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The lives of four remarkable Canadian women are profiled in Life Reflected — a work of music, film, photography, graphic design, and the written word. What the National Arts Centre is calling the “most ambitious orchestral piece ever produced by the NAC” premieres tonight at Ottawa’s NAC.
NAC music director Alexander Shelley invited four Canadian composers to collaborate with Donna Feore to create the experience, which celebrates “youth, promise and courage.”
Ahead of the performance, Heather Hiscox will lead a panel discussion about the four Canadian women depicted in the orchestral piece: Alice Munro, Amanda Todd, Roberta Bondar, and Rita Joe.
Heather Hiscox, CBC News network host
Donna Feore, creative producer and director, Life Reflected
Nicole Lizee, Juno award-nominated composer of Bondesphere a work inspired by the life of Dr. Roberta Bondar
Carol Todd, mother of Amanda Todd and founder of the Amanda Todd Legacy Foundation
Jocelyn Morlock, Juno award-nominated composer of My Mame is Amanda Todd
Ann Joe, daughter of Mi’kmaw poet and Elder Rita Joe C.M., who wrote “I Lost My Talk”