LCMSTC, CMC, TPE and SW – new-music acronym heaven…

Another busy weekend! The Little Chamber Music Series That Could relaunches tonight with a Halloween New Music Rave/Dance Party at the Roundhouse, featuring SaskPower and the Little Chamber Strings. $10 if you wear a costume, are a student, a senior, and/or an artist. I figure that covers everybody who reads this post. More info here, too.

LCMSTC is also putting on free workshops at the Canadian Music Centre (downtown on Davie at Howe) with composer Nicole Lizée and percussionist Ben Reimer, Sunday at 11 am (Lizée) and 1 pm (Reimer.) I’m really curious to find out how to write for drum kit, which is the 1 pm show…11 am also sounds exciting – find out more about Nicole’s concerto “2012: Fantasia on Themes by Rush, Concerto for Power Trio and Orchestra

If raving, costumes, and power chords don’t do it for you, there’s Forbidden Music with the Turning Point Ensemble, 2:30 pm and 8:pm on Sunday October 27th at the Fei and Milton Wong Theatre, SFU downtown. Among the forbidden fruits are Kurt Weill’s Little Threepenny Music, Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1, and pieces by Erwin Schulhoff and Pavel Haas.

Standing Wave has a great show at 8:00 pm on the 27th as well – the Song Room Tribute at Pyatt Hall. I’m looking forward to this tribute to the late great playwright, librettist, philanthropist, culture-vulture-mover-and-shaker Tom Cone – the show features some pretty diverse and awesome guest artists including Veda Hille, Ron Samworth and Robyn Driedger-Klassen. Also looking forward to hearing some music by Bradshaw Pack again, it’s been too long. Preview here, facebook page here.

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