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Vladimir Anisimoff's picture
on July 15, 2014

I listened works of Kotoka Suzuki with the great pleasure. I was particularly impressed by the Minyo Quartet.

Vladimir Anisimoff's picture
on July 5, 2014

I found your site about a month ago accidentally.
This is very amazing and a good place on the Internet.

Simon MacLeod's picture
on June 27, 2014

Some new recordings have become available over the past month! Here are some of my favorites:

SammyBayefsky's picture
on June 12, 2014

Norbert Palej, associate composer of the CMC and former teacher of mine, has written a fine opera for the CCOC. I saw East O’ The Sun, West O’ The Moon at the Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre on Saturday May 31st. It was the first production that I’ve gone to see from the CCOC. Although many of my friends have...

on June 10, 2014

Come join us to explore the earliest hybrid Canadian compositions for gamelan, plus other instruments and electroacoustics, performed by Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan (est. 1983) the Toronto group playing gamelan degung which commissioned them.

Simon MacLeod's picture
on June 6, 2014

I’ve just started working as summer student at the Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region branch, and I’ve learned that we are always getting new scores sent to our branch – pretty exciting! If you think about it, lots of the brand new scores are by living composers! As a music student studying in a more classical...

Cathleen Gingrich's picture
on May 20, 2014

Back after a day off and into Sitzprobe!

We are rested from a day off from each other, and in my case, I got to sleep lots yesterday!

This morning, both my hubby and my mom looked at me like I was speaking in tongues when I said we had our Sitzprobe today. I guess I should explain myself.

Cathleen Gingrich's picture
on May 20, 2014

Living in two worlds

One of the most interesting discoveries I've made during this process is that I'm identifying with certain aspects of Pauline Johnson's life. Specifically the double life she led.

In interviews (like this one...http://www.cbc.ca/nxnw/featured-story/2014/05/18/pauline-by-city-...

Cathleen Gingrich's picture
on May 18, 2014

Rehearsing in the theatre. What an unexpected treat.

We have had the joy and the privilege to have rehearsed the last week in the York theatre.

This is an unusual treat to have as most productions begin in a rehearsal hall or studio of some sort. Instead of a set you normally imagine one to be there...

Cathleen Gingrich's picture
on May 16, 2014

Day 4 and we have now had two days on the stage at the York Theatre.

Rehearsals are going swimmingly. We have sketched the bare bones of the pieces: the ins and outs of the scenes. And we have moved on to adding more life to the creature. The cast is continuing to get to know one another and the...