At the ANNEX
Muzewest presents Song of Desire - Leslie Dala and Asitha Tennekoon in an Ian Cusson premiere
Join us for an in person premier of a song cycle by Canadian Métis composer Ian Cusson, performed by pianist Leslie Dala and tenor Asitha Tennekoon. This concert is taking place on the ancestral and living lands of the Coast Salish Peoples.
Ian Cusson is a composer of art song, opera and orchestral work. Of Métis (Georgian Bay Métis Community) and French-Canadian descent, his work explores Canadian Indigenous experience including the history of the Métis people, the hybridity of mixed-racial identity, and the intersection of Western and Indigenous cultures.
Leslie Dala enjoys a multifaceted career spanning the genres of opera, symphonic music, choral and contemporary works. On the podium, he is known for his passionate, dynamic, and charismatic approach to music making.
Asitha Tennekoon is a Sri Lankan tenor who has quickly established himself as one of Canada's most impressive and versatile singing artists.