Past concerts – 2013

January 27 – February 8, 2013 – Couloir – Prairie Debut tour – “Three Meditations on Light” will be played on every concert on this tour. (I’ve highlighted the Brandon one below, as I used to live there…)

January 27, Lacombe AB Presented by Canadian University College in College Administration Auditorium.
January 29 , Snow Lake MB Presented by Ravna Concerts in Ravna House.
January 31, Saskatoon, SK Presented by Third Avenue Church, 7:30 pm.
February 1, Rosthern SK Presented by Station Arts Centre in Station Arts Centre.
February 3, Estevan SK Presented by Estevan Arts Council in St. Paul’s United Church.
February 5, Minnedosa MB Presented by Minnedosa Performing Arts Committee in United Church.
February 7, Carman MB Presented by Golden Prairie Arts Council in Carman Collegiate Theatre.
February 8, Brandon MB Presented by ProSeries in Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University.

Friday, February 8, 2013, 8:00 pm, Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University School of Music – Couloir on the Brandon University Pro Series concerts. (Part of their Prairie Debut tour – for more info/concert dates, click here and here.) Sonatas by Boccherini and Debussy, and Jocelyn Morlock’s 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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 7:30 pm, Salle de concert du Conservatoire, Montréal – Véronique Lacroix, conductor, and Ensemble de flûtes Alizé present Les Quatres Elements, a co-production with Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, The Tempest Flute Ensemble, and Redshift Music Society. Since 1999, ECM+’s synergy with Ensemble Alizé continues to grow with this new proposition for flute octet and cello, conducted by Véronique Lacroix. Composers Jocelyn Morlock and Edward Top of Vancouver and Éric Champagne and Emily Hall of Montreal compare their metaphysical visions of the universe with four new works inspired by one of the four elements (fire-earth-water-air). With the addition of fourteen young flutists scattered around the public, Eric Champagne’s water theme will provide total musical immersion. This will be the world premiere of my new piece Salamander for flute octet. (Repeat performance in Vancouver in May 2013 by the Tempest Flute Ensemble.) More info about ECM is here.

February 21, 8 pm, Kresge Recital Hall, Carnegie Mellon School of Music, Pittsburgh, PA. Trio Verlaine will be playing my arrangement of Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin for flute, viola and harp.

February 24, 3 pm, St James Catholic Church, Sewickley, PA. Trio Verlaine will be playing my arrangement of Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin for flute, viola and harp.

VAMSO-aeromancySunday, February 24, 2013, 7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver – Vancouver Academy Orchestra with Joseph Elworthy and Ariel Barnes, solo cellists, present a concert which features the BC premiere of Aeromancy, concerto for two celli. This concert also includes the New World Symphony of Dvorák, and Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. More info and ticket sales can be found at the Vancouver Academy Orchestra website, here.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 7:00PM
Théâtre Rouge, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal – 4750, avenue Henri-JulienAventa at the Montreal New Music Festival. Bill Linwood, conductor; Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano; Anne Grimm, soprano; Vincent Ranallo, baritone.

  • Jocelyn Morlock, Lacrimosa
  • Kaija Saariaho, The Tempest Songbook
  • Michel Gonneville, Cantate de la dette perpétuelle

Saturday, Mar. 2, 2013 8:00PM – Aventa at Groundswell – Convocation Hall, Wesley Hall (2nd floor), 515 Portage Avenue, University of Winnipeg. Info at Groundswell Aventa Ensemble: Bill Linwood, conductor; Patricia Green, mezzo-soprano; Anne Grimm, soprano; Vincent Ranallo, baritone – concert includes:

  • Jocelyn Morlock, Lacrimosa
  • Michel Gonneville, Cantata of the unredeemable debt
  • Kaija Saariaho, The Tempest Songbook
  • Simon Steen-Andersen, Black Box Music

Friday, March 8, 2013, 8:00pm, Orpheum Annex, Vancouver – On the second night of Vancouver New Music’s Big Bang, Fringe Percussion performs a program of exceptional and varied percussion works by Harrison Birtwistle, John Cage, Carlos Chavez, and Lou Harrison. The program also features Darwin’s Walken Fish Quartet by Jocelyn Morlock. Originally commissioned by Vancouver New Music in 2006, the quartet arrangement was written for Fringe Percussion in 2008. Fringe’s website is here, facebook page is here.

