Allegra Chamber Orchestra launches
By Zoe Peled June 20, 2016
Announcing the launch of the Allegra Chamber Orchestra. As one of the only all female orchestras in the world, Allegra Chamber Orchestra’s mandate is to empower women and their communities through music.
Music Heals is proud to support ACO on their launch, and partner them and Artistic Director, Janna Sailor, on upcoming events. Throughout each season, the orchestra will champion the works of female composers alongside the mainstream classical repertoire, and feature women and those who identify as women as soloists and orchestra members.
The ACO’s inaugural concert takes place Sunday, June 26th, 4:00pm at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Dunbar.
This first concert will feature Jennifer Butler’s haunting And Birds Do Sing, selected Handel arias starring Vancouver Opera soprano Melanie Krueger, and Beethoven’s monumental Eroica Symphony. The afternoon concert will be hosted by CBC radio host Sheryl Mackay, and featured on her weekend morning show North by Northwest.
Presented in partnership with Music Heals, all profits go towards supporting music therapy programs in women’s resource centres around BC.
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