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CPO’s Under the Influence Festival set to provoke all sorts of outrageous and riotous reactions – in the best way
"More than 100 years ago, in 1913, Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring took its first performance at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The twittering dissonance in the music, combined with the jerky movements of the dancers, is rumoured to have caused a riot from the audience. “As human beings, we react to music [...]
"When in 2016 the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus made their Carnegie Hall debut, the main work that they took with them was Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode, an affecting Easter choral piece by the Canadian choral composer Allan Bevan. EdMetro (as they are usually known) is a community choir that was started in 2005 by David [...]
"On April 5, New Works Calgary will mark their 35th anniversary with Alberta Double Bill. In addition to closing out their 2018-19 season, Alberta Double Bill will honour New Works co-founder Quenten Doolittle, who passed in March 2018 at the age of 92. A noted musician and former professor of music at the University of [...]