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Festival preview: Now Hear This introduces Edmonton music fans to new and old composers

Festival preview: Now Hear This introduces Edmonton music fans to new and old composers

March 20, 2015
Prairie

"New Music Edmonton’s Now Hear This festival, running Friday to Sunday, has established itself as an important part of the city’s classical music scene. Now in its fourth year, it is a major opportunity for Edmontonians to hear more cutting-edge contemporary classical music.

For New Music Edmonton’s president Ian Crutchley, the festival’s aim is program as many new pieces as possible. New and upcoming composers (mostly, but not exclusively, Canadian) are encouraged to submit compositions, to be played alongside established contemporary works. The festival has always encouraged local artists, and this year all the performers, from percussionists to organists, from wind players to choirs, are from Edmonton..."

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