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from Atlantic
on May 1, 2012

"...The technically and musically challenging program included Canadian composer Gary Kulesha’s Celebration Overture, Serge Koussevitsky’s Double Bass Concerto, with soloist Jonathan Keijser, Christopher Palmer’s brilliant Juvenescence, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, the “Little Russian.”

The Kulesha...

from Ontario
on April 30, 2012

"Yorke-Slader says the Canadian jazz bandleader and composer Phil Nimmons showed him by example how to lead a big band. In the late 1970s, Yorke-Slader studied classical piano at the University of Western Ontario, but also played saxophone and piano in Western’s jazz band, which Nimmons directed..."

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from Prairie
on April 27, 2012

"An acclaimed Canadian chamber ensemble will give two concerts at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in conjunction with an exhibition of massive landscape paintings inspired by music.

Toronto’s Gryphon Trio, with guest clarinetist James Campbell, will perform on May 10 and 11. The musical program is inspired by...

from Ontario
on April 26, 2012

"...Yorke-Slader says the Canadian jazz bandleader and composer Phil Nimmons, shown at left, showed him by example how to lead a big band. In the late 1970s, Yorke-Slader studied classical piano at the University of Western Ontario, but also played saxophone and piano in Western’s jazz band, which Nimmons directed...

from Prairie
on April 26, 2012

"With its charming look at a Quebec boy's fervour for the Montreal Canadiens and scorn for the Toronto Maple Leafs, "The Hockey Sweater" children's book is often seen as a parable about French and English relations in Canada.

Surprisingly, author Roch Carrier says he didn't intend for that to be the case...

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on April 25, 2012

In order to celebrate and popularise the 100th birthday of Witold Lutosławski, the Witold Lutosławski Society and the Polish Composers’ Union announce a composition competition.
The competition is international in character and has no territorial restrictions or age limit for competitors. The task of the...

from Ontario
on April 25, 2012

"Toronto Dance Theatre is pleased to announce the world premiere performances of Rivers, a major new work by Artistic Director Christopher House set to the celebrated piano music of the same name by the late Ann Southam.

Rivers will be presented at the Fleck Dance Theatre from April 25-28, 2012 (8pm) and...

from Ontario
on April 25, 2012

"Christopher House is back from an exciting river trip and ready to share his discoveries.

For the past several months, Toronto Dance Theatre’s longtime artistic director has explored the shifting waters of the Rivers piano suite by late Canadian modernist composer Ann Southam. His choreographic findings...

from Ontario
on April 24, 2012

"Ann Southam made music the way she lived life: quietly, minimally and without apology. The Canadian composer, who died in 2010, became internationally known for her delicate piano and electronic works in the 1960s, when composing was still an all-boys’ club. A collaborator from Toronto Dance Theatre’s earliest...

from Ontario
on April 24, 2012

"On a recent visit to The Chalmers House, the Ontario branch of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC), I was surprised to find that what I imagined would a be stuffy archive is much more than a library of scores and CDs of Canadian compositions. That evening the winding Victorian heritage building was host to a twelve...