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from British Columbia
on June 7, 2012

"Steps from the back of composer Lloyd Burritt’s West Vancouver home is a 9-metre waterfall that spills into a pond filled with koi fish.

Burritt, 72, is an avid gardener, so aesthetically the waterfall seems a logical component to the home’s well-manicured grounds. But when Burritt begins to open up about...

from British Columbia
on June 7, 2012

Creating the score for the new opera was a major creative challenge - and a considerable physical chore - for VSO's Bramwell Tovey

"Even a generation ago, a suggestion that new operas might become a regular part of our musical diet would have seemed absurd. Yet the grand finale of this Vancouver Symphony...

from Ontario
on June 6, 2012

In this issue, Ulla Colgrass comments on the debate about who gets the lion's share of professional opportunities and Dr. Bernard W. Andrews discusses new music for young people.

Click here to view the issue.

from Ontario
on June 5, 2012

In this issue of Notations from 2003, Paul Steenhuisen muses on the iminent launch of a new CMC website, Ulla Colgrass explores some of the robust educational tools that are offered online by the CMC, and you can read about other noteworthy events involving associate composers....

from Ontario
on June 5, 2012

"When Joel Tranquilla stepped before the Elmer Iseler Singers recently to compete for the $12,000 Sir Ernest MacMillan Foundation Award in choral conducting, paper signs suddenly popped up from the pews in Ottawa’s Knox Presbyterian Church, proclaiming “softest,” “sweetest,” “most beautiful” and “Go, Joel.”

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....