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Classical music: New take on VSO’s New Music Festival as it revisits the recent past

2020's New Music Festival will have six events in four different venues that take advantage of the dark, dull, post-holiday time of the year to offer something exciting and extraordinary. "From to time music organizations decide to make important announcements with a certain extra amount of fanfare. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra took that high profile [...]

By |2019-10-24T09:45:15-05:0024 October 2019|Categories: British Columbia, News|Tags: , , |

Call for Nominations Friends of Canadian Music Award 2019

Every year, the Friends of Canadian Music Award honours those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment, on a national scale, to Canadian composers and their music. The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and the Canadian League of Composers (CLC) jointly administer and present this award. The Friends of Canadian Music Award is in the amount of $2000. [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:23:01-05:003 May 2019|Categories: National, Press Release|

Against the Grain Theatre’s production of Kopernikus is a true operatic ritual

"It’s hard to describe an opera without any hard answers to the most basic of questions: Where are we? When are we? Who are these people onstage? And what on earth are they doing? Claude Vivier, the Canadian composer who is as imaginative as he is exasperating, named his opera Kopernikus, after the famed astronomer; [...]

By |2019-04-10T12:19:00-05:008 April 2019|Categories: News, Ontario|Tags: , |

New Works Calgary celebrates 35 years by honouring co-founder Quenten Doolittle

"On April 5, New Works Calgary will mark their 35th anniversary with Alberta Double Bill. In addition to closing out their 2018-19 season, Alberta Double Bill will honour New Works co-founder Quenten Doolittle, who passed in March 2018 at the age of 92. A noted musician and former professor of music at the University of [...]

By |2019-04-09T10:11:23-05:005 April 2019|Categories: News, Prairie, Region|Tags: |

Composer Rodney Sharman mentors Sonic Boom festival’s youth movement

"For proof that Vancouver is no longer the wild and crazy place it once was, consider the course of the Sonic Boom festival. In its early, unjuried days, the annual celebration of local composers sometimes strayed into performance-art territory, with pieces that used tarot cards to determine what would be played, or that featured a [...]

By |2019-04-02T14:27:20-05:0022 March 2019|Categories: British Columbia, News|Tags: |