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    New Canadian Global Music Orchestra

    Concert Date: June 2nd, 2017 at 8:00PM
    Venue: Koerner Hall

    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!

    The ensemble is sharing each other’s culture and music traditions as they rehearse, compose, and give workshops and community concerts throughout spring.  This 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.

    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 have thought about these questions, and have answered them with the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra. 
    Performers include:

    • 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

    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

    To learn more about the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, visit performance.rcmusic.ca

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