New Music Festival to bring the heat

"...The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s music director, Daniel Raiskin, is in his second year at the helm of the festival. Under his artistic direction, the goal has been to tie the annual events together thematically and musically. "(We’ve worked on) creating these long-term connections in the programming between last year’s festival and this coming one and, [...]

Wijeratne’s world première of Gajaga Vannama bristles with energy

"Throughout its 47-year history, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra has presented a trophy case of wunderkind artists including Guy Few, Scott Yoo and Stewart Goodyear, who have become part of the organization’s fine legacy of introducing city audiences to prodigious talent. The latest addition to that ever-growing list is mesmerizing Sri-Lankan-Canadian conductor/composer/pianist Dinuk Wijeratne, who made [...]

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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 [...]