Please join us on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7pm in our uniquely intimate Murray Adaskin Salon for our Celebration of lost composer Ross Alden on the occasion of what would have been his 100th Birthday. Ross Alden is the sixth composer we have now fêted posthumously, following a long and honourable line that includes Murray Adaskin, Jean Coulthard, Barbara Pentland, Elliot Weisgarber, and Hubert Klyne Headley. Mr. Alden has the distinction, though, of being only the second composer we have submitted posthumously to be awarded Associate Composer status, which was granted by the Canadian Music Centre’s Composer’s Committee late last year.
The B.C. branch is honouring Ross Alden, who was also an educator, critic and scholar under the name Murray Carmack.
Last Monday evening, the internationally-celebrated Borealis String Quartet premiered eight new five-minute string quartets written by emerging composers ranging in age from 12 to 50. The concert was the result