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Brett Dean, James MacMillan and the New Music Festival Phenomenon

Brett Dean, James MacMillan and the New Music Festival Phenomenon

February 29, 2016
National

"The presence of both Australian composer/conductor/violist Brett Dean and Scottish composer/conductor Sir James MacMillan in Toronto for concerts the same week (March 5 to 12) creates the possibility of the artistic equivalent of a seismic event. Dean is the curator of this year’s TSO New Creations Festival at Roy Thomson Hall and MacMillan conducts Soundstreams’ Choir 21 at the Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, as well as concerts in Waterloo and Kingston. Dean and MacMillan, both in their mid-50s, are both prolific composers and winners of major international honours. They’re also in great demand, conducting their music around the world; it’s a fortunate coincidence that they should both be in Toronto the same week. It’s also fortunate that the concert dates do not conflict: the New Creations dates are March 5, 9 and 12; the Soundstreams Toronto concert is March 8..."

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