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from Ontario
on May 14, 2012

Canada’s leading organization for aspiring young musicians who are serious about pursuing a professional career, the National Youth Orchestra Canada (NYOC), has named James O'Callaghan as its 2012-2013 Emerging Composer-in-Residence.

Mr. O’Callaghan, a promising young composer and sound-artist praised for...

from Ontario
on May 14, 2012

"To perform her most recent piece of music, Ontario composer Abigail Richardson will rely on the strings, the brass and the organ, as well as a pile of ceramic tiles. The tiles, just the regular kitchen-bathroom variety, make a sharp noise when scraped against each other, rather like a skate blade cutting across...

from Ontario
on May 11, 2012

"Choreographer James Kudelka has, with the help of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, composer Rodney Sharman, librettist Alex Poch-Goldin and some very capable singers and musicians, captured the heart-wrenching desolation found at the heart of Edith Wharton’s 1905 social drama, The House of Mirth.

Rendering...

from Prairie
on May 11, 2012

"After a year-long, rich bounty of story ballets, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet returned to what it has always done best: offering an eclectic program of mixed repertoire with something for every ballet devotee. The season-closer Pure Ballet, featuring five contemporary works -- including three RWB premières -- opened...

from National
on May 11, 2012

Aventa Ensemble is currently accepting submissions for its September 2012 Composer Workshop (Sept. 5 – 9). This workshop, designed to benefit student and emerging composers, has no age restriction and is open to all nationalities. Participants will have the opportunity of working extensively with composers...

from National
on May 11, 2012

The Canada Council for the Arts today announced that Aimé Dontigny is the new Head of the Music Section, effective immediately.

Audio artist since 1995, Aimé Dontigny was co-artistic director of No Type, one of the first Canadian mp3 labels in experimental music, and one of the founders of the Canadian New...

from Ontario
on May 10, 2012

"The Oakville Ensemble is inviting people to take their mothers out to a night or afternoon of Canadian folk and choral music.

The group hosts a pair of concerts on May 12 and 13, titled Triumph of the Spirit, named after music written by the late Canadian composer Srul Irving Glick.

“This concert is...

from Ontario
on May 10, 2012

Trailer for 'From The House of Mirth', a new work presented by Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie and directed & choreographed by James Kudelka.
For tickets in Toronto:...

from
on May 9, 2012

"Intended or not, Spring for Music's message is becoming increasingly clear: Pockets of culture can occur anyplace, anytime, when the right ingredients converge. On Tuesday, the place presented at Carnegie Hall was Edmonton, a city with nearly 1.2 million metro area population on the edge of the vast Canadian...

from Ontario
on May 9, 2012

"I read The House of Mirth for the first time about 10 years ago. At the time, I was artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada and always on the lookout for possible narratives that could work for large-scale productions. This was a beautiful, moving discovery.