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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.

2013-2014 Season Events

Something that…celebrates!

Something that…celebrates!

30th Season May 3, 2014 All day event New music, a silent auction, Inglewood hospitality, Calgary’s finest musicians…join us for a celebration! New Works Calgary is turning 30! To celebrate this anniversary, join us at Festival Hall in Inglewood (1250 10 th Avenue SE) for an all-day New Music Marathon on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The New Music Marathon will showcase and celebrate the diversity of new music creation and performance in Calgary. There will be concert events all day long (11 am, 2 pm and 4 pm) leading to a gala evening event (7:30 pm). Included in the day’s events will be the premiere of[...]
Something that… vibrates!

Something that… vibrates!

30th Season   March 23, 2014 8 pm Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University $25 adults / $18 students/seniors 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! Each of these works was written specifically for the Molinari String Quartet. The quartet has already performed and recorded all of String Quartets Nos. 1 to 8 and now embark on completing this monumental journey through the masterful and personal musical world of R. Murray Schafer.[...]
Something that … pulsates!

Something that … pulsates!

30th Season February 16 8 pm with Pre-concert event at 5:00 pm The six member Ensemble Transmission from Montréal includes the top exponents of new music performance drawn from several of that city’s larger new music organizations, brought together to concentrate on refined performances of demanding and exciting chamber music from the latter part of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Transmission will perform music of several generations of European spectral composers, a work by visionary composer Iannis Xenakis, and new and recent works by Canadian composers. WITH PRE-CONCERT EVENT: Coast X Coast Four electroacoustic composers, hailing from coast to coast, detail their various musical practices. This lecture-recital[...]
Something that … oscillates!

Something that … oscillates!

30th Season January 23, 2014 8 pm New Works Calgary, in conjunction with The Canadian New Music Network's FORUM 2014, will present 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. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, The Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary $25 adults / $18 students/seniors Stacie Dunlop is an avid performer of contemporary music based in Toronto. Highly involved in the creation of new music, Stacie has commissioned works from Canadian composers R. Murray Schafer, Harry Freedman, Juhan[...]
Something that …  innovates!

Something that … innovates!

30th Season November 12, 2013 8 pm 7:20 pm pre-concert chat 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, many of them written expressly for the quartet. Quasar will present an exciting program including work by Edmonton composer Charles Stolte and several unique works for invented wind instruments by composer Jean-François Laporte. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, The Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary $25 adults / $18 students/seniors[...]