2, 2017 followed by a tour of Ontario and beyond. In September the ensemble will be in residence and will record a CD at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Check out CBC Music's dedicated New Canadian Global Music Orchestra website, Destination Canada, featuring profiles, music and live performances.

Ensemble members include:





Upcoming Concerts


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

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Generously supported by Diana and Phillip Weinstein