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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: , , |

Tapestry Opera does right by Indigenous collaboration

"Back in 2017, it seemed as though every arts organization across the country was talking about collaborating with Indigenous artists. It was Canada’s sesquicentennial, after all, and within the larger environment of reconciliation, Indigenous artists were in high demand. Canadian playwright and librettist Yvette Nolan remembers sifting through the “crazy numbers” of work offers that [...]

By |2019-05-17T14:31:38+00:0015 May 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Claude Vivier: A cosmic seeker’s star ascends

"1801, Goethe wrote to Felix Mendelssohn that “where nothing new is actually produced, an art cannot make itself vividly felt.” Innovation and impact are ideas Canadian composer Claude Vivier took to heart. Born in 1948 to unknown parents,Vivier studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal before departing for Europe in 1971, where, for three [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:43:34+00:0013 May 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Congratulations to Eve Egoyan on her Toronto Arts Foundation Award!

"Eve Egoyan is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist based in Toronto. She has released a dozen discs and toured worldwide. Eve’s curiosity compels her to reinvent the piano for herself and her audiences, to curate exceptional programmes and to commission new works by like-minded artists and composers. We asked acclaimed pianist Eve Egoyan to tell [...]

By |2019-05-10T13:22:16+00:009 May 2019|Categories: Awards + Projects, News|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Robert Aitken on being a Muriel Sherrin Award Finalist!

"World-renowned flutist, composer and conductor Robert Aitken has been artistic director of New Music Concerts, Toronto's senior contemporary music organization, since its inception in 1971. His many accolades include the Order of Canada, the National Flute Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. We asked internationally acclaimed [...]

By |2019-05-09T13:06:22+00:009 May 2019|Categories: Awards + Projects, News|Tags: |

Interview with Farangis Nurulla-Khoja

"Turning Point Ensemble will be presenting Sounds Unheard, a concert of music by Farangis Nurulla-Khoja, on May 11 and 12. I was fortunate to speak with the composer, and we had a chance to discuss the collaboration with TPE, her compositional process, and the inspirations behind the two pieces that will be premiered..." www.vancitymelophile.com

By |2019-05-10T13:17:19+00:008 May 2019|Categories: Composer Spotlight, News|Tags: |

Ana Sokolović: Evta Comes to Town

"I remember the first time I heard Ana Sokolović’s music: I was in Paris, participating as CBC Radio’s delegate at the International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) in 1996. My Radio-Canada colleague, Laurent Major, had chosen to present a work for violin duo, Ambient V, composed in 1995 by Montreal composer Sokolović (b. 1968) who had [...]

By |2019-05-03T09:48:39+00:002 May 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |