New Wave Reprise

Featuring Six World Premieres by Emerging Composers! 

Launched in 2002, the New Wave Festival is a lively forum for young composers and performers to exchange ideas, meet the public, participate in seminars and panel discussions, and plan for participation in future Esprit events. The festival is a rendezvous, creating a sense of cohesion for new generations of creators, interpreters, and promoters of today’s music. The festival provides an environment in which the newest Canadian contemporary classical music can thrive. Esprit is pleased to announce the return of New Wave activities in April 2019!



  • New Wave Forum & Reception

    New Wave Forum & Reception

    Keynote Speaker John Rea

    Join us for a reception and networking forum, with special guest, Canadian composer John Rea.

    Mr. Rea will give an engaging talk with provocative ideas relating to our cultural circumstances.

    The evening will conclude with a reception, and meet & mingle.

  • New Wave Reprise Concert

    New Wave Reprise Concert

    April 5, 2019
    7:30 PM

    Trinity St. Paul’s Centre
    427 Bloor St. West
    Toronto, ON M5S 1X7

    Featuring six World Premieres by Canada’s talented emerging composers!

    Come out and support Canada’s leading emerging composers as their commissions receive World Premieres at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre. The concert will feature some composers from Esprit’s Ontario Resonance program, as well as some new faces.

    Full program available here.


    All Subscribers are entitled to FREE ADMISSION to New Wave events.

    Ticketing will be handled through the Esprit office. Single ticket information and further program details will be available closer to the festival start date. Stay tuned!