New Works Calgary hosts four visiting Canadian chamber ensembles and numerous Calgary music ensembles during the season as it celebrates its 30th season of operations as well as the 80th birthday of renowned Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer.
New Works Calgary, through its concert series, supports the creation and performance of contemporary concert music with emphasis on Calgary and Southern Alberta composers and musicians. It encourages the exploration of relationships between music and other artistic disciplines, offering inquisitive audiences thought-provoking, enriching and unique experiences, creating a more vibrant cultural environment.
New Works Calgary is turning 30! To celebrate this anniversary, join us at Festival Hall in Inglewood for an all-day New Music Marathon on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
To celebrate the 80th birthday of renowned Canadian composer, writer and sound ecology visionary, R. Murray Schafer, New Works Calgary presents Montréal’s Molinari String Quartet in a performance of Schafer’s most recent String Quartets, numbers 9 to 12!
The six member Ensemble Transmission from Montréal includes the top exponents of new music performance. With pre-concert event Coast X Coast.
A trio of brilliant young musicians: Rosabel Choi (piano), Stacie Dunlop (soprano), and Andrea Neumann (violin). This newly-formed trio will present work by Canadians Brian Current and Hope Lee, and the captivating and formidable Kafka Fragments for voice and violin by György Kurtag.
The adventurous Quasar saxophone quartet from Montréal are renowned for their virtuoso performances, integration of new performance technologies and the championing of new Canadian and international works
One of Calgary’s foremost exponents of new Canadian chamber music and one of New Works Calgary’s resident ensembles, Ensemble Resonance will present a concert of new repertoire including world premieres of two works commissioned from Canadian composers David McIntyre and Chan Ka Nin.