Concert Details

National Arts Centre Orchestra:
Life Reflected

  • Conductor / Performers

    Alexander Shelley conductor

    Donna Feore creative producer and director

    Erin Wall Soprano

    Monique Mojica Actor

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  • Repertoire

    Music by Zosha Di Castri
    Words and lyrics adapted from 
         the story by Alice Munro

    Adaptation by Merilyn Simonds
    Dear Life

    Jocelyn Morlock

    My Name Is Amanda Todd

    Nicole Lizée


    John Estacio

    I Lost My Talk

“A powerful, overwhelming creation.” —Le Devoir 

Four Canadian composers created compelling musical portraits of four exceptional Canadian women. Roberta Bondar, Rita Joe, Alice Munro, and Amanda Todd are the inspiration behind Life Reflected, a unique symphonic and multi-media celebration of youth, promise, and courage. The National Arts Centre Orchestra commissioned four works by Zosha Di Castri, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, and John Estacio to create its largest production ever. The staging includes stunning projections, which immerse the audience in sound, motion picture, photography, and graphic design. Opening Concert of ISCM World New Music Days 2017 - find out more at lifereflected.ca.

John Estacio’s piece, I Lost My Talk, was commissioned for the National Arts Centre Orchestra to commemorate the 75th birthday of the Right Honourable Joe Clark by his family.

The National Arts Centre Orchestra Canada 150 Tour is made possible with leadership support from Tour Patrons Gail and David O’Brien, Presenting Supporters Alice and Grant Burton, Supporting Partners Peng Lin and Yu Gu, Education Partner Dasha Shenkman, OBE, Hon RCM and Digital Partner Facebook.

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Performance Dates

  • Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

    7:30pm The Centre