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Svabda Wedding in San Francisco

April 2016 – After a premier in November 2013 in Philadelphia, the opera SVADBA-WEDDING will return to the United States from April 2– 10, 2016, presented by the San Francisco Opera at the Taube Atrium Theatre. The opera is directed by Michael Cavanagh with co-music directors Dáirine Ní Mheadhra and John Hess.

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San Francisco Joins the Growing World of Small Operas, New York Times

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Folklore Imaginaire, Ensemble Transmission

April 2016 – Naxos released its second album dedicated to a Québécois composer as part of its “Canadian Classics” series. Following the success of a brilliant homage to Jacques Hétu, they now highlight the music of Ana Sokolovic.

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Read the review by The Whole Note.

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Creation workshop under the tutelage of Ana Sokolović

January 2016 - From July 31 2 to August 13 2016 at Orford Arts Center, Ana Sokolović and composer Jean Lesage offer a unique 2-week workshop made to order for young composers just starting out in their career. The summer 2016 course will be divided in two parts, one theoretical and the other practical, and will have as main axis the writing for small ensembles. Students will benefit from working closely with the new contemporary music performance course under the direction of Véronique Lacroix. All works created during this course will be recorded and many of them will be presented in concerts at the Academy. In addition, short works for solo instruments, composed on site, will be created by students of various interpretation courses.
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Ana Sokolović is awarded the 2015 Serge-Garant Prize by the Émile Nelligan Foundation

November 2015 – The Émile Nelligan Foundation is pleased to announce that composer  Ana Sokolović has been awarded the 2015 Serge Garant Prize. The $25 000 award was presented during a ceremony at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur on Tuesday, November 24 at 5:30 pm. Jury President Réjean Beaucage stated: “By transposing her own roots and personal identity into a vibrant and universal culture, Ana Sokolović composes music that connects us not only to Montréal, but to Toronto, Aix-en-Provence, and Belgrade.”

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Second commission for the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

November 2015 – A second commissioned work by Ana Sokolović was premiered last November, the result of a rich collaboration with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Entitled Golden slumbers kiss your eyes, the piece is dedicated to Mario Bernardi, the founder and Conductor Laureate of the NAC Orchestra who passed away in 2013. The work takes the form of a reflection on the cultural contributions of newcomers to Canada. The collaboration began in 2009 when Sokolović was awarded a prestigious National Arts Centre Award, which includes a series of commissions, residencies, and teaching positions over a five-year period.

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Ana Sokolović lands a rare commission from the Canadian Opera Company

anaetmichelmarcMarch 2015 - Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by Ana Sokolović. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the same name. Inspired by Queen Christina of Sweden who ruled the country in the 17th century before abdicating her throne at the age of 27, La Reine-Garçonis currently in development and is scheduled to have its world premiere in the COC’s 2019/2020 season.

« I am honoured to receive such an important Canadian opera commission, and working closely with one of the greatest Canadian authors, Michel Marc Bouchard, is a huge privilege for me. As a woman and as an artist, I am particularly touched by this story about the Swedish Queen Christina. She was an inspiring woman ahead of her time. », says Ana Sokolović.
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Ana Sokolović’s opera set for Aix festival

March 2015 – From 3 to 16 July 2015,  Ana Sokolovic’s a cappella opera SVADBA-WEDDING will be presented, in a new production, at the prestigious 2015 Aix-en-Provence festival in France, under conductor Dairine Ni Mheadhra and with stage direction by Ted Huffman and Zack Winokur. The Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s 2015 season of wide-ranging events take place in a number of historical venues, many of them open-air, in and around the ancient Provençal city of Aix.
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A new work by Ana Sokolović performed three times rather than once!

March 2014 - The captivating vocal world of Musica Intima meets the rich instrumental textures of Turning Point Ensemble and Nu:BC Collective in a serie of three concerts at the Chan Centre’s intimate Telus Studio Theatre. Three works of Sokolovic, including a premiere written for the Turning Point Ensemble with the long captivating title: « …and I need a room to receive five thousand people with raised glasses » or « What a wonderful day, the birds are singing Alleluia » will be performed.
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