"Something Canadian": the Canadian Women Composers Project

August 22, 2017
National

"When soprano Clarisse Tonigussi was on the hunt for "something Canadian" to include on her graduating recital, she learned that it was surprisingly easy to fill a programme with music written by men. "It was in that moment I realized that I need to learn more about the music written by our women, here in Canada."






arudiz
Region: Ontario
Cesar Bello

Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Baritone, Piano, Guitar

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kitchenoperas
Region: Ontario
Lindsay Lalla

Profile Type: Performer, Educator
I Play: Soprano

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Lindsay is a singing teacher based in Toronto, providing private classical and musical theatre voice lessons. Her students include professional singers and actors, choral directors and choristers, and teachers. Holding a M.Mus in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy from Pennsylvania State University, and a Certificate of Vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech, Lindsay specializes in the healthy singing voice. Working with the Voice Clinic at Mt. Sinai Hospital, she rehabilitates singers with voice disorders.

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jenniferbodymap
Region: Atlantic
Jennifer Johnson

Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Violin

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Jennifer Johnson played as principal second violinist of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and second violin of the Atlantic String Quartet from 1993-2004.
After a playing-related injury in 2004, Jennifer studied the Alexander Technique and trained and licensed in Body Mapping with Founder Barbara Conable. Jennifer now gives workshops internationally, teaching musicians to move according to the design of their bodies to address and prevent playing injuries.

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McGill professor Eleanor Stubley remembered for her devotion to students and as 'a profoundly musical person'

August 18, 2017
National

"Eleanor Stubley was an associate professor, author, conductor and music lover. The associate dean of Graduate Studies at McGill’s Schulich School of Music was remembered fondly Monday as news spread of her unexpected death..."

montrealgazette.com

Related Composers: John Rea, Harry Somers





mmccarth@uoguelph.ca
Region: Ontario
Marta McCarthy

Organization: Unspecified ensembles
Profile Type: Conductor
I Play: Piano, Soprano

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Dr. Marta McCarthy is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, where she has been directing the choirs and teaching musicianship, pedagogy, research, and piano accompanying since 1995. She led the University of Guelph Chamber Singer (Gryphon Singers) to a First Place in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, and to Third Prize in the 2012 Mosbach International Chamber Choir Competition.

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Esprit Orchestra Announces 35th Anniversary Season

August 16, 2017
National

"October 2017 will mark the beginning of Esprit Orchestra's 35th Anniversary Season.






Vancouver New Music spotlights international composers

August 16, 2017
National

"Vancouver New Music has announced its 2017-18 season, offering an audio-visual collaboration between Michaela Grill, Karl Lemieux, and Philip Jack, a selection of new works from New York pianist Uri Caine, a showcase of contemporary Japanese music from Sumire Yoshihara and Kazue Sawai, and a selection of spectralist compositions performed by Vancouver’s Plastic Acid Orchestra..."

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Related Composers: Linda Catlin Smith, Kotoka Suzuki





Dale Sorensen to perform at The Kirk on Thursday

August 16, 2017
National

"CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.- P.E.I. trombonist Dale Sorensen will present a recital with long-time collaborator Frances McBurnie playing piano on Thursday, Aug. 17, beginning at noon, at the Kirk of St. James in Charlottetown.

Admission is by donation to the Kirk Choral Scholarships program.

All of the works on the program were chosen for their euphonious (or pleasant-sounding) qualities and span a period of 300 years from the Baroque era to the present day..."

Related Composers: Howard Cable


Related Community Profiles: Dale Sorensen



yrcmusic
Region: Ontario
York Region Chamber Music

Profile Type: Ensemble

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York Region Chamber Music presents professional concerts and interactive activities to inspire and educate in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. By focusing on featuring local emerging professional musicians and composers, York Region Chamber Music strives to strengthen the connection between the classical musicians and their communities. YRCM concerts have been seen in publications such as The Liberal, Markham Economist & Sun, and The WholeNote and our performers have been heard around the world.

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