21C MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020
A FESTIVAL OF NEWLY-MINTED MUSIC BY THE WORLD’S FOREMOST STARS OF INDEPENDENT MUSICAL THINKING AND INNOVATION
8 CONCERTS – 1 FILM – 1 VIRTUAL REALITY INSTALLATION – 3 WEEKS
12 PREMIERES – (5 WORLD, – 1 NORTH AMERICAN, 6 CANADIAN) – 9 CANADIAN COMPOSERS
21C Music Festival 2020 spans 3 weeks in January and celebrates one of America’s most renowned – and daring – creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson. The seventh edition of the 21C Music Festival will include eight concerts over three weekends, from Saturday, January 11 to Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Two additional events celebrate Grammy Award-winning composer and one of America’s most renowned creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson. Anderson’s presentation of The Art of Falling in Koerner Hall is already sold out, but audiences can experience her work performed by students of The Glenn Gould School in Temerty Theatre, at the Royal Ontario Museum’s virtual reality installation, To the Moon, and in a film screening of her documentary, Heart of a Dog at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.
The 21C Music Festival will include 5 world premieres by four Canadian composers (Allison Au, Barbara Croall, Ryan Davis, and Bekah Simms) and one American (John Patitucci), 1 North American premiere (Miguel Azguime), and 4 Canadian premieres (Alice Ping Yee Ho, Zakir Hussain, Danilo Pérez, and Kaija Saariaho).