Thursday, September 16, 2021, 8 pm, Museum Auditorium
Price: $20 regular, $18 Friends, $12 students
Witness artistic leaders of the future engage Museum masterpieces from the past at a special performance and documentary screening presented in partnership with Humber College’s Centre for Creative Business Innovation, with the generous support of Bashir and Farida Dhanani & Family.
On September 16, students from Humber’s renowned music program will debut an original four-movement composition inspired by their own life experiences and artworks in the Museum’s Collection. This talented group of young musicians has orchestrated a suite of new music evoking themes of unity, nature, the need for diversity in collaboration, and the cultural threads that bind us all together.
The concert will feature performances by:
As a prelude to the performance, a short documentary by Humber filmmakers Anastasiya Lutsyshyn, Ismail Ali, and Stuart O'Brien will shed light on the musicians’ journey from inspiration to creation.
To allow for physical distancing in the Auditorium, attendance will be capped at 80 guests. Your ticket includes admission to the Museum’s exhibitions, and the galleries will be open until 8 pm. Face masks are required inside the Museum.
The September 16 concert is the culmination of the Aga Khan Museum-Humber College Centre for Creative Business Innovation’s 2021 Intercultural and Creative Music Fellowship. This new project aims to foster a greater intercultural understanding of Muslim heritage in the world of music, while also helping emerging and early career artists achieve greater professional experience.
Over the 11 weeks of the program, students received mentorship from Kiya Tabassian and Agneya Chikte. They also participated in guest sessions by musician-composer Justin Gray, filmmakers Sage Petahtegoose and Imran Babur, Museum programmers Amirali Alibhai (Head of Performing Arts) and Bita Pourvash (Assistant Curator), brand and strategy expert Kondwani Mwase, research mentor Dr. Tuhin Giri (Research Coordinator, CCBI), and Jennifer Gordon, Director of Humber’s Centre for Creative Business Innovation. Fellows gained new insights into music composition, filmmaking, Islamic arts and literature, intercultural storytelling, and combining research with professional artistic practice.
The Humber College-Aga Khan Museum Intercultural and Creative Fellowship Concert is supported by Bashir and Farida Dhanani & Family.