September 15, 2021
Music from the recent past and present, featuring beloved 20th century composers Toru Takemitsu and Heitor Villa-Lobos, as well as living Canadian composers Derek Charke and Calgary’s own Lauro Pector de Oliveira’s brand new work.Classically-trained flutist Jiajia Li is being praised as “one of the city’s finest and most adventurous flautists”. She was the 2019 recipient of the “Stingray Classical Artist in Residency” at National Music Centre and 2016 recipient of Canada’s “Juno” music award micro grant. Since finishing school in Germany and moving to Calgary in 2014, Jiajia has forged her identity through music and performance, cutting across a wide range of modern musical experimentations and traditions. Tapping into contemporary music, improvisation and electronic music, Jiajia’s performances have run the gamut from concert hall appearances with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to improvised shows with the experimental concert series Bug Incision. Jiajia has appeared in festivals including Sled Island, Calgary New Music Festival, and The Works Festival.Multi-instrumentalist, composer, music director, and educator Darren Young is an exciting artist with a diverse palette. His music spans a wide array of genres, including classical, post rock, prog, shoegaze, electronic, noise, and jazz. A classically trained guitarist and double bassist, Darren’s music has received international press coverage from Prog Magazine, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock Magazine, and the CBC.