Sunday, June 18, 2017
Event Title: Orchestra Toronto - Concert for Peace
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Toronto Centre for the Arts
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Price: $15 - $43
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: Orchestra Toronto - Concert for Peace
Description:

A ground-breaking concert for peace brings together composers from Syria and the Iranian Composers of Toronto, who will premiere a new work just for Orchestra Toronto. The Nai Syrian Children's Choir will perform two folk song and Miriam Khalil will join us for some traditional Arabic music.
The Blundell Brass will perform the stunning Telemann Concerto for Three Trumpets and Barber's iconic Adagio for Strings will bring you some musical peace.

Ronald Hannah
Composer
Ronald Hannah
Composition Date: 2016
Duration: 00:02:15
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
"Spinifex Scherzo" is a fragment of an ambitious and ongoing project entitled, "Cantata for a Beloved Planet". In form, it will consist of 3 dramatic or lyrical pieces for chorus, orchestra and soloists, about earth, sea and sky respectively, followed by an orchestral interlude - with that pattern repeating until I feel I am done. It is a Carmina Burana-style work, a dithyramb to nature in this time of her ongoing corporate violation, and "Spinifex Scherzo" is the first of those interludes. At the time of this writing, I have completed 4 movements, of a proposed 20 or 30 (I started in 2005!). At that time I was in my world-wandering/backpacking phase, carrying with me a well-worn large pad of manuscript paper. This portion was written, in part, in back of a camper van in the Outback of Australia. Spinifex, by the way, is the wild grass of Australia. From a distance it appears to climb playfully up hillsides, and it is only when you get closer that you perceive its more cactus-like qualities. This little scherzo, despite having been pulled from its larger context, would make an ideal encore piece for orchestras!

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 H243spi
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 26, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    7 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 1
    31 Parts
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • 2+1picc, 2+1 cor ang, 2+1bcl, 2+1cbsn - 4, 2, 2+1btbn, 1, 2perc, timp, hp, str
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Event Title: Orchestra Toronto - Canadian Light Classics
Description:

April 30, 2017
3:00 PM

Canadian Light Classics

Our annual Light Classics concert will see the world premiere of Richard Herriot's new concerto Newfie Bullet and Colin McPhee's Tabuh-Tabuhan: Toccata for Orchestra.

Herriott – The Newfie Bullet (world premier)*
McPhee – Tabuh-Tabuhan: Toccata for Orchestra
Raum – Halifax Harbour
Cable – The Banks of Newfoundland
Hales – Theme from The Beachcombers

Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8

Paul Frehner
Composer
Paul Frehner
Composition Date: 2016
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
Cloak of ‘Allophenia was commissioned by the Victoria Symphony for their concert entitled “Our Canada”, an event celebrating Canada’s sesquicentenary. In thinking of a starting point for this composition, many options presented themselves: would I relate the piece to Canadian literature, Canadian music, the Canadian world perspective, the Canadian national perspective (that would be interesting coming from a native Quebecker), hockey, the landscape, the history of Canada, hopes for Canada’s future or any one of a multitude of other possibilities? In the end I decided to reflect on the multicultural experience of contemporary Canadian life.Growing up in Montreal it was clear that the city and the surrounding region had a significant level of social complexity with varying shades of harmony and dissonance. There were the English and French, two populations whose inter-relations had some deep-seated issues that needed to be - and still are being - worked out. The political and cultural climate of Montreal was also informed and affected by its evolving relationship with its First Nations neighbours, in particular the Mohawk people of Kahnawà:ke and Kanehsatà:ke. Then there were the mysterious allophones, which were frequently spoken about in the media. To most of the world an allophone is a speech sound that represents a single phoneme (for instance, the phoneme /t/ has six possible allophones depending on the context). In Quebec, however, an allophone is an immigrant whose native language is neither English nor French. Based on this Quebecois definition, my father is an allophone, having emigrated from Germany in 1956. On one hand, I found it strange that in Quebec people of any number of different ethnic and linguistic backgrounds could be thrown into the same statistical melting pot. On the other hand, while growing up a good number of my posse were allophones, so it sort of made sense too. I see Cloak of ‘Allophenia as a musical metaphor for Canada’s embrace of people of many cultures, races, religions and customs. Musically, the piece has an overarching melodic theme, which is symbolic here of our national identity that binds Canadians from coast to coast to coast together. The theme is quite chromatic, reflecting on the diversity of the peoples that make up our nation. Each time the theme returns it is in a different musical guise, once again emphasizing our diversity. In the theme’s first appearance it is the subject of an imitative contrapuntal texture, referencing the compositional practices of our European forebears and, by extension, the European origins of the symphonic orchestra. The theme’s next appearance is in the second section, which sounds like a slow, stylized ethnic dance, replete with obbligato solo clarinet and violin parts over a jazzy walking bass line. In this section the theme is played in the background by the trombones. The third section of the piece is quicker in pulsation. Here, the main theme makes two appearances, once played by the solo clarinet and the second time played by the strings and trumpets as the piece moves toward a celebratory climax. Cloak of ‘Allophenia gives a brief clin d’œil toward Rush, one of my favourite Canadian bands, who recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. A few of the musical motifs in the piece allude to snippets from their songs without, however, making any direct quotations. There is also a musical nod toward the city of Victoria in the third section of the piece, where the rhythm of one of the main motifs is derived from the Morse code spelling of YYJ, the airport code for Victoria International Airport. Funding for the composition of Cloak of ‘Allophenia was generously provided by a private individual.

