“A beautiful performance worth watching” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
When Canada opened its doors to Syrian refugees in late 2015, the TSO’s musical contribution was to collaborate with Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh to celebrate the cultural beauty of one of the world’s oldest civilizations.
As producer of this video, I am proud of the strong media and public response to the piece. It was featured by the CBC, CTV, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and was even praised on Twitter by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. To date, it has been viewed over 130,000 times.