With 5 teams having made the NHL Playoffs this season, the celebration of HPO Composer-in-Resident Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s very popular music for the classic Canadian story, The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier, could not be better timed. The piece is the country’s first triple co-commission by the TSO, National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Now 5 years old, The Hockey Sweater having been seen by nearly sixty thousand audience members and been performed by most orchestras across Canada (40 times during the 16-17 season alone!). This energetic and unique composition features the conductor in a referee jersey while a hockey games takes place on stage. Abigail really pushed the boundaries and created a piece that will be as treasured as the original story for years to come.

Abigail was recently featured on Classica 96 to help promote the performance of The Hockey Sweater April 29, 2017 at the TSO.  To listen to her interview, click here.


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