Premiere Information:
8 April 2017, Alix Gooden Hall, Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Symphony, Tania Miller conducting

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 F861clo
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 12, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    62 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 1
    23 Parts
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • 2, 2, 2, 2 - 2, 2, 2, 0, timp, vib, perc, hp, str

    Commissioned by: Victoria Symphony
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on May 21, 2015

Many of the soundtracks prepared for film, television and radio productions, though they mimic the sound of live instruments, ensembles and orchestras, use few or no live instruments during their production. The process for budget productions particularly has become reliant on a few individuals with significant and specific technical expertise, and the use of extensive sample libraries.

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Event Title: Double Premiere of Canadian Works - Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Shaughnessy Heights United Church (33rd @ Granville), Vancouver, BC
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Price: $15 adult, 10 senior (suggested donation)
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: VPO Feb 21 2015 Concert
Description:

Our first concert of 2015 promises to be a night of exhilarating new music enjoyed alongside familiar favourites!

HABIBI - The Promised Hand
We are exceptionally proud to open with a piece written exclusively for the VPO by Iman Habibi, the VPO's inaugural Composer-in-Residence. Audience members will be the first to hear his beautiful piece performed at this, its world premiere! Iman is a Iranian-Canadian composer and a graduate of UBC.

NICKEL - Concerto for Oboe

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Event Title: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra - Alligator Pie

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Description:

“Alligator pie, alligator pie, if I don’t get some I think I’m gonna die!” Canadian author Dennis
Lee’s award-winning collection of children’s poetry comes brilliantly to life in this world premiere
performance that blends Lee’s toe-tapping nonsense, with narration and music composed by Abigail
Richardson (The Hockey Sweater)

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Event Title: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra - The Twins and the Monster

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  • Composer: John Estacio
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Description:

Young twins must outwit a fierce monster and bring peace to their village in this thrilling African
folktale. Carved masks and imaginative costumes bring John Estacio’s magical score to life, giving
children of all ages a true feast for the senses.

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Event Title: Regina Symphony Orchestra - Carmina Burana

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Description:

One of the most frequently performed choral works of the 21st century; Carmina Burana is based on a medieval collection of poems humorously covering the joys and perils of fortune, nature, love, and lust.

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Event Title: Regina Symphony Orchestra - Romanza

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Description:

Explore the romance of these folk-inspired and Spanish pieces. In Gliere’s Concerto for Coloratura
Soprano, the voice intermingles with the orchestra, transcending words to create a hauntingly, beautiful
melody. From Buenos Aires to Spain, discover Ginastera and de Falla’s take on ballet. The program of
de Falla’s The Three Cornered Hat follows the ordinary lives of citizens from an Andalusian town and
their both passionate and charming dances.