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Wednesday, July 1 at 7:45am
CBC Music and CBC Radio 1


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On Wednesday, July 1, the CBC Virtual Orchestra premieres on CBC Music online, on radio during CBC Music’s Tempo with host Julie Nesrallah, and on CBC Radio One at 7:45am local time with host Stephen Quinn. The virtual orchestra features Leslie Newman, HPO Principal Flute.

CBC Music, in creative collaboration with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, has brought together 36 of Canada’s finest classical musicians from 28 different orchestras from every province in Canada for a unique online performance recorded in isolation. This special ensemble will be performing a brand new, original piece “Prayer” composed by JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung and commissioned by CBC Music. The performance will be under the direction of Yannick Nezet-Seguin, music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Orchestre Metropolitain in Montreal.