2008 Archive

January 25, 2008: Two-by-Four will be performed by marimbist Masako Hockey and the Victoria Symphony, conducted by Tania Miller, as part of the Victoria Symphony’s New Currents Festival, at McPherson Playhouse in Victoria, British Columbia

February 2, 2008: ecce homo will be performed by Hexaphone, conducted by Nicholas Fairbank, at Crystal Pool in Victoria, British Columbia

February 2, 2008 (WORLD PREMIERE): The triple concerto Equilateral (co-commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony and the Toronto Symphony) will receive its world premiere performance by the Gryphon Trio and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Bramwell Tovey, at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia

February 4, 2008: The triple concerto Equilateral (co-commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony and the Toronto Symphony) will be performed by the Gryphon Trio and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Bramwell Tovey, at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia

February 8, 2008 (WORLD PREMIERE): The viola version of Bellatrix will receive its world premiere, performed by Jamie Arrowsmith, in a concert presented by 5-Penny New Music Concerts at St. Peter’s United Church in Sudbury, Ontario

February 14, 2008: Found Frozen will be performed by soprano Zorana Sadiq and pianist Peter Tiefenbach, at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto, Ontario, presented by Music Toronto

February 17 & 18, 2008: Three Songs for CB will be performed by musica intima and members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rosemary Thomson, at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver, BC

February 29, 2008: Soprano Heather Pawsey and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa present their show DEAD Serious, including Found Frozen at Hamilton-Harron Funeral Home/Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium, 5390 Fraser Street in Vancouver, British Columbia. Part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad and the Canadian Music Centre’s New Music in New Places project

March 8, 2008: Stillpoint will be performed by the Nu:BC Collective at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia

March 8, 2008: String Quartet #3 (sonata distorta) will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet at Ecole Secondaire Theriault in Timmins, Ontario

March 13, 2008: Dancer Holly Holt performs Barbara Bourget’s choreography to Bellatrix, from the CD Quantum Mechanics in a Cabaret Stage Show at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, British Columbia. Part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival 2008

March 29, 2008: String Quartet #3 (sonata distorta) will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet as part of its Kreutzer Project, at Wolf Hall in London, Ontario

April 4, 2008 (WORLD PREMIERE): On Monsieur’s Departure, commissioned by the amazing a cappella choral ensemble musica intima, will receive its world premiere perfomance at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia

April 5, 2008: On Monsieur’s Departure will be performed by musica intima at Ryerson United Church (April 5) in Vancouver, British Columbia

April 12, 2008: The triple concerto Equilateral (co-commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony and the Toronto Symphony) will be performed by the Gryphon Trio and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Peter Oundjian, as part of the TSO’s New Creations Festival at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Ontario

April 12, 2008: Dancer Holly Holt performs Barbara Bourget’s choreography to Bellatrix, from the CD Quantum Mechanics in an afternoon performance of “Alone with Kokoro” at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia. Part of Christ Church’s Saturday Serenades

May 1, 2008: Equilateral, performed by the Gryphon Trio and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Peter Oundjian, will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s The Signal

May 8, 2008: String Quartet #3 (sonata distorta) will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet as part of its Kreutzer Project, at Guelph Music Fest at the Guelph Youth Music Centre Recital Hall in Guelph, Ontario

May 11, 2008: Equilateral, performed by the Gryphon Trio and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Peter Oundjian, will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s Sunday Afternoon in Concert

May 15, 2008 (WORLD PREMIERE): As part of its ongoing “Creator/Curator” project, Standing Wave will present One Tree, Many Branches, an evening curated by composer Jeffrey Ryan. The programme includes both violin and cello versions of Bellatrix with choreography, and the world premiere of Burn, along with music by Kelly-Marie Murphy, Alexina Louie, Rob T. Smith, and Ian Wilson. At the Roundhouse in Vancouver, British Columbia

June 30, 2008 (WORLD PREMIERE): Saturn (study in white), commissioned by pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa as part of her Cosmophony project, will receive its world premiere perfomance at the MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia

August 3, 2008 (WORLD PREMIERE): My Soul Upon My Lips will receive its world premiere performance by Tiresias (flutist Mark McGregor and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa) at the Wilde@Art performance at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, British Columbia. Part of the Pride in Art Festival

August 6, 2008: String Quartet #3 (sonata distorta) will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet at the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound, Ontario. Part of the Festival of the Sound

August 14, 2008: String Quartet #3 (sonata distorta) will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet at St. Jude’s Anglican Church in Oakville, Ontario. Part of the Southern Ontario Chamber Music Institute

August 28, 2008: String Quartet #3 (sonata distorta) will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s The Signal.

