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from Ontario
on June 5, 2012

"...The second half of the program got underway with Orion by the little-known Canadian composer Claude Vivier. Vivier was with us for only 35 years and holds the dubious distinction of being the only Canadian composer to be murdered. That was 29 years ago. It is generally held that if he had lived he would now be...

from Ontario
on May 29, 2012

Ottawa, May 29, 2012 – The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the seven award-winning and internationally renowned artists who will receive the 2012 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards. Sculptor Valérie Blass; contemporary dancer Nova Bhattacharya; interdisciplinary artist Manon De Pauw; playwright, actor...

from National
on May 28, 2012

The CBA’s inaugural Composition Competition was a huge success. Almost 30 works were submitted and the winning composition, Rocky Mountain Lullaby, by Christiaan Venter has already been performed and recorded numerous times across this country. Wanting to build on the momentum created, please find below information...

from Ontario
on May 28, 2012

Daniel Foley contributes a retrospective article on John Weinzweig at 90, Ulla Colgrass writes about the wide application of CMC services by associate composers, and we also find out about the ongoing projects of CMC Ontario....

from Ontario
on May 28, 2012

"Like Maurice Sendak and Roald Dahl, Jacques Prévert didn’t believe that stories for children should smooth away the world’s sharp edges. Prévert, a poet best known in the English-speaking world as a screenwriter (especially for Marcel Carné’s 1945 classic Les Enfants du Paradis), filled his eight Contes pour...

from Québec
on May 28, 2012

"...The Montreal Chinese Children’s Choir, directed by Pit Ling Lau, performed four pieces celebrating Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cultures. The McGill Conservatory Youth Choir of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, led by Erica Phare for a decade and now by Amy Henderson, performed a program of...

from National
on May 28, 2012

Boston Metro Opera is now accepting scores of new art songs/cycles, music theater works, and operas for the 2013 International Composers' Competition. Works selected will receive a full concert performance, as part of the 4th Annual Boston Contempo Festival (formerly The Contemporary AmericanaFestival). Some...

from British Columbia
on May 24, 2012

"Choral composition in Canada had an unusual beginning. Dating back to 1606, it’s believed that Canada’s first choral work was performed on the waters at Port Royal in Nova Scotia. It was a four-part song called Great God Neptune composed to words written by Marc Lescarbot, a French author, poet and lawyer.

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from Ontario
on May 23, 2012

Colin Eatock raises some important questions about the Ontario Superbuild program and how it will affect composers. Readers are introduced to what was then a new CD series called Canadian Composers Portraits. We also hear about the special events that were planned to celebrate John Weinzweig's 90th birthday....

from Ontario
on May 23, 2012

CMC associate composers discuss a vision for new music in Canada, and you can read about the activities of the professional readings project in Ontario. There is also a feature on Rose Bolton who won the 2002 Toronto Emerging Composer Award....