• A commitment to community engagement

    Through several outreach programs, Esprit provides zero-cost opportunities for students and the public to meet and learn from Canadian composers.

  • Dark Matter: Music Meets Physics

    Several years ago, my friend and collaborator Konstantinos Vasilakos approached me with an idea to develop a collaboration...

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  • The Musical Mind #22: Nagata Shachu, Japanese taiko drummers

    Esprit sits down with Kiyoshi Nagata, Artistic Director of Toronto's Japanese taiko drumming group Nagata Shachu to discuss how the group came to be, and their role as guest artists in Esprit's 35th Anniversary Season Finale concert.

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    Through founding Esprit Orchestra in 1983 and devoting the organisation to new music, Pauk revitalised orchestral life for composers across Canada.


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