Now Hear This

Now Hear This Festival of New Music

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Featuring the Music Of György Ligeti

Friday March 20 – Sunday March 22, 2015

Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 ave, Edmonton)

See Now Hear This for more information.


You will definitely want to set aside this weekend to join us for the fourth outing of our annual festival, the only one of its kind in Edmonton, which offers four days of concerts, free panel discussions, talks, workshops and social events. This year we are thrilled to present a fantastic assembly of new and old works submitted to our annual, open call, together with a selection of astonishing compositions by György Ligeti, a composer whose vision and influence have had in inestimable and profound impact on musical thinking.

Committed to perform at Now Hear This are three phenomenal, established Edmonton groups – Pro Coro Canada, The WindRose Trio/ Quintet and Duo Majoya (organ). Also on the program will be our own Violet Collective. This group, comprised of some of Edmonton’s finest musicians, will be in its second year of existence, and was created by New Music Edmonton.

Each of these guest groups will offer a combination of established and new compositions. Almost all of the compositions performed by WindRose and The Violet Collective will be chosen from an open call, while Duo Majoya’s program will be mainly the scores of Edmonton composers. Pro Coro, meanwhile, will present a stunning set of contemporary works from their own repertoire designed to work with our 2015 theme.

Also featured on or festival will be a wild array of works by sound artists, improvisors and others.

Programming will be announced soon!