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Come and hear what we have in store for September!

Come and hear what we have in store for September!

September 5, 2014

Come and hear what we have in store for September!



Saturday, September 13, 2014
5:30pm to 6:30pm


Alheli Pimienta & Chad Spears
LIGHTING THE CONTINENT: North American Music for Flute & Piano

Alheli Pimienta, flute
Chad Spears, piano

Samuel Zyman: Sonata for flute and piano; Adam Sherkin: Dances of the Changing Woman for piccolo and piano, Daycurrents for solo piano; Daron Aric Hagen: Gloaming from Qualities of Light for solo piano

$15 (advance) | Buy Tickets Here
$20 (at the door)

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St, Toronto ON, M4Y 1J9
Tel. 416-961-6601

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Monday, September 15, 2014
5:00 to 8:00 pm

Canadian Music Centre and Centrediscs invites you to:


Dean Burry

Performances by:
Laura Albino, Soprano
James McLennan, Tenor
Steven Philcox, Piano

Feature interview:
Mary Wiens, CBC Investigative Reporter
John Nicol, CBC Investigative Reporter
Dean Burry, Composer and Librettist

Doors: 5 PM
Performance: 5:30 PM

Refreshments will be served

RSVP: info@musiccentre.ca or 416-961-6601

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9


Thursday, September 18, 2014
7:30 pm

Ladom Ensemble

Ladom Ensemble presents refreshing original compositions as well as arranged music inspired by Persian, Balkan, and other music from around the world. This acoustic quartet, which has made appearances on BBC TV and CBC Radio, consists of four members: accordion, cello, piano, and percussion. Their debut self-titled album received rave reviews in what Wholenote magazine called “a great group performing great music in a new world music direction.” On CBC’s Big City Small World radio program, Ladom was described as “such a fascinating mix and it really works well." Collectively they create an intelligent, culturally elegant, and thoroughly entertaining show.

Members list:

Marie-Cristine Pelchat St-Jacques – cello
Michael Bridge – accordion
Adam Campbell – percussion
Pouya Hamidi – piano

Official Websites:


Tickets $20

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph St.
Toronto, ON, M4Y 1J9


Saturday, September 27, 2014
8:00 pm

Rounding The Human Corners

William Beauvais: guitar
Ali Garrison: Mezzo Soprano
Julian Knight: Viola
Parmela Attariwala: Violin
Trish O'Reilly Brennan: narration

World Premier of After Thoughts [text by Gwendolyn MacEwen] And Rounding The Human Corners [Text by Linda Hogan].

Tickets at $20 Buy Tickets Here


September 28th, 2014
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Create Your Own Graphic Score at the Canadian Music Centre

junctQin keyboard collective will play a 'graphically-notated' score by a Canadian composer, explain key points of concepts and interpretation to the audience, and invite the audience to draw a graphic score using the interactive Mondopad. junctQin will then talk about how they musically interpret the shapes by drawing on their knowledge of sounds of the instruments. junctQin will use the CMC's Steingraeber piano, a toy piano, kalimba (thumb-piano), and melodica.
Opus:Testing featuring The Wind and the Water

Opus:Testing featuring The Wind and the Water

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Come join Musica Reflecta and the Canadian Music Centre for the next installment of Opus: Testing, a composition workshop featuring new music by up and coming composers. This next installment will feature music written for the all female soul vocal quartet The Wind and the Water as well as a performance of original arrangements by the group


Aimée Butcher
Belinda Corpuz
Danielle Knibbe
Laura Swankey


Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in 2014: Global Motives

The CMC is excited to host its sixth Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in 2014 with the theme Global Motives to showcase how global traditions can, and have been, integrated into Canadian new music. This presentation will feature a combination of music and visual art.

This October, we welcome twelve brilliant and innovative musicians to our intimate CMC space to share the cosmopolitan influences in their work. Each artist will be featured exclusively in an hour-long set, while the culminating piece of their performance will take the form of a collaborative creation with the following artist on the evening's bill. This dovetailing of performers will serve to reveal influences that are more cross-pollinated in the Canadian musical identity than people perhaps realize.

The music of the CMC's Toronto Nuit Blanche will echo the sentiments of writer Italo Calvino in his invisible world of Ersilia as it 'establishes relationships that sustain the city's life'.
Montréal based artist, Isaac Rayment will be presenting minimal, abstract, large-scale video projections interpreting each unique performance with representational visuals. A Video Jockey (VJ) will be on site to uniquely time each piece accordingly, emphasizing the broad spectrum of each individual compositional-style and diversity.

This installation offers an opportunity to promote talent in music and visual art, as well as introduce hundreds of visitors to new musical and visual creation. It will highlight classical music performed in a not so classical way.

Confirmed Artists:

Dinuk Wijeratne (piano), TorQ Percussion Quartet, Deb Sinha (percussion), Parmela Attariwala (violin), Ernie Tollar (Sax/Bansuri), Suba Sankaran (Voice), Laura Silberberg (DJ), Ed Hanley (tabla), Jordan O’Connor (Bass), Germaine Liu (percussion)


Chalmers House
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON   M4Y 1J9

The Canadian Music Centre is a wheelchair accessible venue. Call us for details at 416-961-6601.


Related Compositions: Daycurrents for solo piano