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from British Columbia
on October 21, 2016

"It’s not every day that an organization launches a new concert series, let alone a new theatre. Undertaking one of these projects alone would be daunting. Doing both simultaneously is the challenge of a lifetime. Yet that is what the CMC did last Friday evening, inaugurating our new Murray Adaskin Salon with a...

from National
on October 21, 2016

"Alex Pauk’s hair might be a bit thinner now than it was when he first met R. Murray Schafer, but his regard for the Canadian composer is as rich and as fresh as when they first met. Pauk is conductor of Toronto-based Esprit Orchestra, for 34 years the leading orchestra devoted to new music in this country. He...

from National
on October 13, 2016

At 84, composer Michael Colgrass teaches others how to align their lives, and bodies, with their art.

“I gradually undressed — loosening my tie, taking off my jacket, dropping my slacks — until I was naked except for a pair of black gym shorts. Then I stood on my head and twisted my body,...

from National
on October 12, 2016

OCTOBER 12, 2016, TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Music Centre and Opera.ca are pleased to announce the participants of its Indie New Music Showcase taking place as part of the International Artists Managers’ Association Conference on November 11, 2016 at the Spoke Club. The showcase will begin at 9:...

from National
on October 11, 2016

"The Schulich School of Music of McGill University has announced the creation of a new competition for young Canadian composers thanks to a $1 million gift from alumnus Graham Sommer. The competition will be launched in 2017 to coincide with Canada’s 150th and Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations..."

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from National
on October 11, 2016

Kicking off our series of features on early electronic music pioneers in Canada, we focus on the inventor, scientist and composer

from National
on October 11, 2016

"Though Québec is now internationally acclaimed as a hotbed for cultural creativity, 70 years ago this was nowhere near the case. The years immediately following World War II were known in the province as the Grande Noirceur (Great Darkness), an era that spanned the whole of the ’40s and ’50s and was characterized...

from British Columbia
on October 7, 2016

"Sean Bickerton, Canadian Music Centre/Centre de Musique Canadienne director — B.C. Region, beams discussing the renovations at the regional office of the 57-year-old organization devoted to supporting, promoting and archiving the works of Canadian composers..."

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from National
on October 5, 2016

"Music on Main and Redshift Music Society present 100 Very Good Reasons Why _____ for 100 electric guitars, by Tim Brady, an INSTRUMENTS OF HAPPINESS creation, on Sunday November 6, 2016 as part of Music on Main’s Modulus Festival. [...]"...

from National
on October 4, 2016

"The nief-norf Summer Festival invites submissions of contemporary scores for performance during the festival, June 12-25, 2017 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus [...]" nief-norf summer festival