A collaboration between the Calgary Phil and Pink Flamingo on the Black Lives Matter Murals Project led to an invitation for two vastly different artistic cultures to collide. Five artists were invited to respond to a new Calgary Phil commission by Canadian composer Laura Hawley, written for our Chorus and based on L.R. Knost’s poem I Rise. We celebrate the results with the debut of this new work in a performance led by conductor Leslie Dunner, accompanied by the mural artwork and also featuring music by Duke Ellington and Florence Price.
Presented in partnership with Pink Flamingo.
Program and artists are subject to change without notice.
LESLIE DUNNER conductor
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC CHORUS
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA