EVENT CONCLUDED - thank you to everyone who came to the festival and to all those who worked so hard to make the 2011 festival the best yet!
Rivka Golani, viola, of London, England - Artistic Director
25 world-class musicians, from 4 continents, perform 7 concerts, in 3 cities.
Be part of a new idea- a place where rising stars and musical legends play side by side, learn, live and explore great chamber music together in the expanse of Alberta’s West, where audiences are part of enduring discoveries. Many of the musicians you heard in 2010 will be back for the 2011 festival including Anton Kuerti and Ben Ellin who composed the highly lauded Siksika for the 2010 festival, Ben has written another piece based on Blackfoot culture for the 2011 festival and will receive its world premiere. We are also very excited to announce our partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in their New Music Festival. Two of this year's festival concerts will be in Calgary at the the Grand Theatre - Friday evening as part of the New Music Series, and Saturday Rivka Golani will premiere a new concerto by composer Stephen Montague with the CPO. Another exciting edition to this year's performances is the Amadinda Percussion Group from Hungary. The venues for the concerts include the Empress Theatre, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and the Galt Museum. To experience another exciting, music filled weekend again, mark your calender for May 25 through 30, 2011 and join us!
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