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Volume 20 Issue 9 - Summer 2015

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MAKOTO HIRATA Fides Krucker in DIVE Weinroth-Browne performing his own compositions (June 29); Jean Coulthard’s Image Astrale (July 6); works by Marjan Mozetich and Jack Behrens performed by Mary Kenedi (July 20); flute and piano works by Marchettini, Beaser and Schafer (July 27) and finally, a specially commissioned work for Music Mondays – Benedicite by Peter- Anthony Togni (August 24). Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival: July/August Interspersed amongst the festival concerts are the following premieres and new works: a performance by Dutch cellist, composer and improviser Ernst Reijseger (July 24); a remount of the mixedmedia piece Illusions from the recent 21C Festival that intermingles new music by Canadian composers with Charles Ives’ enigmatic Piano Trio (July 26); a performance of James Rolfe’s contemporary masque Aeneas and Dido (July 27); the premiere of Andrew Staniland’s The Ocean is Full of its Own Collapse (July 29); and the performance of Czech composer Sylvie Bodorová’s Three Sonnets (August 2). The festival also offers their regular six-concert New Music Now series on August 3 and 4. Composers represented in these concerts include Canadians Michael Oesterle, Paul Steenhuisen, Marc Sabat, Nicole Lizée, and Claude Vivier, along with internationally-based Nicolaou, Zorn, Rzewski and Birtwistle, among others. Summer Music in the Garden (Toronto): July/August Down at Harbourfront’s Music Garden, the outdoor performances include composer Barbara Croall (Odawa) performing a new commissioned work for pipigwan, a type of cedar flute (July 2); newly PETER MAHON Sales Representative 416-322-8000 commissioned works by Canadian composers Scott Godin and Isaiah Ceccarelli performed by Elinor Frey on her five-string cello (July 5); Toronto’s Ton Beau String Quartet performing Bill Rowson’s String Quartet No.1 (July 30); and the Blythwood Winds performing new works by Lau and Estacio (August 13). Stratford Summer Music: August 7 to 9 R. Murray Schafer’s music is often featured at this festival and this year, audiences can enjoy three outdoor morning concerts from August 7 to 9 featuring works from his choral nature-themed repertoire works. On the evening of August 7, a number of professional choirs will join together to sing some of his more spirituallybased music within a specially choreographed setting at St. James Anglican Church. QUICK PICKS Improvised Music at Array Space: June 9 and 27: Audiopollination June 14: Somewhere There/Arraymusic: In Concert June 19: Evoid Collective June 28: Toronto Improvisers Orchestra Canadian Music Centre: June 4: Opus: Testing Workshop and Concert. Compositions created using sounds from the NASA Audio Archive. June 11: Jacques Israelievitch/Christina Petrowska Quilico CD Launch, with works by Rolfe and Kulesha. June 13: A Journey Inwards: Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto. June 24: Elaine Keillor CD Launch. Works by Cardy, Morawetz, Weinzweig, Louie and E. Miller. July 6: Gryphon Trio CD Release. Works by Current, Oesterle, Staniland and Wright. July 24: Regent Park SongBook Premiere. Works by Gervais, Hamidi, LeBel and Daniel. Additional Picks: June 4, 6 and 7: Toronto Symphony Orchestra – John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine. June 13 and 14: Toronto Symphony Orchestra – Gary Kulesha’s Torque. June 17: Opera by Request – Tremblay’s A Chair in Love. June 20: Rough Idea – Michael Snow and Ken Vandermark. July 9: Music and Beyond Festival (Ottawa) – Voces8 concert including works by David Blackwell and John Tavener. Wendalyn Bartley is a Toronto-based composer and electrovocal sound artist. Violins, violas, cellos & bows Complete line of strings & accessories Expert repairs & rehairs Canada’s largest stock of string music Fast mail order service info@the 93 Grenville St, Toronto M5S 1B4 416.971.6990 • fax 416.597.9923 A treasure trove for string players & lovers of string music 26 | June | July | August, 2015

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