Composer Connects Hip Hop and Classical
Composer Christopher Mayo, whose WMCT commission Twentieth Century Ikon premièred at Music in the Afternoon last May, has made the leap from Hip Hop to Classical. His classical arrangement of Hip Hop superstar Drake’s Know Yourself was performed by members of the TSO at the 2015 Polaris Music Awards Gala in Toronto September 21.
Christopher Mayo’s WMCT commission was premièred by Ensemble Made in Canada, on May 7, 2015. His father John Mayo has for many years written the notes for Music in the Afternoon programs.