2015 Archive

January 13, 2015: Pangaea will be performed by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Bernhard Gueller, at the Sir James Dunn Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Part of the Open Waters New Music Festival.

January 24, 2015: Soprano Maeve Palmer and pianist Mélisande Sinsoulier will perform the climactic aria And So I Killed a Man from The Laurels as part of Tapestry Opera‘s “Tapestry Songbook V”, in the Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery Historic District, in Toronto, Ontario.

January 29, 2015: From the Chalice of Becoming will be performed by violinist Conor Stuart and percussionist Ethan Cayko at the University of Calgary’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at the Rozsa Centre, in Calgary, Alberta. Part of the Forms of Sound Festival.

January 31, 2015: Triple Witching and From the Chalice of Becoming will be performed by members of the Land’s End Ensemble at the University of Calgary’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at the Rozsa Centre, in Calgary, Alberta. Part of the Forms of Sound Festival.

February 14, 2015: Violet Crumble will be performed by the Regina Symphony, conducted by Ankush Kumar Bahl, at the Conexus Art Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan.

March 13, 2015 (WORLD PREMIERE): Magpie will receive its world premiere performance by pianist Yoko Hirota, at Queen’s University School of Music in Kingston, Ontario. Part of Pianofest.

March 18, 2015 (EUROPEAN PREMIERE): Grace Period will receive its European premiere performance by clarinettist Cris Inguanti, at the Conservatorio di musica Giuseppe Tartini in Trieste, Italy.

March 28, 2015: Triple Witching will be performed by the Land’s End Duo (Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano and Beth Root Sandvoss, violoncello, with Nicola Everton, clarinet) at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral in Nelson, British Columbia. Presented by Selkirk Pro Musica.

March 30, 2015 (WORLD PREMIERE): The contrabass version of Bellatrix will receive its world premiere performance by contrabassist Cole Morrison as part of a new music concert at the University of Calgary’s Craigie Hall, in Calgary, Alberta.

March 31, 2015: Quince will be performed by oboist Kristen Cooke in a recital including works by Strauss, Telemann and Britten, at Roy Barnett Hall at the University of British Columbia School of Music, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

April 10, 2015: Brazen will be performed by saxophonist Julia Nolan and the Kamloops Symphony, conducted by Bruce Dunn, at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.

April 11, 2015: Brazen will be performed by saxophonist Julia Nolan and the Kamloops Symphony, conducted by Bruce Dunn, at the Sagebrush Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia.

April 24, 2015: Saturn (study in white) will be performed by pianist Rachel Iwaasa, then remixed by DJ Michael Red, as part of FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia.

May 8, 2015: The Linearity of Light will be performed by the Okanagan Symphony, conducted by Rosemary Thomson, at the Kelowna Community Theatre in Kelowna, British Columbia.

May 9, 2015: The Linearity of Light will be performed by the Okanagan Symphony, conducted by Rosemary Thomson, at the Cleland Theatre in Penticton, British Columbia.

May 10, 2015: The Linearity of Light will be performed by the Okanagan Symphony, conducted by Rosemary Thomson, at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre in Vernon, British Columbia.

May 20, 2015: Fusion, the final movement of Quantum Mechanics, will be performed by the Cecilia String Quartet as part of the Classical:Next Opening Concert at De Doelen – Jurriaanse Zaal in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Presented by Canada Council for the Arts, the Canadian Music Centre, and Music on Main.

May 22, 2015: Elemental will be performed by the Trio Fibonacci at la Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montréal, Québec.

May 30, 2015 (WORLD PREMIERE): Midnight Sun Songs will be performed by a special youth choir comprised of the Yellowknife Youth Choir and students from Norman Wells, Inuvik, Hay River, Fort Smith and Fort Simpson, with the Gryphon Trio, conducted by Rob Kapilow, at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Part of the Gryphon Trio‘s Listen Up! Northwest Territories project, with texts and melodies by students in the six communities. The Gryphon Trio will also perform Elemental while Listen Up! participants create paintings to the real-time inspiration of the music. Read about the show and the school workshops on my blog (or start at the first post here).

July 2, 2015 (WORLD PREMIERE): Two Days will receive its world premiere performance by the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus, conducted by Timothy Shantz, at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

July 3, 2015: And So I Killed a Man, the climactic aria from The Laurels will be performed by soprano Lindsay McIntyre and pianist Natasha Fransblow of Metro Youth Opera, as part of the Doors at 6PM series at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, Ontario.

July 10, 2015: Elemental will be performed by the Trio Fibonacci as part of the Music and Beyond Festival, at Dominion-Chalmers United Church in Ottawa, Ontario.

August 1, 2015: Pianist Rachel Iwaasa will perform her Cosmophony suite, including Saturn (study in white), at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. Part of the Powell Street Festival.

August 3, 2015: Quantum Mechanics will be performed by the Cecilia String Quartet as part of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival‘s New Music Now series, at l’École secondaire publique De La Salle in Ottawa, Ontario.

October 18, 2015 (WORLD PREMIERE): …sempiternam will receive its world premiere performance by Luminous Voices, conducted by Timothy Shantz, at the Mount Royal University’s new Bella Concert Hall in Calgary, Alberta.

October 19, 2015: Magpie will be performed by pianist Sarah Hagen in a Morning Musicale solo recital at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan, British Columbia.

October 20, 2015: Magpie will be performed by pianist Sarah Hagen in a Classical Coffee Concert solo recital at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

October 26, 2015: Magpie will be performed by pianist Sarah Hagen in a Mattina Musica solo recital at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay, British Columbia.

November 7, 2015: Water Dance from Midnight Sun Songs will be performed by the Cantabile Children’s Choir, conducted by Mark Sirett, at Sydenham Street United Church in Kingston, Ontario.

November 11, 2015: Magpie will be performed by pianist Sarah Hagen in a solo recital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. More details to follow.

November 14, 2015 (WORLD PREMIERE): Jubilant Red will receive its world premiere performance as part of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra‘s “Intercultural Kitchen” concert at Pyatt Hall in Vancouver, British Columbia.

November 25, 2015 (WORLD PREMIERE): Book of Love, commissioned by Kokoro Dance, begins its world premiere production run, with dancers Jay Hirabayashi, Barbara Bourget, Molly McDermott and Billy Marchenski and musicians Standing Wave. Choreography by Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara Bourget, set and costume design by Jonathan Baldock, and lighting design by Gerald King. At the Roundhouse in Vancouver, British Columbia.

November 26-28, 2015 (three performances): Book of Love, commissioned by Kokoro Dance, continues its world premiere production run at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, British Columbia.

November 27, 2015: Fornax Chemica will be performed by pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, presented by Open Space, at Wood Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, in Victoria, British Columbia.

December 1, 2015: Water Dance from Midnight Sun Songs will be performed by the Cantabile Children’s Choir and the Gryphon Trio, conducted by Mark Sirett, at Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario. Part of the launch concert for the Gryphon Trio’s 2015/16 Listen Up! project.

December 2-5, 2015 (four performances): Book of Love, commissioned by Kokoro Dance, continues its world premiere production run at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, British Columbia.

December 10, 2015: Magpie will be performed by pianist Sarah Hagen in a Classical Coffee Concert solo recital at the Surrey Arts Centre Studio Theatre in Surrey, British Columbia.

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