The music of Joni Mitchell is set to a narrative dance by choreographer Ginette Laurin. Also: “Motet for Zackie,” a seven-minute opera inspired by South African AIDS activist Zackie Achmat, is featured.
A Montreal music event featuring aboriginal and world music artists who record and perform in Canada is spotlighted. Also: Al Purdy's poem “My '48 Pontiac” is visualized in a short film by director Michael Hamm.
Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin performs with guest vocalists Evelyne Lamontagne of Cirque Eloize, Jorane, Richard Bona, Tamango of Urban Tap and Le Grand Coeur at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
“Elizabeth Rex,” a play by Timothy Findley that chronicles a fictitious encounter between Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare. Also: an opera performance by Michael Schade and Noreen Burgess is featured.
Antonio Vivaldi's “Gloria” is performed by Music Intima, a 12-piece vocal ensemble from Vancouver, and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, led by violinist Marc Destrubé. Also: the St. Lawrence String Quartet performs with James Campbell and André Laplante.