Thin Edge Music Collective (Toronto) + Paramirabo (Montréal) Two young new music ensembles join forces to present Steve Reich’s Double Sextet, Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union, and three new commissioned works by Canadian composers Alain Giguère, Brian Harman and...
This young and highly gifted group of musicians will present a program of new and recent works by Israeli, European and Canadian composers including Gérard Grisey, Hans Eisler, Aval Adler, Cléo Palacio Quintin and Ofer Pelz.
A special evening of contrasting sensibilities and sustained virtuosity, pianist Eve Egoyan from Toronto will perform works for piano and video by Ann Southam, David Rokeby and Michael Finnissey.
French musicians Jean-Michel Goury (saxophone) and Sophie Goury (flute) present a tour de force concert of works by Takemitsu, Rosse, Kuehn, Rota, Bartok, Scelsi and Canadian composer Robert Lemay.
One of Calgary’s foremost exponents of new Canadian chamber music and one of New Works Calgary’s resident ensembles, The Rubbing Stone Ensemble will present a concert of new Canadian works including world premieres of newly commissioned pieces from Canadian composers David Eagle, Melissa Hui, Nova Pon and Vincent Ho. Works by Canadian composer Aaron Gervais and Gordon Fitzell will also be featured as well as the classic pulse-driven Hout by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.
2014-2015 New Music Festival Events
Conductor Mélanie Léonard and the Wild West New Music Ensemble perform modern masterworks with a wild twist.
Neil Cockburn plays pieces from Petr Eben “Four Biblical Dances”, Messiaen “L’ascension” and Rachel Laurin “Prelude and Fugue in F minor, Op. 45”
Banff-based pianist Luciane Cardassi performs an audacious program featuring works for piano and electronics by Canadian composers Hope Lee and Robert Normandeau, Brazilian composers Rodolfo Valente and Paulo Guicheney, and the timeless Klavierstück IX by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Seminal works by the 3 great masters of American minimalism. The spirit to explore and expand stylistic boundaries is a trademark of the FLUX Quartet. FLUX is joined by Evan Ziporyn (formerly of Bang on a Can) for a program of intrepid works by America’s great minimalists.
The Kensington Sinfonia is proud to take part in the Calgary New Music Festival with brand new works from Montreal’s Leo Purich and Calgary’s own Donovan Seidle, as well as Canadian veteran composer Marjan Mozetich. Mozetich’s work, “Affairs of the Heart” is a masterpiece that is sure to touch your soul!
Spiritus Chamber Choir regularly performs music by contemporary composers and many from the past 100 years. In this latenight and relaxed format program you will hear contemporary highlights from their 14/15 season as well as samples from their May 10, 2014 performance, VOCAL MAYHEM.
This concert features the iconic and virtuosic Mysteries of the Macabre by the lateGyörgy Ligeti, a great work of theatre as well as music, featuring exciting young soprano Sarah Kirsch.
Each first Monday, Classical Revolution Calgary presents eclectic performances by local musicians in an informal café setting. For the Calgary New Music Festival, we venture into bold sound worlds of local composers, with gems by some of Calgary’s best (and least) known musical adventurers