On May 29th, we will be hosting two contemporary classical music composers, Lesley Hinger and Vincent Ho for a conversation with Katherine Duncan about what is contemporary classical music, how it attempts to redefine centuries old traditions, the challenges facing young composers and how to listen and understand it. The works of both Lesley and Vincent will be performed live by a string quartet.
Lesley Hinger – Composer
Lesley composes acoustic and electroacoustic music, and her works have been performed and workshopped across Canada, the US, and Italy by various ensembles. Lesley earned her Doctorate in Composition at Boston University, and is the co-founder of the Boston- based Acoustic Uproar concert series. Lesley currently lives in Calgary, Alberta.
Vincent Ho – Composer
Vincent Ho is a multi-award winning composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and theatre music. His works have been described as “brilliant and compelling” by the New York Times. Dr. Ho is currently teaching at the University of Calgary.
Katherine Duncan – Moderator
A classically trained musician, singer in Calgary’s Spiritus Chamber Choir, and lover of books, food, wine and travel, Katherine Duncan shares her passion for music with CBC listeners as host and producer of Radio 2’s Choral Concert. Katherine currently discovers and presents original music by emerging Alberta Artists on CBC Radio One’s Key of A.