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from National
on February 27, 2015

"He has written music for string quartets, orchestras, violins and woodwinds, but Ottawa composer Jan Jarvlepp owes his biggest international hit to the day he looked into his recycling bin and thought it would be fun to write some music for tin cans, hub caps and a bunch of empty bottles.

from Ontario
on February 27, 2015

The Guitar Society of Toronto is working with CMC – Ontario to stimulate more compositions for solo classical guitar. We are currently accepting proposals for the second edition of the guitar composition workshop. The workshop is open to any Canadian composer, although the priority is to involve composers with...

from Ontario
on February 27, 2015

The Canadian Music Centre (Ontario Region) and the Ontario String Association (OSA) are pleased to announce a reading session for Canadian string ensemble compositions. The session will take place during the annual OSA Spring String conference (Saturday, March 28, 2015), and any Canadian composer is eligible to...

from National
on February 26, 2015

New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia brings together teachers, students for musical enrichment

"For most of us, classical music in Edmonton is all too often synonymous with the well-known groups: the Edmonton Symphony and Edmonton Opera, or Pro Coro and the Richard Eaton Singers.

from National
on February 26, 2015

" Vitek Wincza's Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts needs a lift.

Literally. An elevator that would serve all the floors of the HCA has been on Wincza's radar for some time now. After undertaking a feasibility study and speaking with architects, Wincza has decided that now is the time to pitch for an...

from National
on February 25, 2015

"...The next NACO season will also feature three new Canadian works, including adaptations of the short story Dear Life by Alice Munro (Sept. 16) and the poem by Rita Joe called I lost My Talk, with music by Edmonton composer John Estacio (Jan. 14-15, 2016). The third new work by composer Ana Sokolovic, called...

from National
on February 25, 2015

“Let Me Tell You:” Composers in Conversation
Tuesday, March 3 at 6:00 pm

from National
on February 24, 2015

"Centredisc will be releasing a new album titled Tundra Songs featuring Kronos Quartet in a trio of works by Canadian composer Derek Charke. Inuit throat singer, Tanya Tagaq will also appear on the album, which will be released in March. Kronos will also be playing the world premiere of Charke’s Dear Creator, help...

from National
on February 24, 2015

Distant Light takes its name from the moving and atmospheric violin concerto by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, performed in this concert by violinist Noémi Racine Gaudreault. Alongside Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Grieg’s Holberg Suite, the orchestra also features a new violin concerto by Ottawa composer Colin...

from National
on February 23, 2015

"The great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein once explained, to a rapt audience of well-dressed schoolchildren, that music is meaningless. "No matter how many times people tell you stories about what music means, forget them," he instructed his eager pupils. "Music is never about anything. Music just is....