The Canadian Guitar Quartet got some good reviews of their new CD, Mappa Mundi. My composition for guitar quartet and cello is the title track. A review from guitar magazine Minor 7th called my piece a "powerful and awe-inspiring work" that "makes a striking and unexpected finale to the disc." You can read the full review here.
March 3: In Flanders Fields (unaccompanied TTBB chorus) will be sung in Fort Myers FL by Cantus as part of their season-long tour of a programme entitled No Greater Love Than This.
March 4: A Better Time Will Come (SSAATTBB with soloists) was commissioned and will be premiered in Edmonton AB by i Coristi on their concert entitled Dust to Dust.
March 4, 5: This Fragile Web (SATB with violin and piano) will be performed by DaCapo Chamber Choir in Kitchener-Waterloo ON on their concert entitled Mid-Winter Songs.
March 8: Two of my pieces will be featured on two separate collections of music by female composers (in celebration of International Women's Day): the Magnificat (mezzo-soprano solo with ten treble parts) will be included on a 24-hour Women in (New) Music Marathon by Second Inversion, "a 24/7 online stream, blog, and community dedicated to rethinking classical music with cross-genre and experimental new works" - and Mappa Mundi can be heard on Classical Discoveries with Marvin Rosen on WPRB (103.3 FM; Princeton NJ).
March 11: Autumn Colours in the Canal, newly published by Graphite Publishing, will be featured in a reading session at the ACDA conference in Minneapolis MN - I will add this piece to my site very soon. The Dawn is Not Distant (published by Cypress Choral Music) will also be featured in a different session (but I'm not sure what day).
March 12: Trio (for flute, cello and piano) will be performed in Vancouver BC by members of West Coast Chamber Music. If all goes as planned, I will attend this concert!
March 12: Two pieces from The Light That Remains (for solo piano) will be performed by pianist Elaine Keillor at a chamber concert here in Ottawa.
March 12, 13: Cats & Patterns (for piano four hands) will be performed by Duo Rideau at two locations in Toronto ON.
March 13, 14, 15: Hopewell Cape (for orchestra: 2222/2200/timp/strings) will be premiered in Moncton, Fredericton, and Saint John NB by Symphony New Brunswick. This short piece was a joint commission by Symphony New Brunswick and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as part of the TSO's Canada Mosaic project. The TSO will be performing it in April.
March 19: Three pieces from The Light That Remains will be performed by pianist Elaine Keillor in Kanata ON, thus completing the premieres of all six pieces in this set over the 2016-2017 season.
March 22: On the Beach at Night Alone will be premiered by mezzo-soprano Carole Portelance with me at the piano - this will happen here in Ottawa at a Musical Arts Club concert.