MUSIQUE ROYALE presents the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and director Dinuk Wijeratne in concert

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Event Title: MUSIQUE ROYALE presents the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and director Dinuk Wijeratne in concert
  • Region: Atlantic
  • Venue / Location: St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $20 general | $10 student children under 12 free
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: www.musiqueroyale.com
Description:

MUSIQUE ROYALE presents the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and director Dinuk
Wijeratne in concert Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:30pm in St. John's
Anglican Church, Lunenburg.

The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra is a non-profit organization which for
thirty-two years has provided students with educational opportunities not
available at any university, public school, or conservatory in the province.
Described by renowned professional conductors and musicians as one of the
finest in Canada, 85% of NSYO's 1,000 alumni have gone on to jobs in
music-related fields. Music Directors include: Robert Raines, Stan Fisher,
Georg Tintner, Gregory Burton, and Dinuk Wijeratne.

Sri Lankan-born Dinuk Wijeratne is one of Canada's most eclectic and
distinctive musicians. A passionate educator, Dinuk grew up in Dubai, United
Arab Emirates, before taking up composition studies at the Royal Northern
College of Music (RNCM), Manchester, UK. In 2001, he was invited by composer
John Corigliano to join his studio at New York's Juilliard School. Dinuk's
Chamber Concerto 'About Sankhara' (2003) was commissioned by the New
Juilliard Ensemble and was the first work by a Sri Lankan composer to be
performed at Lincoln Center. Dinuk was also composition fellow at the 2002
Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, and was appointed
Artist-in-Residence by the Performing Arts Foundation at International House
for the 2003/4 season. Conducting studies followed at New York's Mannes
College of Music. Dinuk made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2004 as a conductor,
composer and pianist, performing with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. A
second Carnegie appearance followed in 2009, alongside tabla legend Zakir
Hussain. Dinuk has also appeared at the Kennedy Center (Washington DC),
L'Opéra Bastille (Paris), Lincoln Center (New York), Sri Lanka, across the
Middle East, and debuted at the Berlin Philharmonie in a collaborative
recital of entirely original works with acclaimed clarinetist Kinan Azmeh,
with whom Dinuk has released his first album entitled 'Complex Stories,
Simple Sounds'. His season highlights include his appointment as RBC Stockey
Young Artist for his debut at Festival of the Sound; his debut at the North
Sea Jazz Festival, Holland; new commissions for the Gryphon Trio and TorQ
percussion quartet; the nationwide CBC broadcast of his new Tabla Concerto;
and the world premiere of his new electro-acoustic project WijeratneWorks,
featuring DJ SkratchBastid.

Their Lunenburg concert will feature Staniland's Voyaguer, Mozart's
Divertimento no. 2, and Borodin's Symphony no. 2.

Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30pm in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg
TICKETS: $20 general | $10 student children under 12 free

Shop on the Corner, 263 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg (cash only), MR Box Office
at (902) 634-9994, and at the door.

Musique Royale is happy to provide further information on their concerts and
artists for use in media outlets, to coordinate interviews, and to offer
special ticket give-aways for radio and television.

Artistic & Managing Director Barbara Butler | (902) 624-0506 |
barbara.butler@ns.sympatico.ca

Tour Coordinator & Media Relations Jolanta Lorenc | (902) 237-8109 |
jmlorenc@gmail.com

Box Office & General Enquiries Ruth McConnell | (902) 634-9994 |
stjartsalliance@eastlink.ca

www.musiqueroyale.com