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.
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 of an 8-week composition seminar on writing for the string quartet — CMC BC’s Jean Coulthard String Quartet Readings — led by Dr. Jennifer Butler. The quartets [...]
"Conductor and Composer Jon Washburn was presented with CMC BC’s 2019 Barbara Pentland Lifetime Achievement Award at his final concert conducting the Vancouver Chamber Choir as Music Director Friday night, May 10. My remarks in presenting the award to Jon follow: It would be impossible to conceive of anyone on this Earth more deserving of the