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Social connections through music online

The Canadian Music Centre is the catalyst that connects you to the ever-evolving world of musical creation in Canada through performance, education and promotion.

During COVID-19 emergency responses, we will promote online events that  celebrate the music creators, and the artists who perform their works. During these extraordinary times of “physical distancing” we bring “social connecting through music”.
We celebrate the musicians who are catalysts for creativity across Canada.

What you can do to support musicians in Canada:

  • Buy CDs – because this is the best way for artists to receive income
  • Buy Centrediscs CDs – buying directly from the label is the best way to get more money to the artists!
  • Stream or download music through BandCamp, Spotify – because, although it isn’t much, each download results in royalties income to the artists
  • Become an online audience member and watch musical performances – because this let’s the artists know you’re still out there AND it will embellish your life during these times.
  • Stay connected and informed about upcoming events through our social media platforms.

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Online Events

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New Musings On New Music Podcast

suddenlyLISTEN has a new podcast: New Musings On New Music

You may know Norm Adams and Barbara Pritchard as members of the Adams/Pritchard duo, a team dedicated to the interpretation of Canadian music for cello and piano. Join them now as they converse with guests from the world of contemporary art music, exploring fascinating ideas and demystifying all those wild and wonderful notes. Recent episodes include conversations with composers Linda Catlin Smith and James Rolfe, conductor/educator Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and pianist Simon Docking.

New Musings On New Music is available where most podcasts can be found: Apple Music / Spotify / Simplecast

ACWA – Beginnings| Date: February 27th, 2021 EST

On Saturday, February 27th, 2021, the Association of Canadian Women Composers/Association des Femmes Compositeurs Canadiennes will be hosting a panel talking about the beginnings of the organization.  Emily Heimstra will be chatting with Carolyn Lomax, Elaine Keillor and Elma Miller about the reason the ACWC/AFCC was formed in 1981, what things were like for Canadian women composers at that time, some of the challenges they faced in those early years and how things have changed since that time.

This will be on Zoom and everyone is welcome to tune in.

Visit the ACWC/AFCC anniversary page for more information.

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting a series of chamber concerts in October, all presented online for free.

Canadian works featured: Ka Nin Chan, Sophie Eckhardt-Gramatté, Tanya Tagaq, Alexina Louie, and Vincent Ho.

Canadian Music Centre BC, in partnership with Redshift Music Society, is pleased to present Unaccompanied, a new online concert series featuring video recordings of live performances of Canadian works written for solo instruments every Thursday at noon.

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Chor Leoni Inside

Welcome to the home of Chor Leoni Inside, our weekly Facebook and YouTube livestream featuring concert and tour videos, live commentary from Erick, collaborations with renowned local artists, and interviews with music stars from around the world.

We’ll post ways to connect with our guests here, as well as additional links of interest related to the episode, so check back regularly.

Join the virtual viewing party each Wednesday evening (7pm PST). Feel free to interact with choir members and viewers in the comments, or just relax and enjoy the show. Come and be inside with us, together. / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Presents [email protected]

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Music for Self-Isolation | Lead Contact: Frank Horvat

As a composer, I felt helpless at home during this COVID-19 pandemic. Then I thought, I could at least provide my musical friends with new compositions while they are spending time in self-isolation. So, each day, I will try to compose and share a new 2-minute piece of music for an unaccompanied solo instrument or voice, or for a duo of musicians self-isolating together.

Watch Facebook and the website every day, at any hour, as musicians across Canada and the world are picking up their instruments and playing a little ‘Music for Self-Isolation’.

With the cancellation of all performances, COVID-19 has adversely impacted the world’s music community. This project is my attempt to raise the spirits of fellow musicians as they continue to traverse through uncertain times. We might be self-isolating but we are never alone…we have music!

#IsolationMusic #StayAtHomeChallenge / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube

i Musici de Montreal

I Musici de Montréal is a fifteen-piece Quebec chamber orchestra based in Montreal whose vast repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music.



Their mission is to use intimate, extraordinary listening experiences to build and sustain connections in our community.

Suddenly Listen – COViDeos

While Suddenly Listen’s season is cancelled, they are sharing COViDeos made at home by artists they were forced to cancel.  Artistic Director Norm Adams is also writing reflections at The SLog.

Inner Space Concerts “On-A-Cloud” virtual series

Inner Space Concerts has launched its “On-A-Cloud” new virtual series. They’re looking to support professional musicians who can record a video for a fee.  Supporters can then pay a donation of $5 to watch. No concert is kept for viewing afterwards – just like a live concert!

The Canadian Music Centre in Quebec, in partnership with Cégep Marie-Victorin (Montreal), is pleased to unveil the presentation videos of the five candidates for the Prix collégien de musique contemporaine (PCMC), whose works will be featured in participating CEGEPs across the province this spring.