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 Canadian [...]
"The University of British Columbia welcomes Dr. T. Patrick Carrabré as the new Director of the School of Music. An internationally renowned composer, teacher, and media personality, Dr. Carrabré will assume the role starting July 1st, 2019. “I am delighted that Dr. Carrabré will take on the leadership of the School of Music. His [...]
Vancouver-based composer Carl Winter Wins 2019 Pentland Prize in Composition for his piece, Grey Matter.
The world has only ever known one Leonard Bernstein. And any orchestra today would give their eyeteeth to find another. Yet that is exactly what the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has had, and indeed what the entire nation of Canada has been fortunate to have ever since Maestro Bramwell Tovey first moved to this country in 1989.
Vancouver’s Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and Artistic Director Erick Lichte announced the three finalists of their national 2018 Canadian Choral Composition Competition (C/4).
The Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Composer collective, started by Stephen Brown, is back, sponsored by the Canadian Music Centre’s Victoria Creative Hub! The new iteration of the collective will be hosted by composer Christopher Reiche Boucher, CMC’s Victoria Engagement Leader.
“Music Director Designate Otto Tausk and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra President Kelly Tweeddale announced today the VSO’s 2018/2019 100th Anniversary Season.
On Monday, February 18, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Conductor William Rowson, and Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock presented the 2018 Jean Coulthard Readings.
“Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold” (in Shakespeare’s words) was not enough to keep Chor Leoni‘s loyal audience away from a concert this past Friday, February 23rd by the internationally lauded men’s choir with Artistic Director Erick Lichte, in celebration of its annual C/4 Canadian Choral Composition Contest. Despite nearly 20 centimetres of snow [...]