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The CBC Virtual Orchestra Premieres Vivian Fung’s Prayer

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 4:45 am to 5:45 am | Cost: FREE


On Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, The CBC Virtual Orchestra gives its first performance, the world premiere of JUNO Award-winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung’s Prayer, commissioned by CBC Music and led by conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin, music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Orchestre Metropolitain in Montreal.

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 to create The CBC Virtual Orchestra and present this unique online performance recorded in isolation. Fung’s Prayer premieres globally on July 1 on cbc.ca/music, and Canada-wide on radio and via the CBC Listen app during CBC Music’s Tempo with host Julie Nesrallah, and on CBC Radio One at 7:45 am local time with host Stephen Quinn as part of the Canada Day radio special Extraordinary Times: Canada Day 2020.

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