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Talking with composers: Alexina Louie

Talking with composers: Alexina Louie

July 6, 2017

"Alexina Louie's music is a staple among Canadian soloists and ensembles. She writes for piano, voice, chamber groups, large orchestras, choirs, and ballet; her opera The Scarlet Princess (1996-2002) was commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company, and she has composed made-for-TV mini operas (Burnt Toast, Toothpaste) along with librettist Dan Redican and director Larry Weinstein.

We were thrilled to have the chance to ask Louie about that elusive concept of "inspiration", about the works in which she takes great pride, and her unexpected love for Motown..."


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