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Programme

  • Barbara Croall (Canada)
    Mijidwewinan (Messages) (2008)
    for Anishinaabekwe soloist and orchestra
  • Christopher Goddard (Canada)
    Piano Concerto (2020)**
    concerto for piano and orchestra
  • Eugene Astapov (Canada)
    A Still Life (2020)***
    for soprano and orchestra (poetry by Russian poet Polina Barskova)
  • Maki Ishii (Japan)
    Mono-Prism (1976)
    for taiko drumming group and orchestra

**World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra with generous support from Chantal Perrot
***World Premiere commissioned by Esprit Orchestra with generous support from
The Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation

Performance Sponsor of Mijidwewinan: The Max Clarkson Family Foundation
Program Sponsor: Japan Foundation

Ishii demands physical power, delicate precision, emotional strength and willpower from our guest taiko drummers to make Mono-Prism the explosive conclusion of our concert. Goddard’s musical mastery extends to his performance as a pianist in what is, for the composer, a project of passion that Esprit is thrilled to foster. Astapov brings his Russian heritage to the fore in setting a text by one of today’s most important under-forty Russian poets. Croall’s presence as a performer brings a powerful Anishinaabekwe plea for all humans to take care of our precious environment.

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To book your 2019-2020 Subscription, please contact:

The Weston Family Box Office (RCM)
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, ON M5S 1W2
416-408-0208

Single tickets available as of September 3, 2019.

Programming subject to change without notice.