COC Orchestra Conducted by Johannes Debus

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Date:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:
8:00 pm
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Starting at $21.00
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About This Event

Johannes Debus, conductor
Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Haji, tenor
Richard Van Camp, librettist & narrator          
Rosa Mantla, Tłįchǫ translation & diction coach

Canadian Opera Company Orchestra
Elmer Iseler Singers
Lydia Adams
, conductor and Artistic Director

The “Canadian edition” of the 21C Music Festival kicks off with Johannes Debus conducting the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, soprano Emily D’Angelo, tenor Andrew Haji, and the Elmer Iseler Singers with Lydia Adams, conductor and Artistic Director. The program will include two pieces by the festival’s Artistic Advisor, Brian Current: his The Seven Heavenly Halls will receive its Ontario premiere and Naka (Northern Lights) its world premiere. The two works are part of a massive six-movement work, entitled River of Light, which traces creation myths from six different cultures. The Seven Heavenly Halls is centred on Judaic traditions and Naka on Dene traditions from the Northwest Territories. Also on the program are South Korean composer Unsuk Chin’s snagS&Snarls and Canadian composer Samy Moussa’s Kammerkonzert, plus the Canadian premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s The Orphic Moment.

Stay for a fascinating and fun post-concert chat with the artists.

Program:
Brian Current: Naka (Northern Lights) (world premiere)
Matthew Aucoin: The Orphic Moment (Canadian premiere)
Brian Current: The Seven Heavenly Halls (Ontario premiere)
Unsuk Chin: snagS&Snarls
Samy Moussa: Kammerkonzert 

Naka is commissioned by The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall and generously supported by Kris Vikmanis & Denny Creighton.

The Seven Heavenly Halls was commissioned by The Azrieli Foundation. 

TICKETS START AT ONLY $21
21C 2017 KOERNER HALL CONCERT PASS: $149
21C 2017 FULL FESTIVAL PASS*: $179
*Full Festival Passes include a choice of Canadian Art Song Project OR Cecilia String Quartet on May 25.

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The 21C Music Festival is made possible through the generous support of Michael and Sonja Koerner.