Monthly Archives: February 2015

Introducing Guest Percussionist Beverley Johnston

Date: February 24, 2015

Percussionist Beverley Johnston has forged a groundbreaking artistic path, elevating the marimba to a new level and leaving a legacy of exciting new repertoire. Direct from Toronto for one performance only, she’s Elektra’s special guest artist for the Impulse concert on Saturday, March 14th. Come experience the artist that the Halifax’s Chronicle-Herald described as “…a whiz bang player with the soul of a poet… one of the most original and creative artists of our day.” Learn more about Beverley at… Read More

Elektra launches world premiere of Gjeilo’s ‘Northern Lights’

Date: February 7, 2015

Elektra is thrilled to announce the release of the world premiere audio recording of Ola Gjeilo’s new treble version of Northern Lights.  Written for and dedicated to Elektra by Gjeilo in 2014 and given its world premiere by the choir in November, this work is a stunning addition to the repertoire for women’s choirs.  Says Gjeilo, “I’m very excited and honored to have the women’s choir arrangement of my “Northern Lights” be given its first recording by the excellent … Read More