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Note The National Arts Centre Orchestra will perform “I Lost My Talk” in Paris, France, on May 17, 2019 and again in Gothenburg, Sweden, on May 26, 2019. With choreography by Santee Smith, film by Barbara Willis-Sweete, and narration by Monique Mojica, this immersive presentation will be performed in Kingston on March 6, 2019 and March 8, 2019.
Note Estacio’s “Trumpet Concerto” will be performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke on April 20, 2019 will soloist Robin Doyon. Other upcoming performances include the “Aurora Triptych” which is comprised of Estacio’s Solaris, Borealis and Wondrous Light performed live to film by Jose Francisco Salgado on March 29,30, 2019 with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and on August 30, 2019 with the Singapore Symphony.

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John Estacio's newest composition, Moontides, was premiered by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada on July 29, 2018 at Koerner Hall in Toronto. The NYO performed Moontides on its European tour with stops in Berlin and Edinburgh. Moontides has been commissioned by KV265 and a film depicting lunar tides will soon be produced to accompany live orchestral performances of Estacio's score.
Note John Estacio is a recipient of the 2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award. The awards ceremony took place September 23, 2017 at the Banff Centre. Other recipients include Alex Janvier and Alice Major.
Note John Estacio's Ours with a libretto by Robert Chafe, was remounted on November 9 and 11, 2018 in St. John's, Newfoundland. Ours commemorates the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel on July 1, 1916 and tells the story of Father Thomas Nangle and his attempts to heal a heartbroken nation. Please visit Opera Avalon's website for more information.
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Filumena, Estacio's first opera with libretist John Murrell, was remounted by the Calgary Opera in February 2017.  Canada Post also issued a stamp commeroating the opera Filumena as part of their Canada Opera issue. You can order the stamp here.  You can see a video montage of the opera here.

Note King Arthur's Camelot, with music by John Estacio and choreography by Victoria Morgan, was remounted by the Cincinnati Ballet in February 2017. You can see behind the scenes videos here.
Note The National Arts Centre Orchestra presented "I Lost My Talk" on tour across Canada in 2017. Performance stops included St. John's, Charlottetown, Halifax, Saint John, Eskasoni, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria. Performances contiue in 2019 on tour to Paris and Gothenburg.
Note John Estacio received his fourth JUNO nomination in 2015 for his composition Triple Concerto.  
Note For more information about the Triple Concerto, click here to listen to the ESO's podcast featuring excerpts from the piece. Click here to listen to John's recent interview on The Unknown Studio.
Note You can read more about John Estacio at the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
Note You can follow John on Twitter @EstacioComposer