Simon Fraser University 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert features works by Jürgen Simpson

Simon Fraser University Vancouver’ 9th Sept. 50th Anniversary concert focused on a collaboration between DMARC member Jürgen Simpson and Canadian poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar. The concert featured one of Canada’s foremost interpreters of contemporary music, soprano Heather Pawsey and Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble with conductor Owen Underhill. The works performed were extracts from the forthcoming operatic scale work “Air India [redacted]” which will be premiered at SFU’s Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre from November 6th to 11th. Air India [Redacted] explore issues of silence and longing in the 30th year since the bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland, Canada’s worst act of aviation terror.