Sunday April 24 2022, 7:00 PM
Light in the Forest
Sunday 24 April – 7:00 PM
$30 ($25 advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org), Students $10 at the door.
L. Christopher Palmer
Musique Royale invites you to a performance featuring nationally acclaimed silk artist Holly Carr, together with the young musicians of Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra conducted by Greg Burton, perform Light in the Forest: a beautiful, brand-new work from Symphony Nova Scotia’s own L. Christopher Palmer, commissioned specifically by Holly to complement her live painting, original animation, and dance. You’ll take a journey through a sparkling, sunny Acadian forest, meeting a variety of animal friends along the way: a bear, a raven, a lynx, a fox, a majestic monarch butterfly, and many more. Join Musique Royale on Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 pm at Bridgewater Baptist Church for this exciting, multimedia concert experience.
About the Artists
Holly has gained national acclaim for her unique style of silk painting. She has participated in numerous group and solo shows and continues to exhibit nationally. Holly has designed for theatre productions and large scale public installations. Her most ambitious instillation to date is a larger than life environment created out of painted silk, “Light in the Forest” for Acadia University Art Gallery. Her work has been widely used in advertising and illustration, including her first children’s book “What is Pink”. Holly presently is working on 3 new books. In recent years Holly has branched out in to performance art, where she paints large works live on stage. Working with numerous musicians and performers including a cross Canada tour with Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Café, as well as performances with world renowned violinist Min Lee in Singapore and the National Art Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Holly has also had successful performances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and her own show with Symphony Nova Scotia where she painted an 8 x 32 foot painting live with the orchestra. Holly graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a BFA and B.A.Ed. Holly’s work can be found in numerous private and public collections.
Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra
For over 40 years, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra has fostered a strong sense of community through high-level orchestral music-making, and engaging talented young musicians province-wide. Its members have the opportunity to work with nationally and internationally-acclaimed visiting musicians, as well as professional musicians from Symphony Nova Scotia. The more than 1000 alumni of the NSYO continue to speak of the tremendous impact that this community has had on their artistic and personal lives. Through rehearsals and performances, workshops and leadership opportunities, the NSYO continues to stimulate talented young minds and develop young musicians’ talent.
The orchestra has been described by renowned professional conductors and musicians as one of the finest youth orchestras in Canada. It has positioned itself over the last four decades as a major contributor to the artistic and cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. As a beacon of opportunity for those who seek to embark upon a journey of personal and professional discovery, the NSYO provides a unique experience that enhances, encourages, and inspires each member to strive to fulfill their greatest potential.
Through the ongoing support of its donors, supporters, and community partners, the orchestra embodies the fundamental tools, resources, and skills required to fulfill its mandate while at the same time consistently providing meaningful and influential opportunities generation after generation. Its impact can be measured by those of our alumni who have gone on to successful careers in music, including as performers, composers, university professors, and school teachers. Others have applied the skills learned at the NSYO toward other fields, having since become doctors, lawyers, teachers, company executives, and more.
These achievements are a testament to the extremely powerful impact the NSYO has on its members and those who experience its performances as patrons. The NSYO’s season runs from the end of September until the end of April and includes an orientation weekend. The orchestra performs between 4-6 concerts in a typical season.