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Sunday, November 3, 2019
3:00 pm

CMC Presents: Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition Winner

Winner of the 2019 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, Bryn Blackwood brings Canadian piano music to audiences, including works from legendary composers Jean Coulthard and Jacques Hétu, as well as composers active today such as Brian Current. CMC is proud to be the presenter for the Toronto event of his cross-Canada winner’s tour.

The E-Gré Competition acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Le Concours E-Gré remercie le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays. The 2020 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition is open to vocalists (See http://e-gre.ca for details.) The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of $8,000 and a Canadian tour (recital fees approximately $5,000).

Programme:

Jean Coulthard ………………………………………………… (1908-200)
Image Astrale …………………………………………………. (1981)

Brian Current …………………………………………………….. (b. 1972)
Far Beyond Things Finite …………………………. (2018-2019)

Toru Takemitsu ……………………………………………… (1930-1996)
Rain Tree Sketch I ………………………………………….. (1982)
Rain Tree Sketch II …………………………………………. (1992)

Leo Ornstein …………………………………………………. (1895-2002)
Solitude …………………………………………………………. (1978)

Walter Buczynski ……………………………………………….. (b. 1933)
Amorphous …………………………………………………….. (1964)

Alexina Louie …………………………………………………….. (b. 1949)
Fastforward ……………………………………………………. (2008)

Intermission

Brian Cherney ……………………………………………………. (b. 1942)
In The Stillness of the Seventh Autumn ……………… (1983)

Samuel Barber ………………………………………………. (1910-1981)
Ballade, op. 46………………………………………………… (1977)

George Crumb …………………………………………………… (b. 1929)
Makrokosmos I (excerpts) ………………………………… (1972)
Aries
Gemini

Jacques Hétu ……………………………………………….. (1938-2010)
Variations, op. 8 ……………………………………………… (1964)

Ticket price:

General Admission. $15 Advance / $20 at the door
CMC Members and Arts Workers. $12 Advance / $15 at the door
Students. $10 anytime

Venue:

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1J9

416-961-6601 x202
cmccanada.org

*This concert is being recorded by the Canadian Music Centre for archival purposes. Over 14,000 different recordings are available online through Centrestreams at musiccentre.ca

*The Canadian Music Centre is an accessible venue through a street level entrance to the right of the main entrance. The CMC has gender neutral washrooms. Contact [email protected] with any questions pertaining to accessibility.