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Update Regarding COVID-19: New Wave Festival Postponed

We have continued to monitor the conditions surrounding COVID-19, and have come to the difficult decision to postpone all three concerts in our New Wave Festival, which was set to take place at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre from April 17-18th. Our decision was made following the declaration of a State of Emergency by the Ontario…

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Taking Care of Shkakmigkwe (Mother Earth)

I can hardly believe that it has already been 11 years since the world premiere of my work Mijidwewinan (Messages) at Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 2009. When I got a call out-of-the-blue from Pamela Tatge, Artistic Director of the Wesleyan Center for the Arts, back in late summer 2008 to compose a new orchestral…

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NEW WAVE FESTIVAL 2020

Esprit is delighted to announce an expanded New Wave Festival for emerging composers. This year, the three-day festival will run from April 16-18th, with all events taking place at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre. The festival is comprised of three concerts, an artist’s panel, and a finale reception. In addition, renowned Canadian composer John Rea will…

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A Long Lasting Collaboration

A long-lasting and healthy collaboration can be a powerful commodity in the arts. As a composer I have been lucky enough to cross collaborative paths with some incredible artists. These relationships help to remind me that mutual creative experiences can be much more rewarding than anything I do on my own. Finding special collaborative partners…

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Alexina Louie Wins Molson Prize in the Arts

Dear friends, I’m so pleased that I’ve been afforded the opportunity to share with you the celebration of Alexina Louie being presented with the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize at Esprit’s concert on October 6th. The Council asked her a few questions about her art for PR purposes and used snippets of the…

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