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2021-2022 season

Although there is still much uncertainty ahead, we are moving forward with a 2021-2022 concert season! At this time, here are our plans…

November 13 & 14, 2021: Hear at Last
This fall, we will complete the Road to Refuge, and introduce our Environmental theme for the year.  The November concert will begin with several reflective works, as we acknowledge ongoing global challenges and remember the personal and general losses of the past two years. Our guests are cellist Miriam Stewart Kroeker and pianist Catherine Robertson. Our program includes the premiere of Far from Ourselves by Julia Jacklein, and concludes with music from the joyful Triumph of the Spirit by Srul Irving Glick. 

March 5 & 6, 2022: Be Like a Bird
In March, the focus will be on nature — particularly on our avian friends.  We will premiere the winning works of our current joint first place NewWorks winners, Storm Birds by Maria Case and I Heard the Bird Cry by Kathryn Rose. The program includes Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs with Catherine Robertson at the piano, and Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams, with its slightly tongue-in-cheek corrective message that though we try,  we can never truly be like a bird.  

May 7 & 8, 2022: O Earth, Return:
Finally, in May we will feature two works of the emerging Canadian composer and former DaCapo NewWorks winner, Nicholas Kelly — his composition Loam, and a new environmentally-themed piece commissioned by DaCapo (with support from Canada Council). In keeping with the theme of loam (and earth, both as a planet and as soil that mothers the natural world) we will perform Copland’s In the Beginning (with DaCapo friend, Jennifer Enns Modolo, as soloist), and the brilliant The Passing of the Year by Jonathan Dove, with Catherine Robertson as pianist.