As part of Canada’s 150th-anniversary celebrations in 2016-17, Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music is forming a New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, comprising musicians from around the world who now live in the greater Toronto area. The first round of auditions took place in September, with further rounds set for October and first rehearsals scheduled for November. Artists selected for the group will be in residence through the concert season; they will collaborate on new musical compositions, rehearse and participate in educational activities, play in other Toronto venues, and finally come together as the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra for a concert in Koerner Hall on June 2, in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial. Toronto-based trumpeter and composer David Buchbinder—who produced the Andalucia to Toronto concert for the Royal Conservatory’s Family Concerts in 2015-16—is artistic director of the project.
Posted September 30, 2016