Sunday, May 13, 2018
Event Title: Scales of Joy and Sorrow presented by West Coast Chamber Music
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Unitarian Church of Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 3:30pm
  • Price: $22/16
  • Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1-9 Performers)
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West Coast Chamber Music is in the midst of its 25th successful anniversary season in Vancouver, BC! The title piece of this concert, Scales of Joy and Sorrow by acclaimed composer Marjan Mozetich takes us on an other-worldly journey across the emotional spectrum. We'll also revel in the beauty and poetic musical language of Maurice Ravel's Piano Trio, and Antonin Dvork's magnificent Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 26. WCCM's Sunday afternoon events also include audience receptions and door prizes.

Lucas Oickle
Lucas Oickle
Composition Date: 2013
Duration: 00:07:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Women's chorus
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Programme Note:
This piece may also be sung a cappella; the piano accompaniment is optional. "Farewell to Nova Scotia" is a traditional Nova Scotian folksong of unknown authorship and origin. First "discovered" in 1933 by musicologist Helen Creighton, it seems to have most likely been written in and around the time of the 1st World War, given the clear war-time references. Today, it has assumed the place of an unofficial provincial anthem, and many Nova Scotians can sing the song in part (or in its entirety) by memory. The piece is also played every summer on Parliament Hill in Ottawa during the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony, during which The Band of the Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Forces plays a medley of provincial songs in which Farewell to Nova Scotia serves to represent Nova Scotia. In recent years, with growing unemployment and a shrinking (and aging) population, the song has taken on new meanings in addition to its original wartime sentiments. Many younger Nova Scotians are now leaving their home province in order to look for better prospects elsewhere (at least for now). - Lucas Oickle, December 2013

Premiere Information:
4 June 2014, Rosedale Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Ontario
Penthelia Singers, Alice Malach conducting


  • Call Number:
  • MV 6101 O39far
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 12, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    19 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
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Friday, June 12, 2015
Event Title: The New Bronze Age Series: Gamelan Si Pawit & we just stole a car
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Western Front
  • Time: 10:47pm
  • Price: $$15/10 Advance; $20/15 Door
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  • External Link: Website
  • Composer: Jon Siddall
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What happens when you mash up renegade experimental rock with Sundanese Gamelan music? John Mutter, leader of we just stole a car, and Jon Siddall, leader of Gamelan Si Pawit, flip conventions upside down in a evening of contemporary music for gamelan inspired rock and rock inspired gamelan. This convention-defying evening is a literal cross over as the members of we just stole a car, Daryn Cassie (piano) Dominic Conway (sax) Elliot Langford (bass) John Mutter (guitar) Kevin Romain (drums) and Daniel Ruiz (percussion), flit between a gamelan set and rock outfit.

Friday, June 5, 2015
Event Title: East-Meets-West
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Musideum - A World of Musical Instruments 401 Richmond St. W., Suite 133, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8, (416) 599-7323
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $ 20 Standard Ticket, Student Ticket $15
  • Genre: Strings (bowed)
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East-meets-west duo comprised of Shahriyar Jamshidi (kamanche) and Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello) blurs musical genre conventions with their highly evocative improvised performances. The scope of their creations ranges from soulful and emotive to incendiary and intense, and their sound has been described as being "totally entrancing." With each performance, Jamshidi and Weinroth-Browne weave an intricate musical tapestry, one that is both memorable and totally unique.

June 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Ticket: $20, Students $15

Musideum - A World of Musical Instruments

Sunday, March 8, 2015
Event Title: Continuum presents 30 More!
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: The Music Gallery, 197 John Street, Toronto
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $10-30
  • Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1-9 Performers)
  • External Link: Continuum's website

Continuum celebrates its 30th anniversary with 30 More!, a power packed concert showcasing established and emerging composers from at home and abroad, March 8 at the Music Gallery. On the program are works by British radicals Richard Ayres (CA/NL/UK) and Joe Cutler (UK), 22-year-old Turkish wunderkind Mithatcan Öcal (TR), and Toronto Emerging Composers Award winners Jason Doell (CA, 2014 prize winner), who will be premiering a new work at the concert, and Anna Höstman (CA, 2013 prize winner).

Continuum presents 30 More!
Sunday March 8, 8 pm
Pre-concert chat 7:30 pm
The Music Gallery

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Event Title: Continuum presents Souvenir
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $30-20-10
  • Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1-9 Performers)
  • External Link: But tickets at uniiverse

A film and live music project years in the making, Souvenir brings together acclaimed filmmaker Gary Popovich with six of Canada’s top emerging and established composers: Linda Bouchard, Alice Ho, Jocelyn Morlock, Michael Oesterle, Randall Smith and Hiroki Tsurumoto. Each of the six movements in the hour-long Souvenir corresponds to stages in the evolution of our world and has a different mood and over-riding dynamic reflecting that evolution.

Monday, April 14, 2014
Event Title: 1000 Times This - Standing Wave
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour Street (VSO School of Music), Vancouver
  • Time: 3:00am
  • Price: $22/17
  • Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1-9 Performers)
  • External Link: Standing Wave
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Sunday April 13, 2014, 8pm
Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour Street (VSO School of Music), Vancouver
$22.00 general / $17.00 students & seniors
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Christie Reside, flute • A-K Coope, clarinet • Rebecca Whitling, violin
Peggy Lee, cello • Allen Stiles, piano • Vern Griffiths, percussion

Is music rational? Is music intrinsically spiritual?

Thursday, December 5, 2013 (All day)
Event Title: Continuum presents Singing the Earth
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Wychwood Theatre, 76 Wychwood Avenue, Studio 176, Toronto
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  • Price: $30 adults / 20 seniors & arts workers / 10 students
  • Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1-9 Performers)
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A collaboration of composer Anna Höstman, dramaturge Dylan Robinson, and mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, Singing the Earth is an exploration of the interconnectedness of the Nuxalk people of Bella Coola, the Norwegian settlers who arrived in the 19th century, all others who happened on the valley, and the land itself. In music, images and text – Nuxalk, Norwegian, English and Japanese – Singing the Earth is a narrative of people, place and spirit.

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Event Title: VNM 40th Anniversary Retrospective - Works for Large Ensemble
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC)
  • Time: 3:00am
  • Price: $Tickets $35 regular/$15 students and seniors (taxes and venue surcharges included). Festival pass $110.
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
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Works for Large Ensemble

Works by Howard Bashaw (The Cycle of Strength), John Korsrud (The Shadow of Your Smile), Alexina Louie (Winter Music), and James Maxwell (Intueri).

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Event Title: Double Vision
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Bloor Street United, 300 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
  • Time: 11:00pm
  • Price: $20 (or pay what you can)
  • Genre: Brass
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Double Vision is a new music concert featuring not one trumpet soloist, but two!

Join Sarah and Jessica for a performance full of beautiful music, poetry, theatre, and algebra (no kidding).
The evening will include works by Québec-based composer Macahis, the world premiere of Monoidic Canon by Aaron Foster Bresley, and much more!

Come explore the endlessly versatile world of unaccompanied music for the trumpet.