Evan Mitchell, Music Director
Year founded: 1953
Celebrating its 63rd season in 2016/17, the Kingston Symphony exists to produce and promote professional quality programs for the education, enjoyment, and enrichment of audiences in the Greater Kingston area through shared experiences of the highest quality of live orchestral performance. The Kingston Symphony is dedicated to the support, development, and showcasing of Canadian artists and composers. Evan Mitchell has served as Music Director of the Kingston Symphony Association since 2014.
Photo credit: Doug Kerr
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Current home: Toronto, ON/London, UK
Known across Canada and the US for intensely dramatic chamber and vocal music, Cecilia Livingston is a Composition Fellow at American Opera Projects in New York and a Visiting Academic at King’s College London, 2016–2017. A winner in the 2014 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers, and a 2014 Composition Fellow at Bang On a Can’s Summer Music Festival, her music has been heard at the 21C Music Festival, World Choral Games (Latvia), Eastman’s Women in Music Festival, Vancouver International Song Institute, Hamilton Philharmonic’s “What Next” Festival, Scotia Festival of Music, Tapestry Opera, Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop, on tour with The Bicycle Opera Project, with the Kingston Symphony and Toronto’s Thin Edge New Music Collective, and at Soundstreams’s 2016 Emerging Composer Workshop where she worked with mentor-composer Steve Reich. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Tempo, Cambridge Opera Journal, Canadian Music Educator, Notations, Musicworks, Musical Toronto, and at the International Conference on Music Since 1900.
Cecilia Livingston is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a National Councilor of the Canadian League of Composers, and holds a doctorate in composition from the University of Toronto, where her work was supervised by Christos Hatzis.
Listen to her work at: soundcloud.com/cecilia_livingston