L'errance... CD Launch

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Event Title: L'errance... CD Launch
  • Region: 7
  • Venue / Location: 20 St. Joseph Street
  • Time: 9:30pm
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To celebrate the launch of "L'errance... the Chamber works of Robert Lemay," the CMC will host the Silver Birch String Quartet, performing selections from the CD, and pianist Yoko Hirota and composer Robert Lemay who will also be in attendance. The album is the first of its kind that features Sudbury musicians and a composer.

Since his arrival in Sudbury in 2000, Robert Lemay’s stature as a composer has continued to grow. He has won prizes for his compositions at international competitions and his works are regularly performed at music festivals worldwide. As co-artistic director (with Hirota) of the 5-Penny series, Lemay has helped to establish Sudbury as one of Canada’s outstanding centres for the performance of new music.

The Silver Birch ensemble is Sudbury’s first professional quartet to make its livelihood from the performance of classical music. The acclaimed ensemble tours widely and gives its own yearly Sudbury concert series. It also has championed the works of contemporary composers, including Lemay. Currently it is Quartet-in-Residence at Laurentian University.

Laurentian music professor and pianist Yoko Hirota is recognized as one of Canada’s leading specialists in contemporary music. Her third commercial CD, Voces Boreales, which was released last year and was performed in the 5-Penny series, has been hailed by reviewers.

Based in Toronto, Centrediscs is Canada’s premier record label for contemporary classical music, with an international reputation for the quality and excellence of its recordings. The CD will be distributed worldwide by Naxos, one of the best-known record companies in classical music.