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Friday March 13th and Saturday February 14th — 8pm to 11pm

Oliver Whitehead

Oliver Whitehead is a guitarist and composer. His jazz album Free For Now was nominated for a Juno Award as Best Jazz Album of 1985. He has composed for, and played with, many individual musicians and groups over the years, most recently world music/jazz group The Antler River Project, the singer Linda Hoyle and the music producer and songwriter/composer Mo Foster. The Fetch, an album of original songs by Linda Hoyle, Mo Foster and Whitehead, was released in August 2015.

In 2018, Whitehead’s first opera, Look! An Opera in 9 Paintings – about a couple on an awkward date at an art gallery – was debuted to sold-out performances at Museum London, Canada. Whitehead collaborated with Hoyle on the libretto.

He is an Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre and his 0rchestral works include the oratorio We Shall be Changed (1993), Concerto For Oboe (1996) and Pissarro Landscapes (2000).