Esprit Orchestra is Canada's only full-sized orchestra devoted exclusively to performing, promoting and commissioning contemporary music. Each year the orchestra presents a concert subscription series, with 5 concerts scheduled for the 2002-03 Season. Founded by Music Director and Conductor Alex Pauk, Esprit is in its milestone 20th Anniversary season. The orchestra commissions and premieres new Canadian pieces and ensures continued access to these works through encore performances, radio broadcasts (CBC Radio), compact disc recordings (CBC Records) and film soundtracks (Don McKellar's Last Night and Jeremy Podeswa's The Five Senses). Esprit's programming is innovative and aims to stimulate, enlighten and entertain audiences. Canadian and international touring forms an important part of activities, along with Esprit's Toward a Living Art education program, and international exchanges.
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