2012 Archive

January 3, 2012: The Tokyo String Quartet‘s premiere performance of String Quartet #4: Inspirare will be broadcast on Radio-Canada’s Espace Musique with host Françoise Davoine

January 8, 2012: The Tokyo String Quartet‘s premiere performance of String Quartet #4: Inspirare will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s In Concert. Host Bill Richardson also interviews composer Jeffrey Ryan

January 14, 2012: Nocturne (Magenta) from Symphony #1: Fugitive Colours, performed by the Vancouver Symphony conducted by music director Bramwell Tovey, will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s The Signal

January 28, 2012: Soprano Xin Wang will sing the climactic aria And So I Killed a Man Tonight from The Laurels as part of Tapestry New Opera‘s “Tapestry Songbook”, in the Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery Historic District, in Toronto, Ontario

January 29, 2012 (WORLD PREMIERE): With poetry by K.V. Skene, The Whitening of the Ox, a co-commission between Toronto’s New Music Concerts and Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble, will receive its world premiere by New Music Concerts, conducted by Robert Aitken and featuring baritone soloist Tyler Duncan, at Enwave Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. Composer Jeffrey Ryan will be in residence with New Music Concerts January 26-30, with support from The SOCAN Foundation

February 5, 2012: Bellatrix will be performed by violinist Alissa Cheung at Grant MacEwan University’s Muttart Hall in Edmonton, Alberta

February 8, 2012 (WORLD PREMIERE): Grace Period will be premiered by clarinetist Cris Inguanti at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall, at the University of British Columbia’s School of Music, in Vancouver, British Columbia

February 21/22/24, 2012 (7 performances): Gracey Blue will be performed by the Victoria Symphony, conducted by Tania Miller as part of its 2012 Education Concerts, at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia

February 25, 2012: Equilateral, performed by the Gryphon Trio and the Vancouver Symphony conducted by music director Bramwell Tovey, will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s The Signal

March 10, 2012: Epitaph will be performed by Sola Gratia, conducted by Ties Molenhuis, in Uithuizermeeden, Netherlands

March 25, 2012 (WORLD PREMIERE): The full expanded version of Dark Matters, commissioned by the Aventa Ensemble, will receive its world premiere by the members of Aventa, conducted by Bill Linwood, at the Phillip T Young Recital, University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia

March 25, 2012 (WORLD PREMIERE): Quince will be premiered by oboist Beth Orson as part of the Sonic Boom Festival, at the Western Front in Vancouver, British Columbia

March 27, 2012: Saturn (study in white) will be performed by pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa as part of her Cosmophony project, as part of Piano Now! at the Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. Part of Music on Main‘s Month of Tuesdays series

March 29, 2012: Visions of Joy will be performed by the L’Orchestre des jeunes du Québec maritime, led by music director James Darling, in Rimouski, Québec

April 3, 2012: Found Frozen will be performed by soprano Rachel Pines and pianist Elvera Froese in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario

April 8, 2012: Visions of Joy will be performed by the combined L’Orchestre des jeunes du Québec maritime and l’Orchestre des jeunes de Terrebonne, led by guest conductor Bruno Conti, as part of the Festival des orchestres de jeunes du Québec. At Collège Saint-Sacrement in Terrebonne, Québec

April 12, 2012: Quince will be performed by oboist Geronimo Mendoza at Roy Barnett Recital Hall, University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, British Columbia

April 21, 2012 (WORLD PREMIERE): Brazen will be premiered by alto saxophonist Julia Nolan and the Vancouver Symphony, conducted by Bramwell Tovey, at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, British Columbia

April 28, 2012 (SOUTH AMERICAN PREMIERE): ecce homo will receive its South American premiere performed by the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, conducted by Roberto Minczuk, at the Espaço Tom Jobim in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

April 29, 2012: ecce homo will be performed by the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, conducted by Roberto Minczuk, in the Sala São Paulo, in São Paulo, Brazil

April 30, 2012: Brazen will be performed by alto saxophonist Julia Nolan and the Victoria Symphony, conducted by Bernhard Gueller, at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia

May 4, 2012: Triple Witching will be performed by the Valhalla Arts Trio at Memorial Hall in Silverton, British Columbia. Presented by the Valhalla Fine Arts Society

May 4 & 5, 2012: ecce homo will be performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Roberto Minczuk, at Jack Singer Hall in Calgary, Alberta

May 5, 2012: Angeline on Ossabaw will be performed by voces boreales, conducted by Michael Zaugg, with cellist Isabelle Bozzini, at Ste.-Famille in Boucherville, Québec. Presented by the Montreal Choral Institute

May 6, 2012: Angeline on Ossabaw will be performed by voces boreales, conducted by Michael Zaugg, with cellist Isabelle Bozzini, at McGill University’s Redpath Hall in Montréal, Québec. Presented by the Montreal Choral Institute

May 20, 2012: Fornax Chemica will be performed by pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Vancouver, British Columbia

May 24, 2012 (WORLD PREMIERE): Yūrei will receive its world premiere by flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor at Roy Barnett Recital Hall, University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, British Columbia

June 23, 2012: Bellatrix will be performed by cellist Stéphanie Meyer in the Evangelische Gemeindezentrum Kirchzarten in Baden, Germany

July 19, 2012: Angeline on Ossabaw will be performed by voces boreales, conducted by Michael Zaugg, with cellist Isabelle Bozzini, at Église Saint-Louis-de-France de Terrebonne in Terrebonne, Québec. Presented by the Le Festival de Lanaudière

July 26, 2012: Yūrei will be performed by flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia

August 12, 2012: The Whitening of the Ox gets its West Coast premiere with the Turning Point Ensemble and baritone soloist Tyler Duncan, conducted by Owen Underhill, at the Vancouver Playhouse in Vancouver, British Columbia. Presented by MusicFest Vancouver

September 28, 2012: Orillia Panorama will be performed by the U of S Wind Orchestra, conducted by Darrin Oehlerking, in Quance Theatre at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

September 29, 2012: Orillia Panorama will be performed by the U of S Wind Orchestra, conducted by Darrin Oehlerking, at Knox Metropolitan United Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Part of the Classical Showcase concert at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards

November 4, 2012: Points of Contact from Equilateral, performed by the Gryphon Trio and the Vancouver Symphony conducted by music director Bramwell Tovey, will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s In Concert

November 10, 2012 (WORLD PREMIERE): Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, with texts by Suzanne Steele, will be premiered by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, with vocal soloists, the CPO chorus and Cantaré Children’s Choir, all conducted by Roberto Minczuk, at Jack Singer Hall in Calgary, Alberta. Commissioned by the Calgary Philharmonic and One Yellow Rabbit

December 29, 2012 (ASIAN PREMIERE): Bellatrix will receive its Asian premiere performed by violinist Mark Fewer in the Forum Music Auditorium in Taipei, Taiwan

December 29, 2012: Lux Aeterna from Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation, with text by Suzanne Steele, and performed by the Cantaré Children’s Choir and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by music director Roberto Minczuk, will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s In Tune

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