A celebration of all that is the contemporary guitar featuring Montréal guitarist/composer Tim Brady and his exciting work 20 Quarter Inch Jacks for twenty electric guitarists. Also featured is Calgary’s Oberon Guitar Trio with the world premiere of a new work by John Abram and Steve Reich’s classic Electric Counterpoint.

Sunday October 21, 2012

Engineered Air Theatre,
EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts

Svadba (The Wedding)

Composer Ana Sokolovic’s award-winning a capella chamber opera in a concert presentation by Toronto’s Queen of Puddings Music Theatre. A vibrant theatrical work for six female voices, sung in Serbian, with Sokolovic’s richly folk-imbued music.

January 8, 2013
Leacock Theatre


A national celebration of young Canadian composers with Véronique Lacroix and the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal. Introducing new work by emerging composers Annesley Black (Ontario), Gabriel Dharmoo (Québec), Marielle Groven (Nova Scotia) and Riho Esko Maimets (Ontario), in an evening of discovery animated by composer Nicholas Gilbert.

November 3, 2012
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre

eighth blackbird

From Chicago, one of America’s finest virtuoso new music ensembles (a co-production with Pro Musica Calgary and the Happening Festival of New Music and Media) in a concert of exciting new music from the USA and Europe, and a world premiere by Calgary composer Alan Bell.

Thursday, January 25, 2013
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre

Aventa Ensemble

New works for voice and ensemble with Victoria’s stellar new music ensemble lead by conductor William Linwood. Featured are works by Michel Gonneville, Laurie Radford, Kaija Saariaho, Simon Steen-Andersen and Rolf Wallin.

March 4, 2013
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre

From Up There and Down

From Edmonton, Roger Admiral and Gillaume Tardiff present new work by Howard Bashaw and Michael Oesterle for piano and violin. Also on the program, composer and electronic instrument inventor, D. Andrew Stewar t from Lethbridge, will introduce Calgary audiences to new works for his unique instrument, the T-Stick.

March 23, 2013
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre

Helen Pridmore CD Release Concert

Presented in collaboration with Studio C.

April 21, 2012
Studio C, Lower Level of Art Central