Tuesday, June 18
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Beverly Glenn-Copeland has spent his life creating. Born into a musical family in Philadelphia, Glenn listened to classical piano from childhood, eventually going on to study classical music at McGill University. As a young adult, Glenn was inspired to write music that would weave together all the musical cultures he had come to love, from African drums to traditional Celtic. In 1970, he began releasing his own records: first, several self-titled releases and later, electronic and ambient releases, like 1986’s Keyboard Fantasies, that would go on to be seminal touchstones in the genre.
Glenn has written a large body of his own music and music for film, as well as four musicals for children and material for children’s television programs in England, Canada, and the US.
Glenn also spent 25 years as a regular actor on the television show Mr. Dressup. He has been the recipient of composition awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and Arts New Brunswick. After a prolonged absence from the concert stage, Glenn has resumed performing with his new band, Indigo Rising, and his music continues to resonate with audiences young and old alike.