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from National
on January 13, 2020

"When is it right for a new-music festival to focus on the past? “Now” might be the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s response, and that’s entirely understandable. With the orchestra on the verge of entering its second century, and with music director Otto Tausk putting his personal stamp on its annual New Music...

from National
on January 7, 2020

"Gayle Young has been awarded an ACWC/AFCC Honorary Membership in November, 2019 for her exceptional accomplishments as an innovative composer, instrument creator/inventor, writer, feminist and administrator. She has been an ACWC member since the very beginning, serving on the ACWC Board for many years..."

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from National
on January 6, 2020

"...Vivian Fung’s 5-minute-long Aqua for Orchestra (2012-13) was commissioned by the Chicago Sinfonietta for their 25th Anniversary season. It is inspired by Chicago’s Aqua Tower, an award-winning, 82-story skyscraper completed in 2010 and designed by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects. The building’s design...

from National
on December 19, 2019

Metcalf Performing Arts Prize winners Alice Ping Yee Ho and James Rolfe, discuss making a living in the arts on...

from National
on December 12, 2019

ACNMP’s National Student Composition Class invites budding composers to submit a work for adjudication/feedback by JUNO-nominated composer Bekah Simms, associate of the Canadian Music Centre. The Louise MacPherson Memorial Award (amount of $400) will be given to a promising composer based on the recommendation of...

from National
on November 29, 2019

"On Sunday evening, December 8 at 8:30, pianist, impresario and all-around creative spark plug, Cheryl Duvall, is doing something at the Tranzac Club she’s never done before: launching her first full-length recording as a piano soloist. It’s not that she hasn’t been in the recording studio numerous times, but this...

from National
on November 25, 2019

FIVE WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE INAUGURAL JOHANNA METCALF PERFORMING ARTS PRIZES

TORONTO, November 25, 2019 – Today, the ; playwright and theatre creator Sunny Drake; composer and classical pianist Alice Ping Yee Ho; composer James Rolfe; multidisciplinary...

from National
on November 25, 2019

"When the acclaimed young composer Kevin Lau began work on A Drop of Light, the piece that will make its world premiere in Ottawa on Sunday, he sought out his muse for an entire summer, in crowded coffee shops and the great outdoors.

Lau, a Torontonian, had only his assignment in hand — a commission to...

from National
on November 8, 2019

"Assessing the legacy of a musician is tricky any day, but particularly when celebrating the person’s birth centenary, and especially when he was my teacher, colleague and then, friend, over several decades. It’s even more daunting when that person is the prolific composer, pianist, vocal coach, choral conductor,...

from National
on November 8, 2019

"The recent announcement of composer Alexina Louie as the winner of the 2019 Molson Prize in the Arts, the first time the $50,000 prize has been awarded to a female composer, signalled something of a sea change in the world of Canadian music that’s been developing gradually.