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December 19, 2008

Canadian Music Centre Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Canadian Music Centre
Celebrates 50th Anniversary


On December 31, 2008, the Canadian Music Centre will mark 50 years of being the touchstone for the nation’s composers and their music.

In honour of the occasion and with the kind support of SOCAN Foundation, Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Government of Canada through the Canada Music Fund, Canadian Music Centre (CMC) proudly presents New Music In New Places, a special concert series featuring the innovative works by Canadian composers of today’s world.

Drawing the music out of concert halls and bringing it to heart of the community, leading Canadian musicians will perform exciting, contemporary music in unexpected places.

In keeping with the celebrations, CMC Prairie Region is presenting New Music In New Places at select locations in Calgary, Edmonton and Regina:

Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. (Edmonton, AB)
WCMA Classical Music Showcase
All Saints Anglican Cathedral

CMC Prairie Region presents the second annual WCMA Classical Music Showcase as part of the Western Canadian Music Awards 2008. Featured artists: Tiresias Trio, Renee Brad.

Friday, January 16, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. (Edmonton, AB)
Saint Crispin’s Chamber Ensemble
Amber’s Brewing Company (9926-78 Ave.)

Saint Crispin’s Chamber Ensemble with featured artists Don Ross (clarinet, electronics) and solo dancer Eryn Tempest perform in the funky/industrial atmosphere of Amber’s Brewing Company in Edmonton’s historic Strathcona district. Works by Ross, Cormier and Radford

Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. (Lumsden, SK)
Letterbox Gallery 4:00 pm
Fieldstone Inn 7:00 pm

Judi Levesque (piano), Cameron Lowe (cello) and Marie-Noelle Berthelet (flute) appear at two historically rich venues in the heart of Lumsden, a small Saskatchewan community.
Works by Raum, Pettigrew and Buzash

Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 1:00 (Calgary, AB)
Quintessence Winds
Art Central (5, 100 – 7 Ave. SW)

Quintessence Winds with Aura Pon (oboe), Boris Bontchev (French horn), Christiaan Venter (clarinet), Michael Macaulay (bassoon), Nova Pon (flute) performs at Art Central as part of the Calgary Olympic Plaza Cultural District’s ‘First Thursdays’ events.

Friday, January 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm (Calgary, AB)
Rubbing Stone Ensemble
Salvation Army Centre of Hope and East Village Mission (420-9th Ave. SE)

This New Works Calgary 25th Anniversary presentation features Rubbing Stone Ensemble with Jeremy Brown (saxophone), Donovan Seidle (violin), Ludiane Cardassi (piano), Rod Squance (percussion). The concert will take place in the East Village at the home of this vital community organization that offers its clients refuge and more. Works by Eagle, Murphy, Bach, Tapia, Laplante and Alvarez

Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. (Edmonton, AB)
Ensemble Mujirushi
Stanley Milner Theatre, Edmonton Public Library (7 Sir Winston Churchill Square)

Edmonton Composer’s Concert Society presents Ensemble Mujirushi, with Reinhard von Berg (accordion, contrabass, keyboards) Piotr Grella-Mozejko (keyboards), Jerry Ozipko (amplified, electric violin), Charles Stolte (amplified saxophone), Gerry Moita (dancer) Felix Plawski (experimental photographer). The presentation takes place at the Stanley Milner Library, quickly becoming the venue of choice for the city’s experimental artists. Works by Joachim, Kasemets, Berg, Grella-Możejko and others

Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm (Calgary, AB)
Quintessence Winds
Glenbow Museum (130-9 Ave SE)

Quintessence Winds with Aura Pon (oboe), Boris Bontchev (French horn), Christiaan Venter (clarinet), Michael Macaulay (bassoon), Nova Pon (flute) appears at the Glenbow Museum, stirring the senses with creative, contemporary music and art. Works by Mozetich, Raum, Venter, Pon, Freedman, Grant

Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. (Regina, SK)
MacKenzie Art Gallery (3475 Albert St.)

Performing compositions with visual themes, featured artists Eduard Minevich (violin), Jeremy Buzash (violin), Jonathan Ward (viola), Amelia Borton (cello), Pauline Minevich (clarinet) Cecile Denis (harp), David McIntyre (piano) appear at MacKenzie Art Gallery, which provides the perfect backdrop for this artistic concert performance presented by the Regina New Music Festival. Works by Pettigrew, Cullimore, Purchase, Raum and Ogborn

for more info visit www.musiccentre.ca

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