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Providence Professor to Premiere New Composition
It will be a busy month for Providence Assistant Professor in Music Theory and Composition Dr. Karen Sunabacka. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has a new composition set to premiere.
First, as part of McNally Robinson’s Meet the Composer series, Dr. Sunabacka will give a presentation on February 11th at 7:30 about her new composition Born by the River. At this event, she will speak about the compositional techniques and the inspiration behind the piece. “I will also include discussion of my previous compositions and my experiences of being a composer”, states Sunabacka. This event is open to the public.
Next, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra will be performing Dr. Sunabacka’s Born by the River on February 19th, 7:30pm at Westminster United Church in Winnipeg. The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra with the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council commissioned the piece. Tickets are available at the www.themco.ca or at the door.
The Providence community is thrilled with Dr. Sunabacka’s latest success. “Karen has established a reputation as an exciting and innovative young composer in the Canadian new music scene. Our music students get to experience this every day in the classroom. We’re really pleased that Karen can share her gift with a larger Winnipeg audience through this exciting premiere” states Cameron McKenzie, Academic Dean of Providence University College.
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