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 8pm, Canadian Music Centre, 837 Davie St. Vancouver – Cordei Contemporary Harp and Violin Duo along with the Canadian Music Centre presents an all Canadian program featuring works by composers Jocelyn Morlock, Mark Armanini, Jin Zhang, Pierick Houdy and featuring the charming chamber opera “Park Bench Play” written for the duo by Kathleen Allan. Albertina Chan, harp and
Janna Sailor, violin, with special guests Madeline Lucy Smith and Steven Belanger.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:00pm, Barnett Hall, UBC School of Music, Vancouver – Borealis String Quartet with Corey Hamm piano. Performances of T. Patrick Carrabre: “A Hammer For Your Thoughts…” Quintet for Piano and Strings; Jocelyn Morlock: “Waterclocks” (from Theft) arr. for Piano Quintet; L. V. Beethoven: String Quartet opus 18 no. 4 in C Minor.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 8:00pm, Goldmark Hall, Mannes College, The New School For Music, New York, NY – Oboist Ron Mann and pianist Mike Stewart play works by York Bowen, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Camille Saint-Saëns and Joseph Schwantner. Ron is joined by guitarist Yutthasak Komjornkijborworn for a special New York premiere of Jocelyn Morlock’s ‘Verdigris’ (arranged for oboe and guitar.)

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2 pm, and Friday, March 22 at 8pm, West Point Grey United Church – 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie), VancouverVetta Chamber Music – HARP AND STRINGS FEATURING “COULOIR” – The Thursday concert will feature Debussy Danses sacré et profane and Morlock Three Meditations on Light for cello and harp. Friday includes the Debussy and the Morlock, plus Kikta Sonata for cello and harp and Schafer Theseus for harp and string quartet.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – doors at 6:30 pm, concert starts at 8 pm, The Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club, 3611 West Broadway, Vancouver – One Night Stand: Jocelyn Morlock with the Music on Main All-Star Band. From the Music on Main website: “Spend a night getting to know one of Canada’s essential creative voices, Music on Main’s Composer-In-Residence, Jocelyn Morlock.

SET ONE
Three Meditations on Light (2011) for harp & cello
Vespertine (2005) for flute & harp
New Work (world premiere) (2013) for violin and piano

SET TWO
I conversed with you in a dream (2006) for flute & piano
Asylum (2010) for piano, violin & cello
Halycon (2003) for piano & cello

SET THREE
Theft (2009) for clarinet, violin, cello, piano & percussion
Shade (1999) for cello & percussion
Involuntary Love Songs (2008) for soprano & piano

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7:30 pm, Port Theatre – 125 Front St, Nanaimo, BC – The Vancouver Island Symphony presents its final concert of the season, Birds of A Feather. This concert includes the world premiere of Ornithomancy, a flute concerto written especially for Paolo Bortolussi. More details to follow.

Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:00 pm – Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, 57 Young Street, West Waterloo, ON – Duo Concertante – All Bach Concert II – Sonatas no 2, 4, and 6 with the world premiere of Petrichor, a Bach – inspired piece by Jocelyn Morlock.

Friday, April 26, 2013, morning: California State University – Sacramento – Nicolas Gerpe, pianist of Panic Duo, plays Phobos and Deimos, Circling. (More info to follow.)

Friday, April 26, 2013, evening: Salon 97 @ aMuse Gallery, San Francisco – Nicolas Gerpe, pianist of Panic Duo, plays Phobos and Deimos, Circling. (More info to follow.)

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 7:30 pm – Canadian Music Centre – 20 St Joseph St, Toronto, ON – Duo Concertante – Works by Schafer, Morlock, Gougeon, Jaeger and Beethoven.

Saturday, April 27th, evening: Special Event hosted by Brian Baumbusch, Oakland – Nicolas Gerpe, pianist of Panic Duo, plays Phobos and Deimos, Circling. (More info to follow.)

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 7:30 pm – St. John’s Anglican Church – Lunenburg, Nova ScotiaMusique Royale presents Duo Concertante at St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The duo — violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves — will play works by J.S. Bach, Jocelyn Morlock’s Petrichor, Murray Schafer’s Wild Bird and Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata. Tonight’s program will be recorded by CBC for In Concert. (Broadcast date TBA.)

Thursday, May 2nd, California State University – Los Angeles – Nicolas Gerpe, pianist of Panic Duo, plays Phobos and Deimos, Circling. (More info to follow, date TBC.)

Friday, May 3rd, 8:00 pm, Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 122 W 69th St., New York, NY – The Azure Ensemble presents “Sky and Time”, a concert including music by Gabriella Smith, Alexandra du Bois, Alexandra Gardner, Stacy Garrop, and Jocelyn Morlock. Tickets $10/$5 at the door.

Sunday, May 5nd, 11:30 am, Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University – Brandon, MB Madeline Hildebrande, finalist in the E-gre competition, plays music by Randolph Peters, Jocelyn Morlock (Phobos and Deimos, Circling), Rodney Sharman, Denis Gougeon, and Samuel Barber. Streaming video of her performance is here: Madeline’s performance starts about 13 minutes into the video with Randolph Peters’ Hallucinations; Phobos and Deimos, Circling starts about 24 minutes in.

