Centrediscs CD Launch: John Beckwith CALLING

Friday, March 9, 2018
Event Title: Centrediscs CD Launch: John Beckwith CALLING
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Price: $Free with RSVP
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March 9, 2018
5:30 PM

Centrediscs CD Launch: John Beckwith Calling

John Beckwith marked his ninetieth birthday in March 2017. He has been
composing for over seventy years, with a total so far of over 160 works in many
different forms. Since his early retirement in 1990 from his long-time position
with the University of Toronto music faculty, his premieres have included the
orchestral works, the opera Taptoo!, some major choral works such as Wendake/
Huronia, the song-cycle Stacey, as well as approximately two dozen pieces for
various chamber ensembles, some of which are featured on this recording.

Calling is a collection of instrumental works composed between 2006 and
2016, performed by New Music Concerts Ensemble, pianist Bruce Mather and
the Accordes String Quartet, clarinetist Peter Stoll with pianist Adam Zukiewicz,
pianist Barbara Pritchard, flutist Robert Aitken with pianist William Aide, and
guitarist Peter Higham. The present release is an instrumental companion to the
vocal CD Avowals (Centrediscs, CMCCD 12907, 2007).

The CD launch will include performances by Robert Aitken (flute) and William Aide (piano).
Reception to follow.

Free with RSVP

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9
PH: 416-961-6601 x 202