Past concerts – 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011 3:00PMAnimal, 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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:30PMThe 2011 International Cello Festival of Canada – World premiere of Aeromancy, a concerto for two cellos. Yegor Dyachkov and Yuri Hooker are the cello soloists, Anne Manson conducts the musicians of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra at Westminster United Church in Winnipeg, MB.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 8:00PML, a new solo flute piece, will be performed by Mark Takeshi McGregor, at RedShift’s Cultch Concert – Vancouver East Cultural Centre. (More info to follow.)

Saturday, June 18, 2011 7:00PMVISI Schubertiade A celebration of Schubert and Canadian composers featuring the faculty of VISI. Martha Guth singing Involuntary Love Songs.

Thursday, July 14, 2011 8:00PMDavid Eggert and the Elora Festival Singers conducted by Noel Edison perform the Juno-nominated choir and cello piece Exaudi at the Elora Festival, St. John’s Church, Elora Ontario.

Monday, July 25, 2011 1:30PMTrio Verlaine performs a concert at St. Andrew’s Wesley church in downtown Vancouver as part of the World Harp Congress. Program includes a world premiere by R. Murray Schafer, Six Departures by Jeffery Cotton, and Jocelyn Morlock’s arrangement of Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin.

Friday, August 5, 2011 7:00PM – The Ricordanza Chamber Music Festival in Victoria, BC starts tonight! This years festival sees the return of the founding Canadian trio, The Ricordanza Trio, featuring Carole Bestvater, violin; Shiori Kobayashi, clarinet; and Frank Chu, piano; who will be joined by Danielle Sametz, violin; Elizabeth Massi, viola; Alexa Pilon, ‘cello; Kathleen Morrison, soprano; and Victoria’s premier Chamber Choir, Vox Humana under the direction of Brian Wismath. Knox Presbyterian Church- 2964 Richmond Rd, Victoria, BC.

Tonight’s concert features music of Schubert, Brahms, Britten, Morlock (Halcyon for cello and piano) and Khachaturian.

The BC Creative Hub has more info here, and the Victoria Times Colonist has an article about the Festival here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:30PM – MusicFest Vancouver presents Songs by Vancouver Composers, performed by soprano Martha Guth and pianist Erika Switzer. Christ Church Cathedral, 609 Burrard Ave., Vancouver, BC. Songs by Stephen Chatman, Jean Coulthard, Jocelyn Morlock, Rodney Sharman, Leslie Uyeda.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:00 PM – Roundhouse Community Centre – $20/$10
For a glorious September weekend, Turning Point Ensemble with guests, soprano Heather Pawsey and the Orchid Ensemble, will unlock the past. Vancouver Snapshots 125 will bring to life the pre-modern, modern and post-modern through musical snapshots of Vancouver’s past to the present day. With the help of the Orchid Ensemble, the vibrant Chinese cultural experience in Vancouver will be revealed, along with music of Vancouver composers representing the past 100 years including R. Murray Schafer, Stephen Chatman, Jocelyn Morlock, Barry Truax, Jean Coulthard and many others.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 1:00 – 3:30 PM – Roundhouse Community Centre – Free Event!
A glimpse into Vancouver’s own culture and history of the past 125 years – chaired by Vancouver’s resident music historical expert, Vancouver Sun writer David Gordon Duke, and featuring live musical examples. Members of the panel include George Laverock of MusicFest Vancouver, writer/musician/activist Bill Bruneau and composer/educator Janet Danielson.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:00 PM – Lorne Watson Recital Hall in Brandon, MB – To Russia With Love – program includes Shostakovich’s first piano concerto, and Jocelyn Morlock’s Golden – an homage to the late Russian-Canadian composer, Nikolai Korndorf. The Brandon Chamber Players are conducted by Eric Paetkau; the solo pianist for the Shostakovich is Alexander Tselyakov.

Saturday, October 1, 2011 8:00PM – The official launch of Couloir! Cellist Ariel Barnes and harpist Heidi Krutzen make their duo debut on the closing concert of Music on Main’s Modulus Festival. World premiere of my new piece, Three Meditations on Light, plus Clear Music for harp, cello and celesta by Nico Muhly, and a harp and cello duo by Valery Kikta.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 12:00PMWednesday noon-hour concert by Couloir at the University of British Columbia.

October 20 – 22 – Richmond, BC – CMC Associate Composer Jocelyn Morlock has just been named the recipient of a special commission project that the BC Music Educators Association and the Canadian Music Centre BC Region are joining forces to create. The purpose of the commission is to add educational and artistic material to Canadian wind ensemble repertoire in addition to stimulating interest in composing for the thriving medium. There is tremendous demand and enthusiasm for new wind ensemble music. The BCMEA and CMC BC Region are co-commissioning Jocelyn Morlock to write a three-minute work for a Grade 3 level wind ensemble. The composition will be performed at the BCMEA Conference: Forte 2011: Growing Strong in Music Education taking place in Richmond, BC between October 20th – 22nd, 2011. The Honour Wind Ensemble will premiere Morlock’s new work.

October 31 – November 5, 2011 various evening concertsCouloir is doing the Piatigorsky Foundation Concert Tour, and playing my piece Three Meditations on Light on these concerts. Eight concerts at various locations in Washington State including several in Seattle, also Lacey, Kirkland and Issaquah. More details here on the Piatigorsky site.

October 31 – November 5, 2011 various evening concertsCouloir is doing the Piatigorsky Foundation Concert Tour, and playing my piece Three Meditations on Light on these concerts. Eight concerts at various locations in Washington State including several in Seattle, also Lacey, Kirkland and Issaquah. More details here on the Piatigorsky site.

Monday, November 14, 2011 8:00PM Mark Rudoff and Steven Glaser Recital – Weigel Hall, Ohio State University. Mark and Steve perform Sonatas by Radzynski and Brahms (his Op. 99) and the scintillating Chopin Polonaise Brillante. Mark is also joined by special guests Mary Fetherston, Cora Kuyvenhoven and Talia Turnbull in a performance of Jocelyn Morlock’s The Violet Hour for Cello Quartet. AND there will be a post-concert reception with food by Frabjous.

Late November, (possibly Friday November 25…) 2011 12:00PM The UBC Contemporary Players perform Insomnia from Theft. More information to follow…concert will be held in Barnett Hall, UBC School of Music.

Saturday December 3, 2011 at 8pm, Southminster United Church, Lethbridge, Alberta – The University of Lethbridge Singers, The University of Lethbridge Women’s Chorus and Vox Musica are going to get you in the Christmas spirit with the sweet sounds of the season, Dec. 3 at the Southminster United Church. The groups, The University of Lethbridge Singers under the direction of Dr. Janet Youngdahl, The Women’s chorus under Dr. Sandra Stringer and Vox Musica directed by Glenn Klassen will share the stage, performing individually, then come together for concert highlight Stella Natalis, a “magical pice for choir” by Karl Jenkins, which draws on global inspirations like Zulu text, Hindu culture and Old Testament references and reflects the themes of peace and goodwill. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/seniors.”

Saturday December 10, 2011 at 8pm, St Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St Georges, North VancouverCouloir performs Three Meditations on Light as well as other pieces on the Laudate Singers concert, Luminous Voices. A candlelight concert including new music by Bruce Sled, Andrei Diaconu, and Taymaz Sabahis, as well as various Christmas classics. Don’t miss it! More info here.

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