To begin the EQ season, Barbara will head to the Lunenberg Academy of Performance in Nova Scotia for workshops and performances from the 28th August.
The project will include new EQ Young Artists Shantelle Przybylo, Danika Lorèn, Magali Simard-Galdès, Reilly Nelson, Marcel D’Entremont, Drew Santini and we are pleased to welcome back Julia Dawson. The project will also involve handpicked instrumentalists Brad Cherwin (clarinet), Sarah Gans (cello), Isabelle David (piano), Zac Pulak (percussion), Jack Smith (saxophone), Rebecca Moranis (flute and piccolo) and Duncan Campbell (trumpet).
The performances on the 3rd and 4th September will include excerpts from William Walton’s Façade and the world premiere of a new work by LAMP composer in residence, Gavin Fraser, written for and performed by Barbara Hannigan and based on Sue Goyette’s Penelope. EQ Young Artist Simon Rivard will share conducting duties with Barbara, including conducting Penelope.
During the week, participants will also take part in workshops with Barbara, Simon, Jackie Reardon (performance coach) and Patrick Stanley (T’ai Chi Chuan and Chi Gong instructor).