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RBC Bridges Showcase

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Six world premieres written by RBC Bridges emerging composers, plus a performance of mentor Sarah Kirkland Snider’s ‘Scenes from Unremembered’

Join us for the world premieres of six new choral works, and support the next generation of composers with the RBC Bridges Showcase

Our six participants have worked throughout the pandemic with mentor composer Sarah Kirkland Snider (“one of the decade’s more gifted, up-and-coming modern classical composers” (Pitchfork)), and have created new works for vocal ensemble and instrumentalists. 

2021 Participants and Program:
Jenny Beck – Sown by Hand
Tyler Eschendal – to sever and to splat
Rebecca Gray – SO sorry for your loss
Francisco del Pino – I Will
Akshaya Avril Tucker – Zoodle
Steven Webb – Δώρια (Doria)

Also Featuring:
Sarah Kirkland SniderScenes from Unremembered

Greg Oh, music director
Teresa Mahon, soprano
Katherine Hill, soprano
Lindsay McIntyre, soprano (Scenes from Unremembered only)
Andrea Ludwig, alto
Rebecca Cuddy, alto
Karen Scovell, mezzo-soprano (Scenes from Unremembered only)
Robert Busiakiewicz, tenor
Lucas Marchand, tenor
Neil Aronoff, bass
Graham Robinson, bass
Talisa Blackman, piano

About Sarah Kirkland Snider:
Recently deemed “one of the decade’s more gifted, up-and-coming modern classical composers” (Pitchfork), “a potentially significant voice on the American music landscape” (David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer), and “an important representative of 21st century trends in composition” (New York Classical Review), composer Sarah Kirkland Snider writes music of direct expression and vivid narrative that has been hailed as “rapturous” (The New York Times), “haunting,” (The Los Angeles Times), and “strikingly beautiful” (Time Out New York). With an ear for the poetic and the architectural, Snider’s music draws upon a variety of influences to render a nuanced command of immersive storytelling. Of her orchestral song cycle, PenelopePitchfork‘s Jayson Greene proclaimed: “Snider’s music lives in…an increasingly populous inter-genre space that, as of yet, has produced only a few clear, confident voices. Snider is perhaps the most sophisticated of them all.”
To learn more about Sarah Kirkland Snider visit: sarahkirklandsnider.com 

RBC Bridges is made possible by RBC Foundation and Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation, with support from The Canadian Music Centre and Steinway & Sons. The RBC Bridges Showcase is presented in the memory of Jim Doherty and his tireless dedication to young talent.