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Orchestra marks Canada’s coming of age

Orchestra marks Canada’s coming of age

November 7, 2013
National

"...The orchestra, Mr. Deacon added, is partnering with several organizations, including the Canadian War Museum, the Imperial War Museum and London’s Royal Festival Hall, to develop educational projects and initiatives to involve, in part, young people in Canada and the U.K. Plans also are under way for NACO performances in British schools and a high-speed video conference linking young British and Canadian musicians. Each tour venue will display interpretive panels about the Canadian war effort.

Included in the orchestra’s touring repertoire will be Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and works by two Canadian composers, Brio: Toccata and Fantasy for Orchestra by John Estacio (2011) and A Ballad of Canada (2011). The last, composed by Mr. Zukerman’s late father-in-law, Malcolm Forsyth, includes a setting of John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Fields...

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Related Composers: John Estacio, Malcolm Forsyth