2013 Archive

January 25, 2013: Saturn (study in white) will be performed by pianist Sarah Hagen as part of a solo recital at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia

January 27, 2013: The world premiere performance of Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation will be broadcast on CBC Radio Two’s In Concert. A synopsis of Suzanne Steele’s text can be found at warpoet.ca

February 5, 2013: Fornax Chemica will be performed by pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, presented by Music on Main, at the Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club in Vancouver, British Columbia

February 16, 2013: Soprano Christina Willatt and pianist Susanne Murphy will perform the climactic aria And So I Killed a Man from The Laurels as part of Tapestry Opera‘s “Tapestry Songbook”, in the Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery Historic District, in Toronto, Ontario

March 9, 2013: Violet Crumble will be performed by Orchestra London, conducted by Alain Trudel, at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario

March 19, 2013: Fornax Chemica will be performed by pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, presented by Music Toronto, at the Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, in Toronto, Ontario

March 23, 2013: Yūrei will be performed by flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor as part of the Sonic Boom Festival, at Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music in Vancouver, British Columbia

April 15, 2013 (US PREMIERE): Burn and Poison Wind will receive their US premieres by the AURA: Contemporary Ensemble at the University of Houston’s Moores Opera House in Houston, Texas

May 3, 2013: Following an extensive workshop, excerpts from the choral opera-in-progress Ruth, with libretto by Michael Lewis MacLennan, will be presented by Tapestry Opera and the opera school at Wilfrid Laurier University, in WLU’s John Aird Centre (Rm. 318), in Waterloo, Ontario

May 4, 2013: Ruth, with libretto by Michael Lewis MacLennan, will be presented by Tapestry Opera in collaboration with the opera school at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Tapestry’s Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery District, in Toronto, Ontario

May 10, 2013: Yūrei will be performed by flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor in a concert presented by the Octagonal Musical Society in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

June 10, 2013: Soprano Maureen Batt and pianist Renate Rossol perform Poppies on the Wheat from Found Frozen, and mezzosoprano Shannon Unger and pianist Nina Horvath perform Inventory from First there was light as part of the final concert of the Contemporary Performance Studies program at the Vancouver International Song Institute at Roy Barnett Recital Hall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

June 26 & 27, 2013 (WORLD PREMIERE): Tenor Bud Roach and pianist Erika Reiman perform the Canadian premiere (and world premiere of the tenor version) of Of Passion’s Tide at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto, Ontario. A fundraiser for the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

June 30, 2013: Saturn (study in white) will be performed by pianist Sarah Hagen at the Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre as part of the Pacific Rim Summer Festival in Tofino, British Columbia

September 20, 2013: Bellatrix will be performed by violinist Mark Fewer at Leith Historic Church in Leith, Ontario. Part of the Sweetwater Music Festival.

October 5, 2013: Burn will be performed by Standing Wave at Festival Hall in Calgary, Alberta. Part of the Classical Showcase concert at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards.

October 13, 2013 (EUROPEAN PREMIERE): The Linearity of Light, Audience Choice winner at the 4th Brandenburger Biennale, will receive its European premiere by the Brandenburger Symphoniker, conducted by Michael Helmrath, at the Brandenburger Theater Großes Haus in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany.

October 17, 2013: Triple Witching will be performed by clarinetist Cris Inguanti with Ari Barnes (cello) and Alexandria Le (piano) at Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

October 24, 2013: Saturn (study in white) will be performed by pianist Sarah Hagen in a Music At Noon recital at the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University (our mutual alma mater!), in Waterloo, Ontario.

October 29, 2013 (WORLD PREMIERE): Moving, Still, or as it is known in French En mouvement, sans mouvement, inspired by the work of Canadian artist Betty Goodwin, will receive its world premiere by l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Part of a trio of OSM commissions including works by Simon Bertrand and Scott Good.

October 30, 2013: Moving, Still will be performed by l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano, at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in Montréal, Québec.

October 31, 2013: Moving, Still will again be performed by l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano, at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in Montréal, Québec.

November 2, 2013: Of Passion’s Tide will receive its West Coast premiere by tenor William George and pianist Michael Park of the Erato Ensemble, at the Orpheum Annex in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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