Each Season, we invest in the creation of new Canadian works through the support of the DeBoni New Works program.
This Season’s Bergmann + Beethoven concert opens with a new work by Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy commissioned for our 2020: Year of Beethoven series. On Rethinking Heroism in the 21st Century explores what it means to be a hero, and how it compares to the idea of heroism during Beethoven’s time. This piece debuted at the Calgary Phil’s Beethoven 3: Eroica concert in March 2020. You can read more Murphy’s inspiration for the composition in her post from 2020 celebrating its world premiere.