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from National
on May 15, 2017

"When percussionist Bryan Allen walked onstage wearing a long orange-and-black patterned shirt – and with bare feet – the audience seemed to know they were in for something special.

By the time he was perched on one leg with a small smile on his face, controlling a timpani pedal with his free foot and...

from National
on May 15, 2017

"The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks program Saturday at the Orpheum was billed as “French Romantics,” but the draw for fans of new music was the premiere of VSO composer-in-residence Jocelyn Morlock’s new cello concerto, Lucid Dreams.

When first mooted, the work was to be a showcase for VSO...

from National
on May 15, 2017

"Most people use metal sheets for industrial reasons. Toronto Symphony Orchestra composer Jordan Pal is using it to create music.

For one of the TSO's latest pieces, Pal utilizes a 10-foot-tall piece of metal to form a "thunderous effect" that can be played in several different ways: shaking it, tapping it...

from National
on May 12, 2017

Tania Miller wins the 2017 Friends of Canadian Music Award

The Canadian League of Composers (CLC) and the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) are pleased to announce Tania Miller...

from National
on May 10, 2017

Please Note: Due to ongoing construction on our front lawn, access to our building is partially restricted.

There will not be street level/wheelchair access to the CMC between Thursday, May 11, and Monday, June 5—during this time, access to the main entrance is available using the front steps at 22 St....

from National
on May 9, 2017

"The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is about to embark on its second international tour in three years, a major, four-country, seven-concert excursion that, for the first time, will see the orchestra perform in Israel, as well as in Vienna, Prague and the German cities of Regensburg and Essen.

from National
on May 9, 2017

"This Sunday, the Huronia Symphony under conductor Oliver Balaburski winds up its 50th season with a tribute to Canada, as well as pieces by two of the acknowledged masters of classic music.

The concert begins with The Ringing Earth, a work by Canadian composer Alexina Louie, which sets much of the tone for...

from National
on May 8, 2017

"Brandon, MB - The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is pleased to announce its 2017 prize winners:

1st Prize – Alexandra Smither, soprano with
pianist Pierre-André Doucet

2nd Prize – Maeve Palmer, soprano with
pianist Joy...

from National
on May 3, 2017

"SUBTLE music is having a moment. Maybe it’s not surprising: a quiet revolution of slow, careful, inconclusive sounds that speak, or whisper, against the noise and dogma of the times.

“Maybe people are wanting work that allows you space to just be with it,” suggests Linda Catlin Smith, a Toronto-based...

from National
on April 27, 2017

Centrediscs, the recording label of the Canadian Music Centre, is pleased to announce that three of its releases have been nominated for 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA).