Pride in Art becomes a festival, with two performing arts events in addition to the exhibition and Opening.
Opening night performances were curated by David Blue of Raving Theatre, with remarks by MP.s Libby Davies and Hedy Fry. Our very first JODAIKO concert in the Performance Center was sold out success. In the Performance Centre, we presented “Queering the Air,” with performances by Joel Klein and Michael Robert Broder, baritones; and Karen Lee-Morlang, piano. Queering the Air also featured the world premiere of Jocelyn Morlock’s flute and piano duo, “I conversed with you in a dream,” performed by Tiresias (Mark McGregor flute, and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano), the recording of which was subsequently nominated for a 2008 Western Canadian Music Award.