Meet the Soloists for “Rediscovering Spring”, our final Masterworks of the season!
Works by Brahms, Wijeratne, and Price
We’ve got an incredible Masterworks concert lined up for April 20th, featuring our very own Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus and the Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble on Brahms’ “Schicksalslied”, and soloists Tim Hoover and India Gailey on Dinuk Wijeratne’s “HymnPeace Orchestral Remix“, an innovative work featuring solo cello and DJ. Meet the soloists below!
India Gailey, cello
India Gailey (she/they) is a cellist, composer, vocalist, and improviser who appears most often in the realms of classical and experimental music. Recently named by CBC as one of “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30,” she works as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborator with various disciplines to create works of exploratory art. She has worked with numerous living composers, including Edward Enman, Andrew Noseworthy, Nicole Lizée, Yaz Lancaster, Philip Glass, and Michael Harrison; written music for concert, film, dance, and theatre; and is a member of the acclaimed environmental improvisation quartet New Hermitage, which recently released their fifth album, Unearth.
In 2022, India released her second solo cello album, to you through (Redshift Records), which was praised as “a truly exceptional display of unparalleled talent” (Take Effect) that “flows like poetry” (The Whole Note). She also wrote music for Symphony Nova Scotia to illustrate Rebecca Thomas’s children’s book I’m Finding My Talk. India is the recipient of numerous honours, including awards from Arts Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Acadia & McGill Universities. India is currently based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She loves raspberries, large marimbas, and the smell of burning thyme.
Tim Hoover, DJ
Winnipeg Manitoba is equal parts an arts town and a party town. Tim “Co-op” Hoover is a DJ, producer, promoter, and entertainer whose work has both a sense of humour and a sense of wonder. For over a decade, he has been the driving force behind the city’s best dance parties and has toured the world, both solo and in collaboration with other DJs and hip-hop artists. His recordings have progressed from all-vinyl DJ collages, to clever remixes and mashups, to thoughtful, densely layered instrumental pieces. The common thread remains Hoover’s love of music, and desire to share it with others.