CMC Ontario has announced the winners of the 2021 Beckwith Award. We want to congratulate music educators Bernie Andrews, Catherine Kloepfer, and Laura Lee Matthie, ensembles the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kingston Symphony, and the presenter NUMUS.
‘Unheard Of?’ Maybe so — but Toronto composer John Beckwith’s 94th birthday is being celebrated with fanfare
To celebrate he will likely be listening along with many of his admirers to the John Beckwith Songbook, a two-hour, free virtual concert honouring his 70-year career in music.
Now in its 49th season,Toronto’s New Music Concerts (NMC) remains one of the main presenters of contemporary concert music in Toronto, with a long and diverse legacy of bringing first performances of significant new works to Toronto audiences, covering compositions from a wide range of styles, written by living composers from around the world, including Canada.