CMC BC News
The Canadian Music Centre BC (CMC BC) is pleased to announce Season 4, with six unforgettable concerts celebrating seven outstanding composers: Jacqueline Leggatt, Jocelyn Morlock, Jordan Nobles, Ernst Schneider, Ross Alden, Stephen Chatman, and Leila Lustig.
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.