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India Yeshe Gailey – solo celloFebruary 16
A set of 21st century cello compositions linking sounds of ancient/modern, East/West, classical/other things. Pieces by Fjóla Evans, Philip Glass, Michael Harrison, Kaija Saariaho, Giovanni Sollima, and the performer herself.
India Yeshe Gailey is a cellist, composer, and improviser based in Montréal. Compelled to play music that speaks to our time, she draws from many eras and genres, performing as a solo artist and collaborator in halls, museums, bars, galleries, homes, and castles around the world. In 2017, she released her first solo album, Lucid, a collaboration with three emerging Canadian composers. More recently, she earned her Master of Music degree under the tutelage of Matt Haimovitz at McGill’s Schulich School of Music. Other recent highlights include working with Philip Glass at Scotia Festival, winning a Graduate Mobility Award from McGill to perform in Germany, and holding a fellowship at Garth Newel Music Center in Virginia. India tours regularly with the environmental chamber jazz quartet New Hermitage, a group which received Music Nova Scotia’s 2019 “Classical Recording of the Year” award for their live improvisation with bass clarinettist Jeff Reilly.