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from National
on October 7, 2019

"Has anyone even heard of such a thing? An entire concert devoted to the piano music of a living Canadian composer?

Well, they had in Calgary last month, when the Honens Piano Festival titled one of its featured events Alexina Louie at 70.

Aside from the indelicacy of referring to the Toronto composer...

from National
on October 4, 2019

Yellowknife's Carmen Braden was named classical composer of the year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in Whitehorse on Thursday night.

Braden, who just released her second studio album, was selected from a shortlist of five – including two of her former teachers, Allan Bell and Laurie...

from National
on October 1, 2019

Kamloops Symphony opens Nexus show with music of Jean Ethridge

"Kamloops Symphony treated Shuswap classical music lovers to an aural feast.

Called Romantic Elements, the season opener, held at the United Church on Friday, Sept. 27, featured works by Mendelsshon, Tchaikovsky and...

from National
on October 1, 2019

"It’s 2004. I am taking my first composition course at Mount Allison University. I have recently become enamoured of new music and am catching up on a long list of listening in the basement of the Alfred Whitehead Memorial Music Library. I come across Memory Forms (2001), a serene-looking disc with a still-life...

from National
on September 27, 2019

The Canadian Art Song Project welcomes Marion Newman and Ian Cusson for a compelling discussion

"Conversations with CASP is the podcast of the Canadian Art Song Project, an organization dedicated to creating and celebrating Canadian art song, and its latest episode takes a close...

from National
on September 20, 2019

"The 1967 opera Louis Riel is often cited as Canada's most important operatic work, but the original version includes a lullaby based on music from a sacred traditional lament of the Nisga'a First Nation — and it was used without the community's consent.

In what's being hailed as a first in the world of...

from National
on September 13, 2019

"Over the coming week, the Guardian will select the greatest culture since 2000, carefully compiled by critics and editors. We begin with a countdown of defining classical music compositions, from X-rated opera to high-tech string quartets.

22 Linda Catlin Smith
Piano Quintet (2014)

from National
on September 4, 2019

Kamloops Symphony Orchestra to perform piece by Jean Ethridge Sept. 27 at the Nexus.

"The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra’s (KSO) first concert of the 2019-20 season is Romantic Elements, taking place on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 pm in The Nexus at First United Church.

The performance...

from National
on September 3, 2019

"Much has already been penned in celebration of the remarkable career of the late Neil Crory (1950–2019). The tributes often focus on Crory’s enthusiasm for and support of classical singers in Canada. And indeed Crory’s influence in the musical community was far reaching.

from National
on August 29, 2019

The Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra (WSCO) is pleased to offer an orchestral composition performance opportunity for young Canadian composers. Two (2) composers will be selected to have their works performed on the WSCO’s season finale concert on May 5th, 2019 at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Windsor,...