The Calgary Wind Symphony had a successful first-go at fundraising through InvestYYC. Our campaign raised over $3,000 to support our commissioning practices and operational costs.
The ensemble is a strong supporter of commissioning and performing new wind ensemble repertoire before Calgarian audiences. In the spirit of supporting Albertans, we commissioned local composer, Christiaan Venter, to compose a double concerto for two of Calgary’s top instrumentalists: Jeremy Brown, saxophone, and Morag Northey, cello. The piece was premiered at our December 2014 concert.
Special thanks to all those who contributed. You’re not only helping to keep the practice of commissioning alive but also supporting the growth of Canadian music repertoire.