Upcoming concerts – May 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011 3:00PM – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral is a site-specific concert of all-Canadian, contemporary classical music. It is free and approximately 90 minutes, no intermission and it takes place at the Britannia Mine Museum Britannia Beach. This unique approach to music is being  produced as part of the Canadian Music Centre‘s “New Music in New Places” series, an initiative designed to take Canadian classical music out of concert halls and in to unusual venues where people might not normally expect to attend a concert, or even to hear live, classical, contemporary, Canadian music performed. Featuring music of Clifford Crawley, Jocelyn Morlock, Jeffrey Ryan, R. Murray Schafer, Norman Symonds, and more, including the world premiere of Leslie Uyeda’s  The Sex Lives of Vegetables (Part III) with poetry by Lorna Crozier.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 8:00PM – Flutist Susan Glaser’s adventurous chamber band the Azure Ensemble embraces its jazzy side in Blue Parade, a concert featuring works by Augusta Read Thomas, Libby Larsen, Jocelyn Morlock and Guillaume Connesson, plus the world premiere of Agatha Kasprzyk’s Theme and Temptations. Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 7:30PM – Mezzo-soprano Shannon Coates and pianist Kate Carver present LIVE, a recital featuring Canadian music by living composers, including Jocelyn Morlock’s ‘Involuntary Love Songs’,  ‘Three Metis Songs’ by Malcolm Forsyth, ‘Search for Eldorado’ by Larysa Kuzmenko and Gary Kulesha’s ‘Night Music.’ Walter Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 2:00PM Yarilo Music Ensemble presents “Für Nikolai – Time and Again…” is the name of our first concert paying tribute to composer and friend on the tenth anniversary of his untimely passing. On the program will be Korndorf’s haunting “Lullaby” for Two pianos (with Jane Hayes and Anna Levy), his beautiful “Triptych” for Cello and Piano, with guest Ariel Barnes on cello, Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock’s poignant tribute to Korndorf: “Half-Light, Somnolent Rains” for two pianos, and Giya Kancheli’s “Time and Again…” for violin and piano, with guest Marc Destrubé on violin. 34 Shoreline Circle, Port Moody, BC.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:00PM – On May 31, at CBC Studio One (Vancouver, BC), Standing Wave, Vancouver’s premiere contemporary chamber ensemble, presents a concert of 21st Century classics. Avant-garde chamber music inspired by Pop culture, industrial noise, Renaissance dance, and magical realist literature from five leading Canadian composers will comprise this riveting program. The programme will feature music by Canadian composers Rodney Sharman, Jeffrey Ryan, Jocelyn Morlock, Linda Bouchard, and Cameron Wilson, along with John Kastelic’s From the Crazy Place Outbroken, the Audience Choice from Standing Wave’s concert at the 2011 Sonic Boom Festival. Revel in the intimacy of live, conductorless chamber music; thrill at the kineticism and immediacy of cutting edge contemporary sounds. This special concert is being recorded by CBC Radio 2 for broadcast on The Signal with host Laurie Brown.

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