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Ensemble Made in Canada’s Mosaïque Project ~ 14 New Works Celebrate the Beauty & Diversity of Canada

Piano quartet Ensemble Made In Canada’s acclaimed Mosaïque Project is a massive musical initiative inspired by the diversity and richness of Canada’s culture and geography. Since its premiere in July of 2018, the commissioned suite of new works by 14 Canadian composers has reached almost every corner of the country – from Iqaluit, Nunavut to British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast to Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, and beyond. Featuring thrilling new works from a diverse array of composers and genres – from classical, jazz, singer-songwriter, electronic, and First Nations traditions – the Mosaïque Project culminates in a special livestream event and album launch on Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm.

Violinist Elissa Lee, pianist Angela Park, violist Sharon Wei, and cellist Rachel Mercer gained new perspectives throughout their travels, seeing first-hand the truly awesome nature and culture of the country, which had inspired the Mosaïque composers: “We never imagined the transformation we would experience, working so closely with local artists, teachers and music lovers across Canada. Now that this music is part of the fabric of our ensemble, we are so excited to share this recording and journey of discovery with you.”

Learn about the Mosaïque composers and their works: https://www.ensemblemadeincanada.com/mosaique-project/artists-2/

On Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm, the Mosaïque Project will be presented in an extraordinary cinematic  concert experience from FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, featuring multiple screens providing close-ups of the musicians and their instruments, footage from the tour across the country, as well as newly-created images inspired by the music. The concert will be live streamed on Ensemble Made In Canada’s website and Facebook page as well as via the streaming service Stingray Classica, reaching millions across Canada and 156 countries around the globe. 

The Mosaïque album is available online and on all streaming platforms starting January 24. 

Order on iTunes here; CDs may be purchased at www.ensemblemadeincanada.com