The National Arts Center Orchestra is commemorating four Canadian women including Coquitlam cyberbullying victim Amanda Todd.
Life Reflected is an artistic collaboration commissioned by Canada’s National Arts Centre.
“She was so brave. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to be a child who’s being attacked on all sides, and then have the courage to stand up and tell your own story.”
The program is both a celebration of our country and an apology for its worst aspects. What could be more Canadian than that?
Although large-scale orchestral music is expensive in this context, there are two full concerts to sample.
The story of Port Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd, who was driven to suicide in 2012 by cyber bullying, harassment and exploitation, is the inspiration for a National Arts Centre Orchestra work slated for a one-night-only performance in Vancouver Thursday.