September 22, 2008: The CD Quantum Mechanics: Music of Jeffrey Ryan will be broadcast on Dutch Public Radio’s Concertzender

September 25, 2008: Saturn (study in white) will be performed by pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa as part of her Cosmophony project, at the SFU Theatre at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia

September 27, 2008: Visions of Joy will be performed by the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Victor Sawa, at the Glad Tidings Auditorium in Sudbury, Ontario

October 4, 5 & 6, 2008: The Linearity of Light will be performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Bramwell Tovey, at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia

October 9, 2008: The Nu:BC Collective’s performance of Stillpoint will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s The Signal

October 10, 2008: The Linearity of Light will be performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Bramwell Tovey, as part of the VSO’s Asia Pacific Tour in Daejeon, Korea

October 11, 2008: The Linearity of Light will be performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Bramwell Tovey, as part of the VSO’s Asia Pacific Tour at the Seongnam Arts Centre in Seoul, Korea

October 14, 2008: The Linearity of Light will be performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Bramwell Tovey, as part of the VSO’s Asia Pacific Tour at the Macau Cultural Centre in Macau, China

October 15, 2008: The Linearity of Light will be performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Bramwell Tovey, as part of the VSO’s Asia Pacific Tour at the Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou, China

October 15, 2008: My Soul Upon My Lips will be performed by Tiresias (flutist Mark McGregor and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa) as part of the noon-hour “Music at Midweek” concert series in the Auditorium of the Langley Campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, British Columbia

October 17, 2008: The Linearity of Light will be performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Bramwell Tovey, as part of the VSO’s Asia Pacific Tour at the Poly Theatre in Beijing, China

October 18, 2008 (2 performances): Gracey Blue will be performed by the Toronto Symphony, conducted by Tania Miller, at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Ontario

October 18, 2008: My Soul Upon My Lips will be performed by Tiresias (flutist Mark McGregor and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa) as part of the Western Canadian Music Awards’ Classical Showcase at All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Edmonton, Alberta

October 19, 2008: The Linearity of Light will be performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Bramwell Tovey, as part of the VSO’s Asia Pacific Tour at the Oriental Arts Centre Concert Hall in Shanghai, China

October 25, 2008 (EUROPEAN PREMIERE): String Quartet #3 (sonata distorta) will receive its European premiere in a performance by the Penderecki String Quartet at the Biblioteca Civica Berio in Genova, Italy. Part of the Rive-Gauche Concerti series

October 26, 2008: The VSO’s Shanghai performance of The Linearity of Light will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s Sunday Afternoon in Concert

October 26, 2008: String Quartet #3 (sonata distorta) will be performed by the Penderecki String Quartet at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna, in Torino, Italy. Part of the Rive-Gauche Concerti series

October 30, 2008: Soprano Heather Pawsey and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa present their show DEAD Serious, including Found Frozen at the Silk Purse in West Vancouver, British Columbia

November 5, 2008: Five Portentous Preludes will be performed by the Tree O’Brass Ensemble in the Recital Hall at the University of British Columbia’s School of Music in Vancouver, British Columbia

November 8, 2008: Five Portentous Preludes will be performed by the Tree O’Brass Ensemble in the Recital Hall at the University of British Columbia’s School of Music in Vancouver, British Columbia

November 9, 2008: The Nu:BC Collective’s performance of Stillpoint will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s The Signal

December 7, 2008: My Soul Upon My Lips will be performed by Tiresias (flutist Mark McGregor and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa) in the Recital Hall at the University of British Columbia’s School of Music in Vancouver, British Columbia

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