Concerts this week (Vancouver, Manitooooobah, Montreal…)

Anyone living in Vancouver and interested in modern piano writing will want to hear tonight’s Music on Main concert – Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa premieres new music by Lisa Miller, Rodney Sharman, and Greg Newsome, and is also performing Rzewski’s De Profundis and Jeff Ryan’s Fornax Chemica. More info here.

Manitobans might like to hear Couloir, who are continuing their Prairie Debut tour this week with shows in Minnedosa today (February 5), Carman on February 7, and Brandon on February 8. The Brandon concert is part of Brandon University School of Music’s Pro Series. Sonatas by Boccherini and Debussy, and my piece,  Three Meditations on Light. More info here. If you want a nifty downloadable PDF of all of the Brandon Pro Series concerts for the 2012-13 season, it is found here. Soundcloud recordings of Three Meditations on Light are found here, here, and here.

If you’re in Montreal, please come to the ECM – Ensemble de flûtes Alizé concert, conducted by Véronique Lacroix, LES QUATRE ÉLÉMENTS on February 12. There will be more flutes than you can shake a stick at! Four world premieres – Water: Rivières et marées by Éric Champagne, Air: Qui a vu le vent? by Emily Hall, Fire: Salamander by Jocelyn Morlock, Earth: AS8 Earthrise by Edward Top, plus Ana Sokolovic’s Vez (2005).

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