Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Event Title: New Music Tomorrow-Canada - Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Centennial Concert Hall 555 Main St Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C3
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $25
  • Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles (10+)
  • External Link: http://wnmf.ca/new-music-tomorrow-canada/

Two new concertos by Israeli-born Avner Dorman and Sri Lankan-born Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne, each scored for a rarely heard solo instrument, Wijeratne’s for tabla and Dorman’s for mandolin. Also heard will be Orion by Claude Vivier, whom many consider the greatest composer Canada ever produced. The piece for full orchestra developed out of his formative trip through Asia a few years before his murder in Paris in 1983.

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by bcurley
on April 11, 2013

As anyone who read my last post on Lori Freedman knows, I freely admit to not always being a lover of contemporary music. In my relatively recent goal of getting to know and better understand the music of the composers we promote at the CMC, I have found myself becoming a much more open listener.

Review: Claude Vivier venerated at festival

February 25, 2013

"MONTREAL - The biennial Montreal/New Music festival could always begin with a work by Claude Vivier, the local (adopted, kicked out of the church choir, murdered by a male prostitute — Hollywood?) and most venerated Canadian composer in the international monastic community of new music; this year is also the 30th anniversary of his death.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Event Title: "Folklore, Myth and Legend" -- Ensemble Paramirabo Canadian Tour 2013
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: National Music Centre, 134 11 Avenue SE Calgary
  • Time: 3:00am
  • Price: $15 at the door only
  • Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1-9 Performers)
  • External Link: Ensemble Paramirabo website

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of 'Rite of Spring', Ensemble Paramirabo
commissioned an arrangement of Stravinsky's revolutionary piece for their
first Canadian tour, Folklore, Myth and Legend. Through music, this dynamic
Montreal-based quintet presents works revolving around the fantastical in
Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Winnipeg and Toronto.

Founded in 2010 by young professional musicians, Ensemble Paramirabo is
dedicated to performing new composers' works. Bachtrack has described the