New works from across the country

New works from across the country

On March 28, the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra will perform Shadowcatcher, a recently-composed concerto for brass quintet and orchestra by Eric Ewazen. The work was inspired by “the mysterious and beautiful photographs of Native Americans by Edward Curtis”, an American photographer who documented his travels through the American West in the early decades of the 20th Century. www.lethbridgesymphony.org

On March 29, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (led by music director Anne Manson) will give the world premiere performance of a new work by Serouj Kradjian entitled Trobairitz Ysabella. The work will feature Kradjian’s wife, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, and is inspired, , in Kradjian’s words, “by the lives, poetry and music of the trobairitz, female troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries in Europe, considered the first known female composers of Western secular music.” The program will then travel to the Banff Centre for a repeat performance on April 1.  www.manitobachamberorchestra.org

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