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John Roberts and Music in Canada

October 1, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

New Works Calgary 32nd Season - Velocity | John Roberts and Music in Canada

Winston Choi
Ensemble Resonance
Sara Hahn
Wild West New Music Ensemble

Presented in collaboration with the Symposium John P.L. Roberts, the CBC and music in Canada organized by the School of Creative and Performing Arts and Libraries and Cultural Resources of the University of Calgary, and the Institute for Canadian Music of the University of Toronto.

A tribute concert to the pioneering arts administrator and cultural policy advisor John Roberts with performances by Calgary’s finest practitioners of new music of music originally commissioned by John Roberts from some of Canada’s most well-known composers, John Beckwith, Norma Beecroft, Brian Cherney, Srul Irving Glick, Harry Somers and R. Murray Schafer. Also featured is music by Brian Current and a new work commissioned from Calgary composer Hope Lee. Featured performers are pianist Winston Choi, Ensemble Resonance’s Michelle Todd and Colleen Athparia, flautist Sara Hahn, the Wild West New Music Ensemble under the direction of Mélanie Léonard.

Featuring an all-Canadian program of music by:

John Beckwith

John Beckwith

John Beckwith, composer, writer, pianist, teacher, and administrator, studied piano in Toronto with [...]

Norma Beecroft

Norma Beecroft

Most of Beecroft's compositions combine electronically produced or altered sounds together with liv[...]

Brian Cherney

Brian Cherney

Since 1960, Cherney has written more than ninety pieces, including orchestral music, concertos, cham[...]

Brian Current

Brian Current

A graduate of McGill University in Montreal and U. C. Berkeley, Brian Current writes music that is b[...]

Srul Irving Glick

Srul Irving Glick

Srul Irving GlickSrul Irving Glick (1934-2002) was one of Canada's most prominent and prolific compo[...]

Hope Lee

Hope Lee

Lee writes complex music that creates organic forms, and is "forcefully expressive" and "mesmerizing[...]

Harry Somers

Harry Somers

He once remarked that, for him: ...composition evolves from a body of tradition and a series of conv[...]

R. Murray Schafer

R. Murray Schafer

In addition to introducing the concept of soundscape, Schafer coined the term schizophonia in 1969, [...]

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Winston Choi, piano

Winston Choi, piano

Winner of the 2002 Orléans Concours International and Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Pian[...]

Ensemble Resonance

Ensemble Resonance

Ensemble Resonance based in Alberta, Canada, is Calgary's oldest professional chamber ensemble perfo[...]

Sara Hahn, flute

Sara Hahn, flute

Hailed by the Calgary Herald as “outstanding”, having "beauty of tone and a wonderfully flexible phr[...]

Wild West New Music Ensemble

Wild West New Music Ensemble

The Wild West New Music Ensemble is Calgary's newest professional chamber music ensemble. Specializi[...]

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Details

Date:
October 1, 2015
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

New Works Calgary
Website:
neworkscalgary.ca

Venue

Rosza Centre
University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada
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Phone:
403-220-4906
Website:
http://arts.ucalgary.ca/theatres/contact