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Pacific Contact

  • Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J3 Canada (map)

Sarah Hagen and Brendan McLeod will be showcasing "Exultation" at Pacific Contact 2018.

Exultation is an intoxicating music and storytelling collaboration from classical pianist Sarah Hagen and spoken word artist Brendan McLeod. Hagen, the 2015 BC Touring Council Artist of the Year, performs all thirteen preludes of Rachmaninoff’s Opus 32, interspersed with stories and poems from Brendan McLeod, the former Canadian SLAM champion. The result is a narrative journey that focuses on Rachmaninoff’s life – his exile from Russia, his battle with depression, his tireless work ethic and dedication to beauty – in order to examine the estrangements, losses, and redemption at the heart of contemporary political and social life.


Earlier Event: March 30
Night Music
Later Event: April 14
"Perk up, pianist!" in Flin Flon