September and October

Happy September! The 2018-2019 season promises to be a good one, with a choral-orchestral premiere; three choral-instrumental premieres; a piece to be performed by several youth choirs and youth orchestras at the National Arts Centre; a cross-cultural, multi-composer collaboration involving six other Canadian composers; lots of other choral, chamber and orchestral performances; and an exciting line-up of commissions for my new Composition Clubs. Here's what I've heard about so far for the next couple of months in terms of performances:

September 27th: Between the Water and the Sky (composed in collaboration with Unity, an Indigenous vocal/percussion ensemble); Unity and members of the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra with dancers Jade Willoughby and Beany John of Public Energy; Peterborough ON

October 20th: Mappa Mundi (guitar quartet with cello) by Canadian Guitar Quartet with Jeff Faragher, cello; Cranbrook BC

October 20th: Preach Not Me Your Musty Rules (soprano and piano) by Susan Lines and Sonja Deunsch Plourde; Ottawa ON

October 27th: Caprice (viola and piano) by Susan Beth Barak (viola) and Timea Agszerova-Powasa (piano) at the Old Town Hall in Newmarket ON

October 27th: Magnificat (mezzo-soprano solo with 10 treble parts) by Chór Dziewszęcy “Skowronki” in Rumia, Poland

October 28th: Three Autumn Scenes (orchestra) by Huronia Symphony; Barrie ON

October 28th: The Grail Bird (women's choir: on-stage choir, off-stage choir, speaker) by Fredonia Camerata; Fredonia NY

October 30th and 31st: Hopewell Cape by Toronto Symphony as part of their educational programming for students in grades 7-12; Toronto ON