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from National
on November 19, 2012

The Victoria Symphony is delighted to present the World Premiere of a new work by esteemed Canadian composer, R. Murray Schafer, November 24 at 8pm and November 25 at 2:30pm at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, in Victoria. Figures in the Night Passing was commissioned by Hugh Davidson for the Victoria...

from National
on November 16, 2012

"One of my favourite New Yorker cartoons portrays a man leaning against the fence of a country field, talking with a group of cows.

The caption beneath the cartoon reads as follows: “No, we’re Holsteins. Boesendorfers are pianos.”

So they are. So are Bechsteins, Bluethners and Steingraebers, well-...

from British Columbia
on November 16, 2012

Teacher, pianist, and composer Marcel Bergmann pay respects to Barbara Pentland in song

"Writing, composing, and performing a song that pays homage to one of Vancouver's great composers - on what would be her 100th birthday - seems fitting for one of Barbara Pentland biggest fans.

Marcel Bergmann, a...

from National
on November 16, 2012

"Currently in the throes of a four-part concert series showcasing the impressive breadth of their collective talents, Toronto's TorQ Percussion Quartet made a stop at local Latin haven Lula Lounge for the band's second presentation, explicitly titled "Notes from Brazil." For this night of South American flavours,...

from National
on November 16, 2012

"Alex Pauk has been for decades a strenuous supporter of new music in Canada, and for 30 years has been the conductor of Toronto's Esprit Orchestra, Canada's premiere ensemble for the performing of new music. Strenuous indeed, as the beads of sweat dripping from his face after last month's Esprit concert attest....

from Ontario
on November 13, 2012

New Music For Young Musicians is a project of the CMC that commissions new works for student musicians. The Norman Burgess Fund is a particular stream of NMFYM committed to new string repertoire. CMC Associate Composers affiliated with the Ontario region are invited to propose new solo and duo string works to be...

from National
on November 6, 2012

The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, founded by the late Paul Fromm in the fifties, has been located at Harvard University since 1972. Over the course of its existence, the Fromm Foundation has commissioned over 300 new compositions and their performances, and has sponsored hundreds of new music...

from Ontario
on November 6, 2012

"Award-winning, Ottawa-born composer/conductor Brian Current has had his works performed and broadcast in over 35 countries. His honours include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Barlow Prize for Orchestral Music, and Italy’s Premio Fedora Award for his chamber opera Airline Icarus.
The Premio prize led to a fully...

from National
on November 6, 2012

Currently home to the Canadian Music Centre, this house boasts a history with the local art scene dating back to the 1890s.

"Creating more space within a heritage building can be tricky, especially if plans outlining previous changes are unavailable. When the Canadian Music Centre wanted to open up its main...

from Ontario
on November 5, 2012

"In the Catholic tradition, a requiem is a mass for the dead: A solemn ritual that uses music and poetry to lift the souls of those who have passed and comfort relatives and loved ones left behind among the living. Suzanne Steele, the first poet ever chosen to be part of the Canadian Forces’ Artists Program,...