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Musica Intima celebrates women in song

Musica Intima celebrates women in song

March 13, 2017
British Columbia

Vocal ensemble performs special concert at Heritage Hall

"When Musica Intima’s artistic manager Joanna Dundas joined the ensemble as a soprano in 1999, she couldn’t have predicted she would remain with the organization for the next 18 years.

But now, after almost two decades with the three-time Juno-nominated, Vancouver-based group — founded in 1992 and known for its collaborative approach to music-making — she is preparing to retire from the role that has fulfilled her talents for so long. And she will go out on a high note, so to speak, as the last show she will help direct will be a first-ever for musica intima: a special program called Womenspiration, timed to this week’s International Women’s Day, which was March 8.

Taking place tonight (Friday, March 10) at Main Street’s Heritage, the program was designed with a feminine theme in mind and will showcase a new commission by Canadian composer Jennifer Butler, using the words of Canadian playwright Maria Reva’s short story “Uta’s Escape.” There will also be a work by composer Katerina Gimon, with accompaniment by instrumentalist, and principal viola, Isabelle Roland of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra..."

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Related Composers: Jennifer Butler