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Meet the Canadian composer who's created a basketball symphony for the TSO

Meet the Canadian composer who's created a basketball symphony for the TSO

October 3, 2017
National

"Jared Miller doesn't remember a time when he didn't love music.

"I can't even use words to convey how much I love music and all types of music," Miller told CBC's Our Toronto. "So to have the privilege to create it and to play it is really something special in my mind."

Fresh off a PhD from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, he was commissioned to create a piece for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. There were two specific requirements: it had to be two minutes or less, and it had to have a Canadian inspiration to celebrate the country's 150th birthday.

Inspiration struck when Miller stepped outside his New York City apartment..."

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