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Est-Ouest with Eileen Walsh


Est-Ouest is a presentation of contemporary music inspired by the folk traditions of both Canada and Bulgaria, processed through the aesthetic visions of composers Svetlin Hristov, Adam Vincent Clarke, & Liam Elliot. The folk traditions of each other’s country served as the source material and inspiration for three new works, connecting foreign traditions to find how they diverge or interconnect. Symphony Nova Scotia clarinetist Eileen Walsh opens the show with Gannetry, a work for bass clarinet and bird sounds, by Glasgow based, but Halifax born, Emily Doolittle


Don’t miss this FREE afternoon performance of New Music by

Nova Scotians and Bulgarians at the Library!

Reserve your spot HERE.




Angelina Gotcheva, clarinet

Edgar Gomes, violin

Mikko Pablo, cello

Bogdan Ivanov, piano

Yoanna Bozhkova, soprano


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

This project is realized with the financial support of the National Culture Fund Bulgaria, "Mobility" program.

Est-Ouest Canadian Tour 2022:


Montréal - November 2, 2022, 7:00 PM, Joseph-Rouleau Hall 
Ottawa - November 3, 2022, 7:30 PM, Kailash Mital theater, Carleton University
Toronto - November 5 & 7, 2022, 7:00 PM - Canadian Music Centre, Chalmers Performance Space
​Wolfville - November 10, 2022, 7:00 PM, Festival Theatre Building
​Halifax - November 13, 2022, 3:00 PM, Paul O'Regan Hall 


Liam Elliot                                 Grains

                                                              Shadow 1 (Varnensko horo)

                                                              Flow (Varnensko horo)

                                                              Rise (Shto mi e milo)

                                                              Shadow 2 (Shto mi e milo)

                                                              Shadow 3 (Biala roza)

                                                              Blossom (Kaji, rechi, dumai, Dameno)

                                                              Shadow 4 (Strati Angeleki dumashe)



Svetlin Hristov                      Images 

                                                              i. Prologue

                                                              ii. Intermedie I - A bird

                                                              iii. Allegro

                                                              iv. Intermedie II - Fragments

                                                              v. Final



Adam Vincent Clarke      La Danse Balkanique 

                                                              Movement I

                                                              Movement II

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Svetlin Hristov

Meet the Artists


Show Credits

For Est-Ouest:



For suddenlyLISTEN:

Artistic Director - Norman Adams

Administrative and Production Manager - Christie Goodwin

We thank our funders and supporters, most notably: Arts Nova Scotia, The City of Halifax, The Halifax Public Library, The Province of Nova Scotia, The SOCAN Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts. 
Also thanks to Susan Hunter and John Siemens, and all of our workshop attendees and concert patrons.

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