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Celebration of the 225th Anniversary of First Ontario Parliament
September 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Opening of the First Parliament of Upper Canada
Music Niagara is proud to be a part of this special celebration.
Her Honour, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Wayne Gates, Member of the Provincial Parliament for Niagara Falls
His Worship Mr. Pat Darte, Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Music Niagara Program
All works were composed in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150 years of Confederation, and to commemorate the Act Against Slavery legislation of Upper Canada’s First Parliament in 1793.
Barbara Croall: “Bimaawadaaso”
Mark Richards: Two movements from String Quartet “Abolition”: “Simcoe’s Act” and “The Underground Railroad”
Jim Hiscott: Two movements from the string quartet “Four Streams”: “Bold Canadians” (Ontario) and “La grande gigue simple” (Quebec)
Dmitriy and Anatoliy Varelas: Four movements from quintet “Taste of Freedom”: “Slavery Life”; “Run Cooley, Run”; “Newark: Protests and Simcoe’s Law”; “Taste of Freedom”.
Barbara Croall, composer, pipigwan (Anishnaabe cedar flute)
Alexander Savastian, button accordion
Esmaeel Sharafadin, bozoq
Rahaf Alakbani, vocals
Aleksa Toskov, violin
Gould String Quartet:
Atis Bankas, violin
Vera Alekseeva, violin
Anna Antropova, viola
Jonathan Tortolano, cello