Live stream via YouTube: Thursday, Mar. 4 at 6PM (EST)
Rebecca Foon is a Canadian cellist, pianist, composer and producer who has mesmerized audiences with more than a dozen albums as a composer and player. In 2002, she co-founded the Juno Award-winning contemporary chamber group Esmerine and was a core member of the celebrated cult post-punk band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra from 2001-2008, as well as the experimental instrumental collective Set Fire To Flames. Foon was also a founding member of the instrumental trios The Mile End Ladies String Auxiliary and Fifths of Seven. She has a long list of recording and performing credits and soundtrack projects under her belt including the award-winning Tar Sands documentary H2Oil.
Most recently, Foon has been a member of Colin Stetson’s acclaimed Sorrow orchestra (performing Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony) and part of the band for the live documentary performances of filmmakers Sam Green and Brent Green. In 2014, Jesse Paris Smith (daughter of Patti Smith) and Foon founded Pathway to Paris, a non-profit organization dedicated to turning the Paris Agreement into reality. Together they launched the 1000 Cities Initiative for Carbon Freedom in 2017, supporting cities in developing and implementing ambitious climate action plans.
Rebecca Foon is performing live tonight as part of the Ottawa Winter Jazzfest. Her concert, taped behind closed doors at Arts Court Theatre, will be broadcast via YouTube on Thursday, March 4 at 6pm (EST). In the meantime, get a taste for her solo work in this live set recorded for KEXP in 2020: