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 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
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
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
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.