Sunday, May 5nd, Thayer Hall, Colburn School of Music – Los Angeles – Nicolas Gerpe, pianist of Panic Duo, plays Phobos and Deimos, Circling. (More info to follow, time TBC.)

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 8:00 pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre- Véronique Lacroix, conductor, and the Tempest Flute Ensemble present Les Quatres Elements, a co-production with Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, Ensemble de flûtes Alizé, and Redshift Music Society. Four new works inspired by the four elements: fire, earth, water, air. This will be the Vancouver premiere of my new piece Salamander for flute octet. Nifty excerpt here.

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 7:30 pm, Britannia Mine MuseumNEWmatica – The Power of Percussion!New music, modern tap dance, and the building itself played as a musical instrument, Co-presented by Astrolabe Musik Theatre and the Britannia Mine Museum Tickets available at: www.brownpapertickets.com or in person at the venue.

Sunday, May 26, 2013, 7:30 pm, Cochrane Street United Church, St. John’s, Nfld – “A Great Big Sing: QVE 20th Anniversary” – Quintessential Vocal Ensemble celebrates 20 years of choral singing at its finest, including QVE classics such as “Danny Boy” and “MLK”, “Alleluia” by Eric Whitacre, and music by Rajaton’s Jussi Chydenius and the King’s Singers. Guest performances by cellist Nathan Cook, in the powerful “Exaudi” for choir and solo cello by Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock, and the Holy Heart Chamber Choir. Tickets $20/$18 here.

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:00 pm, St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Victoria, BC – “Organ! Morlock and more…” Organist David Stratkauskas plays music by Alain, Bach, Durufle, Genge, Pachelbel, Part, and the premiere of a new piece by Jocelyn Morlock, with interjections by the Hooded Trumpet. (No, really. They’ve got one, or rather a set of them…)

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:00 pm – Roy Barnett Recital Hall, UBC School of Music, Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver International Song Institute, a.k.a. VISI presents Living Song – a concert of various contemporary art songs, including Somewhere Along the Line performed by soprano Lambroula Pappas and pianist David Bergeron. More info about the Songfire recital series, which is taking place until June 26, here.

Monday, June 10, 2013, 8:00 pm – Roy Barnett Recital Hall, UBC School of Music, Vancouver, BC The Vancouver International Song Institute, a.k.a. VISI presents Emerging Artists – Contemporary Performance Studies – a concert of various contemporary art songs, including Matches performed by mezzo-soprano Julia Morgan and pianist Nina Horvath. More info about the Songfire recital series, which is taking place until June 26, here.

Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:00 pm – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – St. John’s, Nfld – Duo Concertante — violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves — will play a concert including Jocelyn Morlock’s Petrichor, which was specially commissioned for them. Happy Summer Solstice!

Sunday, June 30, 2013, 11:45 am – Canadian Flute Convention – Appleby College -540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, ON – Flutist Diane Aitken and pianist Simon Capet present True North Flute: Coast to Coast works from Farr and wide, Canada and beyond, which includes selections from my flute and piano piece, I conversed with you in a dream.

Sunday, June 30, 2013, 7:30 pm – Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre – Tofino, BC – Pianist Sarah Hagen, Artistic Director for Pro’ject Sound, is performing a solo concert at the Pacific Rim Summer Festival including music by me!

Wednesday, July 31, 12:00 pm, Ottawa International Chamber music festival, Ottawa, ON – Couloir — cellist Ariel Barnes and harpist Heidi Krutzen – will play a concert including Jocelyn Morlock’s Three Meditations on Light.

Sunday, August 4, 11 am, Ottawa International Chamber music festival, Ottawa, ON – Duo Concertante — violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves — will play a concert including Bach’s sonatas 1, 3, and 4, and Jocelyn Morlock’s Petrichor.

Thursday, August 22, 4:00 pm, Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay, Cité de la Voix ¦ 4 rue de l’hôpital ¦ 89450 Vézelay ¦ France Ophélie Gaillard, violoncelle solo, and Arsys Bourgogne under the direction of Pierre Cao, present “La rencontre du souffle et de l’archet” – a concert including Exaudi (Morlock), Svyati (Tavener), Ave Maris Stella (Ollson), Aura (Müllenbach), and J.S. Bach’s first cello suite.

Friday, August 23, time TBA, Indian River Festival, Indian River, PEI Duo Concertante — violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves — will play a concert including Jocelyn Morlock’s Petrichor, which was specially commissioned as a companion piece to the Bach.

Friday, August 30, 7:30 pm – Contemporary Percussion Intensive Performance – Atrium, West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC – Participants in the Contemporary Percussion Intensive perform contemporary works for percussion by Canadian and international composers. Program includes: Sollimma – Millennium Bug, Morlock – Darwin’s Walken Fish Quartet, Nobles – Simulacrum, Charke – Trio, Cage – Dance Music for Elfrid Ide, Mvt. I, Becker – Mudra.

