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Lilies Day at the U of A

Edmonton’s vibrant arts scene offers the University community unique opportunities for learning, research and delight. This year, Edmonton Opera produces a new Canadian opera called Lilies, composed by Kevin March​,​ with libretto by Michel Marc ​Bouchard. Research units at the U of A are teaming up with Edmonton Opera to investigate the inner workings of the ​operatic creation.

The opera sets the story of Bouchard’s well-known play Les Feluettes, building on musical genres ranging from European art music to French-Canadian folk tunes. The Canadian Literature Centre and Sound Studies Initiative are exploring the sounds and story of this work during “Lilies Day at the U of A” on October 20th.

“Lilies Day” comprises two free events that are open to the public. First, the CLC hosts​ librettist and playwright Michel Marc Bouchard for a special​ reading in their Brown Bag Lunch​ series at noon on October 20th. Then at 2:00 pm, the Sound Studies Initiative hosts an interactive listening event exploring the musical inspirations behind the opera. This Sound Session is led by ethnomusicologist Dr. Julia Byl, and features Lilies ​composer Kevin March.

“Lilies Day at the U of A” is part of Edmonton Opera‘s community programming for this opera.

​For more information about Lilies day, please contact the Sound Studies Initiative (ssiresearch@ualberta.ca) or the CLC (clccomm@ualberta.ca).

For more information on other Lilies ​events in Edmonton, visit www.edmontonopera.com.

Interview requests with Michel Marc Bouchard and Kevin March should be directed to ​cameron.macrae@edmontonopera.com

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Michel Marc Bouchard
In collaboration with Edmonton Opera
Friday, October 20
12:00 PM
Rutherford Library South 2-09
Door prize and refreshments
All are welcome

 

View the Lilies Day poster here: LiliesDayPoster_Final

Brown Bag Lunch Reading | Chris Turner

Join us on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 for this special Brown Bag Lunch Reading in collaboration with LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival featuring Chris Turner, one of Canada’s leading writers on sustainability. This reading will take place at 12:00 PM (noon) in Rutherford Library South 2-09 on the University of Alberta campus.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Reading | Michel Marc Bouchard

Join us on Friday, October 20, 2017 for this very special Brown Bag Lunch Reading, presented in collaboration with Edmonton Opera. We will be welcoming Québecois playwright and librettist Michel Marc Bouchard. Edmonton Opera will be staging Lilies (Les feluettes), an adaptation of Bouchard’s play Les feluettes, on October 21, 24, and 27, 2017. This reading will take place in Rutherford Library South 2-09.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.

Brown Bag Lunch Reading | Hiromi Goto

Join us on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM (noon) in Rutherford Library South 2-09 for a Brown Bag Lunch Reading with award-winning writer Hiromi Goto.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.