Note The National Arts Centre Orchestra will be presenting "I Lost My Talk", a new orchestral composition based on the poem by Rita Joe, January 14, 15, 2016. With choreography by Santee Smith and film by Barbara Willis-Sweete, this immersive presentation will be conducted by Alexander Shelley.
Note John Estacio's new opera, "Ours" with a libretto by Robert Chafe. will premiere in St. John's July 1-3, 2016 by Opera on the Avalon. For more information about the story and cast, visit Opera Avalon's website.
Note The Toronto Symphony Orchestra included Estacio's "Wondrous Light" on their recent tour of Florida.
Note The Allentown Symphony and Puerto Rico Symphony recently performed Borealis with new video accompaniment created by José Francisco Salgado. Other upcoming presentations of Borealis with film will be by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic March 19 in Poughkeepsie and by the Chicago Sinfonietta on May 21, 23, 2016.
Note John Estacio was commissioned by the Cincinnati Ballet to compose an orchestral score for the new full length ballet King Arthur's Camelot. With choreography by Victoria Morgan, the ballet premiered February 13 - 16, 2014. You can see behind the scenes videos here.
Note John Estacio was recently nominated for a 2015 JUNO Award for his composition Triple Concerto.
Note For more information about the Triple Concerto, click here to listen to the ESO's podcast featuring excerpts from the piece. Click here to listen to John's recent interview on The Unknown Studio.
Note You can read more about John Estacio at the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
Note You can follow John on Twitter @EstacioComposer