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from British Columbia
on July 3, 2012

"Vancouver-based Stephen Chatman has become the latest composer from British Columbia to be named a member of the Order of Canada.

Known for composing in every important genre of classical music, Chapman is also one of Canada's most respected advanced teachers of composition. His students include such...

from Ontario
on June 29, 2012

"It’s mystifying that one has to leave Toronto in order to see the premiere of a new, full-length Canadian opera.

We’re lucky that Westben festival co-founders Brian Finley and Donna Bennett have had the courage to take the risk, because The Auction, a two-hour, two-act opera by composer John Burge and...

from Ontario
on June 26, 2012

In this Winter 2005 issue of Notations Ontario, Composers evaluate the role of the CMC, and composer Michael Colgrass speaks about his experience as a composer in the classroom, and the secret to creativity.

To read this issue, click...

from National
on June 26, 2012

"In the late '70s, Québécois composer and video artist Jean Piché studied electroacoustic and computer music at Simon Fraser University under Barry Truax. It was during this time the material that surfaced as Heliograms was produced and recorded, using computer, digital synthesis and acoustic instruments. This...

from Ontario
on June 26, 2012

"...The company earned two awards for its presentation of Robert Carsen’s well-travelled and widely acclaimed conception of Christoph von Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride, and one for its own new double-bill production of A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicchi.

Svadba – Wedding, by Montreal composer Ana Sokolovic...

from Ontario
on June 26, 2012

"...And in the musical theatre division, the award for outstanding new musical/opera went to Ana Sokolovic's "SVADBA - Wedding."

Other winners at the event, which honours Toronto talent in the performing arts, included "War Horse," with trophies for costume design and choreography..."


from National
on June 18, 2012

"TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian proudly announces Canadian artists, conductor Shalom Bard as the TSO's RBC Resident Conductor and composer Kevin Lau as the TSO's RBC Affiliate Composer. In their roles, Shalom and Kevin will be fully integrated into all areas of the organization, with full access to the inner...

from National
on June 15, 2012

"Toronto’s Beth Tikvah Synagogue will host a special concert to honor the tenth Yahrzeit of Canadian composer Srul Irving Glick. Toronto’s Holy Blossom Temple already did the same on April 22, five days after his actual passing a decade ago.

on June 13, 2012

In this issue of Notations, Tapestry Producer and General Manager Clair Hopkins discusses the process of creative collaboration, and Ruth Watson Henderson talks about selecting texts for children's choral compositions.

from Ontario
on June 8, 2012

Creating score posed major creative ­— and physical — challenges for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s maestro

"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 Orchestra season is a...