September 19 – 22, 2013 – 7:30 pm on Sept 19 – 21, 2:00 pm on September 22 – Ernest Balmer Studio, Toronto, ONTapestry Opera Briefs – the professional, fully staged show resulting from Tapestry’s 17th annual 10-day intensive Composer – Librettist Laboratory (LibLab), will take place September 19 – 22 at the Ernest Balmer Studio in the Distillery District. Four leading Canadian playwrights, including two-time Governor General Award winner Morris Panych, and four composers, including Vancouver-based Juno-nominee Jocelyn Morlock, work with four singers, a dramaturg, and music directors in a creative “speed dating” situation. Each librettist is given the opportunity to create an idea for a new opera working individually with each composer. The result is 16 brand new opera scenes written in 10 days. 8 to 10 of those are then selected to premiere at TAPESTRY BRIEFS. Tickets here.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 8PM – Vancouver New Music Festival – VNM 40th Anniversary Retrospective – Works for Small Ensemble and Solos – Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor) – Works by Paul Dolden (Resonance #1), Jacques Hètu (Sonate Pour Piano op.35), Jacqueline Leggatt (Cold Trip), Jocelyn Morlock (Icarus Landing), Michael O’Neill (Stabimobilism), and James Rolfe (Railway Street). Featuring Lori Freedman (Montreal), François Houle (Vancouver), Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (Vancouver), Mark McGregor (Vancouver) and Catriona Strang (Vancouver). Tickets $35 regular/$15 students and seniors, taxes and venue surcharges included. Tickets here.

October 21-24, Vancouver, BC- two concerts with Music on Main:
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Heritage Hall – Music on Main Modulus Wednesday 9PM:
“By and By” Featuring Robyn Driedger-Klassen (soprano), Tyler Duncan (baritone), Erika Switzer (piano), performing the world premiere of Perruqueries by Jocelyn Morlock (composer) and Bill Richardson (writer); Caroline Shaw (vocalist) and the Calder Quartet performing music by Caroline Shaw.

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7pm – Heritage Hall – Music on Main Modulus Thursday 7PM: “Into Paradise” Featuring Stellaria (choir) and Ariel Barnes (cello) performing music by Thomas Tallis, Jocelyn Morlock and Caroline Shaw.

Friday, October 25, 2013, 8pm – Memorial University, St. John’s, NL – Music at Memorial series. Beethoven, Brahms, and Beyond – Duo Concertante — violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves — play a program including Jocelyn Morlock’s Petrichor.

November 2, 2013, 8pm, Orpheum Annex, Vancouver, BC – Erato Ensemble performs music by Paul M. Douglas, Robin Harrison, Stefan Hintersteininger, Daniel Marshall (Sue Hughson), Colin MacDonald, Jocelyn Morlock (Tom Cone), Jeffrey Ryan (C.P. Cavafy), Scott F. Thompson, and Catherine Laub. More info to come, see Erato Ensemble’s Facebook page.

November 23, 2013, 7:00 pm – St. Paul’s United Church, New Liskeard, ON Brasstastic! A Special Faculty & Friends Concert Featuring International Trumpet Soloist
Prof. Andrew Dunn (McGill) with Patti Cambell, (soprano), Peggy Bennett (piano), and Neal Bennett (trombone), including the premiere of After the Rain for solo trombone.

November 23, 2013, 8:00 pm – Church of the Cross, Victoria BC Hexaphone, Victoria’s six-member a cappella vocal ensemble, presents Music In Me Singing, an entertaining concert of works by women composers and arrangers. The concert will include One Black Spike by Jocelyn Morlock, Again With Music by Nancy Telfer, Gloria from Missa Brevis by Ruth Watson Henderson, and many more.

November 27, 2013, 7:30 pm – Peace Lutheran, Sydney BCHexaphone, Victoria’s six-member a cappella vocal ensemble, presents Music In Me Singing, an entertaining concert of works by women composers and arrangers. The concert will include One Black Spike by Jocelyn Morlock, Again With Music by Nancy Telfer, Gloria from Missa Brevis by Ruth Watson Henderson, and many more.

December 6, 2013, 8pm, Knox Presbyterian Church (120 Lisgar St., Ottawa, ON)Requiem et Lux – Capital Chamber Choir. From their page: As we look forward to the winter solstice and the holiday season, this concert will mark the transition from darkness to light with works by Gjeilo, Howells, Lauridsen, Whitacre, and Canadians Glick, Matthews, Morlock, and Togni.

December 15, 2013, 3pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, New Haven, CT – Kathleen Allan conducts the Yale Recital Chorus and cellist Jurrian van der Zanden in a performance including Jocelyn Morlock’s Exaudi.

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