Now Hear This, our annual festival, returns in March 2020 for its ninth year. As always, we’re putting together a great collection of events covering covering a wonderful blend of artistic practices. Many artists will be giving their Edmonton début during the festival. Phth, a new Montréal vocal octet, will lead off the festival with a fabulous program of composed and improvised works, as well as folk and pop songs arranged in ways you never imagined possible. Meanwhile, also making their début in our city, Melody McKiver will give a solo recital of viola and electronics music ranging from minimal to danceable, with electronics and loops. We’ll also be welcoming free improv trio, Chimera, in a blistering performance bringing together three great musicians: Francois Houle, Norm Adams and Tim Crofts.
Many local artists will be on the festival program this season as well. These will include Edmonton favourite, Roger Admiral, in a rare solo recital that brings together an unprecedented set of works by composers rarely heard in North America. And don’t miss our fourth annual performance at City Hall when we bring together 20 Edmonton musicians and a newly commissioned piece.
Further details on the festival are still to come, and on additional programming of local artists will be announced in the months to come. Stay tuned!
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