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Announcing the 2019 SOCAN Foundation Awards Recipients

SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers The John Weinzweig Grand Prize of $3,000 for the best overall work was awarded to Eugene Astapov for “Hear My Voice.” The jury panel members were Elisabeth Raum, Dinuk Wijeratne, and Alissa Cheung. The Godfrey Ridout Awards, for works of any number of voices with or without instrumentation and/or [...]

Ana Sokolović featured on the cover Musicworks Magazine

"Serbian-born Canadian composer Ana Sokolović's fantastical, imaginary worlds are encapsulated in her internationally renowned, critically acclaimed operas, chamber music, instrumental, orchestral, and interarts works. The multi-award-winning, Montreal-based artist garnered the 2019 Juno award for Classical Composition of the Year for her Golden slumbers kiss your eyes, commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Her newest [...]

By |2019-08-21T10:47:05+00:0021 August 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Esprit Orchestra Announces 2019-2020 Concert Season

"Esprit Orchestra’s thirty-seventh concert season begins with a dizzying hit to the head! Founding Music Director & Conductor, Alex Pauk has programmed a captivating subscription concert series to be performed in the acoustically renowned Koerner Hall. The main concert series includes no less than four World Premieres by composers Brian Harman, Adam Scime, Christopher Goddard, [...]

“Aurora Triptych”, a marvelous blend of high definition science film and music composed by John Estacio

John Estacio’s “Solaris/Borealis/Wondrous Light” exists now as a triptych called the “Aurora Triptych” and is performed live to a silent film about the northern lights during a “Science and Symphony Concert”, brought to you by the KV265, a non-profit organization whose mission is the communication of science through art. What is it? The Science & [...]

By |2019-08-14T12:04:21+00:0014 August 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

2019 Barlow Prize Winner – Bekah Simms

"The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University proudly announces the 2019 Commission winners. After reviewing 276 submissions from 28 countries, the judging panel awarded Bekah Simms of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the 2019 Barlow Prize for $12,000 to compose a major new work for Pierrot Ensemble with percussion and electronics..." Read more

By |2019-08-13T09:21:40+00:0013 August 2019|Categories: News|

ECM+ unveils the four young Generation2020 composers!

The Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+) is very happy to unveil the four young composers who have been chosen to embark on the Generation2020 adventure: - Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière (Que) - Stefan Maier (B.C.) - Matthew Ricketts (B.C. / USA) - Bekah Simms (N.L. / Ont.) For more information, please read the press release.

By |2019-08-12T12:13:13+00:0012 August 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

In Memoriam: Michael Colgrass (1932-2019)

The Canadian Music Centre joins with Canadian and wider music communities to mourn the loss of Associate Composer Michael Colgrass. Colgrass passed away on July 2nd, 2019 at the age of 87, having made immeasurable contributions to music, education and performance. Born in Brookfield, Illinois, Colgrass began his musical journey as a percussionist, but eventually [...]

By |2019-07-16T08:43:38+00:005 July 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Congratulations to Alexina Louie for winning the Canada Council Molson Prize

The Canada Council Molson Prizes The Molson Prizes are awarded to two people—one in the arts and one in the social sciences or humanities—who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. These prizes are funded by an endowment from the Molson Foundation and are administered in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [...]

By |2019-06-12T12:37:00+00:0012 June 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

New Music for Louis Riel Score Co-commissioned By Canadian Opera Company And National Arts Centre

The Canadian Opera Company and the National Arts Centre have co-commissioned a new work to replace the music from the Kuyas aria that opens the third act of Louis Riel by composer Harry Somers and librettist Mavor Moore. Composer Ian Cusson, of Métis and French-Canadian descent, has been commissioned to create this new work for the opera, [...]

By |2019-06-05T15:55:36+00:005 June 2019|Categories: Nationale, News|Tags: , , |