Saturday October 17, 2020
Online Event (CLICK HERE)
PRESENTED BY PRAIRIE DEBUT
Admission by Donation (suggested donation $20)
Guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan form a dynamic ensemble that focuses on expanding the guitar repertoire through collaborations with living composers. Based in Ottawa and Montréal, Cicchillitti and Cowan present daring programs featuring new music from prominent Canadian composers, as well as their own arrangements of impressionist works from 20th-century France and Spain. These two long-time friends and award-winning guitarists toured the Canadian East with Debut Atlantic in 2018, premiered 9 new electroacoustic works at the inaugaural "21st Century Guitar Conference" in 2019, and are currently presenting new performance projects in collaboration with Prairie Debut.
Their debut album, FOCUS, featuring exclusively Canadian works by multiple generations of celebrated Canadian composers, was released with the Analekta label in the fall of 2019. Their second album, featuring arrangements of 20th century French music originally for harp and piano, will be released via Analekta in Winter 2021.
This concert will feature selections for both albums, as well as a world premiere of a new commission from Alberta-born composer Christine Donkin, made possible through support from SOCAN and Prairie Debut.