Romance of Improvisation: Kevin Turcotte, Petr Cancura, Marianne Trudel, Adrian Vedady, Jim Doxas

November 7, 2019

November 7, 2019


National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa


Events Description


Kevin Turcotte – trumpet

Petr Cancura – saxophones

Marianne Trudel – piano

Adrian Vedady – bass

Jim Doxas – drums

The Romance of Improvisation in Canada reimagines the music of the great Canadian film composer Eldon Rathburn and was recorded in February 2018 at the National Film Board’s historic studio in Montreal. Arguably Canada’s most prolific composer of film music, Rathburn frequently blended influences ranging from classical, bluegrass, country, blues, electronic, avant-garde, church and dance music genres, to popular music and jazz into a delightful mélange.

The night will take you on a journey where you will get to see some of the short films that Rathburn scored, get insight from the arrangers of this project Allyson Rogers and Adrian Matte as well as the author of “They Shot, He Scored: The Life and Music of Eldon Rathburn”, James Wright.

Then take in this music by a carefully selected all-star combo which takes the listener on a voyage rediscovering Rathburn’s music in a new light.

Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : $42

How to get tickets?

Buy online



Date: Thursday November 7, 2019 to Thursday November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 8:00 pm

Venue & Address

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin street

Wheelchair accessible

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