For his debut season with the NAC Orchestra, Alexander Shelley wanted to honour four powerful Canadian women through music. Two years of collaboration with director Donna Feore and a constellation of creative talent culminated last night in Life Reflected: a quartet of multimedia works that transcend biography to embrace universal themes of pain, forgiveness, beauty, and hope.
Le CNA d’Ottawa présente un projet musical multidisciplinaire – Christophe Huss Le Devoir
The National Arts Centre Orchestra’s newest piece, Life Reflected, will display the diverse portraits of four women, including Amanda Todd and Rita Jo.
Alexander Shelley met with Lianne Laing of CTV Morning to talk about the premiere of Life Reflected taking place on May 19th 2016 in the NAC’s Southam Hall.
The NAC Orchestra’s “Roaring ‘20s” festival concluded Saturday night with a sold-out concert of Gershwin and Ravel. The two composers met briefly in Paris in 1928 and died within months of each other; musically they are like mirror images: one was a jazz and Broadway giant with serious concert hall aspirations; the other a European master of form and texture who borrowed liberally from American jazz idioms. …