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« Allegra Chamber Orchestra is celebrating its fifth birthday with a cross-Canada, all-female, contemporary classical music event.

Starting June 25, Allegra will present a virtual concert experience called: FestivELLE. The event, which takes place over three nights, features the Allegra Chamber Orchestra playing concertos commissioned and written by female-identifying composers from across Canada. These composers are a mix of the well-established and newly-emerging… »

« …In the past year, Allegra has incorporated a virtual-approach into its newly-established Composer Mentorship, introducing six female-identifying students from across the country to take part in it. These six mentees will be featured in FestivELLE, alongside three of Canada’s best-known female composers: Vancouver’s own Rita Ueda and Elizabeth Knudson, as well as Toronto-based, Juno-nominated composer Alice Ping Yee Ho. Each of the three nights will feature a different established composer, as well as two of the emerging composers… »