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from National
on May 9, 2019

"World-renowned flutist, composer and conductor Robert Aitken has been artistic director of New Music Concerts, Toronto's senior contemporary music organization, since its inception in 1971. His many accolades include the Order of Canada, the National Flute Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Walter...

from National
on May 8, 2019

“Turning Point Ensemble will be presenting Sounds Unheard, a concert of music by Farangis Nurulla-Khoja, on May 11 and 12. I was fortunate to speak with the composer, and we had a chance to discuss the collaboration with TPE, her compositional process, and the inspirations behind the two pieces that will be...

from National
on May 3, 2019

Every year, the Friends of Canadian Music Award honours those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment, on a national scale, to Canadian composers and their music. The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and the...

from National
on May 2, 2019

"The view from composer Brian Current’s workspace is, well, limited. “I’ve got the laundry right next to me, so it’s really glamorous,” he says of his current working conditions, on the line from his Toronto basement. And yet these tight quarters have just produced an extraordinarily expansive work of choral music...

from National
on May 1, 2019

Congratulations to all five nominated CMC Associate Composers: Allan Gordon Bell, Carmen Braden, Farshid Samandari, Laurie Radford, and Owen Underhill!

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from National
on May 1, 2019

"I remember the first time I heard Ana Sokolović’s music: I was in Paris, participating as CBC Radio’s delegate at the International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) in 1996. My Radio-Canada colleague, Laurent Major, had chosen to present a work for violin duo, Ambient V, composed in 1995 by Montreal composer Sokolović (...

from National
on April 30, 2019

“The McGill Chamber Orchestra (MCO), which was founded 80 years ago by Alexander Brott, is entering its anniversary season with a new name and a more secure future.

One of Canada’s oldest musical ensembles is now called the Orchestre Classique de Montréal (OCM). The name change is intended to reflect the...

from National
on April 23, 2019

The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition is pleased to announce that Bryn Blackwood is the first prize winner of the 42nd Competition. Jana Luksts won the 2nd prize, and Nicole Linaksita won the 3rd prize. The remaining finalists in alphabetical order are Edward Enman, Jesse Plessis, and Megan Thibeault....

from National
on April 23, 2019

“When Louise Bessette takes her place among the recipients of the 2019 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, it will be to accept her Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award for excellence in classical music. And perhaps unofficially, Bessette will also be lauded for her skills in diplomatic relations between...

from National
on April 15, 2019

"Roger D. Moore’s life was like an opera with two distinct, equally impressive acts.

First, Mr. Moore, who died on March 21 in Toronto at the age of 79, was a pioneer in Canadian computing. As the “technical brains” of the Toronto-based company I.P. Sharp Associates, where he served as vice-president from...