June - August, 2017
There are over 25 events this summer that continue our tradition of training and presenting world class music.
Each summer, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity welcomes hundreds of musicians from around the world to its classical music programs. Building on the 10 year visionary tenure of Barry Shiffman, our new Co-Artistic Directors, acclaimed conductor and percussionist, Steven Schick, and flutist and recent recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, Claire Chase, will continue to guide classical and other music programming at Banff Centre.
There are over 25 events this summer including open studios and more free concerts than ever before.
ICE faculty and participants from Ensemble Evolution join Vijay Iyer for a performance of Radhe Radhe, a live film score, paired with a new arrangement of Stravinsky’s original Rite to create an unforgettable alloy of new and old.
Our Chamber Music program looks to expand the way we hear, see, and interact with art song and chamber music. This multi-disciplined event will engage audience members in new ways by removing many of the formalities that we have become accustomed to.
Craig Taborn, Cory Smythe, and Phyllis Chen team up for a faculty showcase featuring works for solo piano, multiple pianos and toy pianos, including improvisations, original pieces, and performances of older music.
Michael Pisaro is a composer known for his gentle sonic landscapes and meditative compositions. In this masterpiece, 100 performers create a symphony of gentle noises that will bathe listeners in sound.
Anne Bourne leads Piano-Composer Collaborative and An Improviser's View of Notated Music programs participants and faculty, in a concert featuring the works of the legendary Pauline Oliveros.
Join us as faculty and participants from the An Improviser’s View of Notated Music combine Stravinsky’s classic work, L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), with a team of young improvisers who will create improvised responses to it.
Join us as musicians from from the Piano-Composer Collaborative and An Improviser’s View of Notated Music Programs perform with distinguished faculty. Featuring new works created under the mentorship of Improviser’s Lab faculty.
Go behind-the-scenes of Banff Centre's artistic training programs. Get up close and personal with the classical musicians as they open their studios to you and share rehearsals and workshops of pieces from the summer's classical programs.