Celebrate 25 Years With Us!

It’s our 25th Anniversary and we are so excited!

This year, we have commissioned TWO works to celebrate our enduring commitment to music, culture, and community. We will premiere both commissioned pieces along with a fantastic lineup of repertoire at our 25th Anniversary Concert.

Saturday, May 11 7pm
Cochrane Alliance Church
902 Glenbow Dr, Cochrane

Jay Michalak, one of Canada’s leading trumpeters and Director of the award winning JazzYYC Youth Lab Band, has composed a Latin jazz piece, Nieve Caliente, (“Hot Snow”) for Riverside Jazz. Jay has created a piece that captures an authentic salsa feel and sound, while following a traditional salsa song form which gives every section of the band a chance to shine.

Juno Award winner Claude Lapalme (conductor, composer and arranger/orchestrator living in Red Deer) has collaborated with Sonny-Ray Day Rider (composer and pianist from the Kainai Blood Tribe pursuing advanced studies (M.Mus) in music composition at the University of Lethbridge) to create a piece called Meet Me At The River for Band on the Bow and Choral Waves together.

By producing this work with composers of this caliber, with Reconciliation in mind, we have pursued a project that allows us to challenge ourselves technically, artistically, and culturally to understand our nation and our place within it in a deeper way.

Thanks to Bow RiversEdge Campground Society and Calgary Association for the Development of Music Education for their generous support!

For lots more information on the commissioned works and to purchase tickets, please see our 25th Anniversary Concert webpage.

Come and help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

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