English Horn-Dog Salmon
I am pleased to announce the premiere of ‘English Horn – Dog Salmon’ on Nov. 5th and 6th in Vancouver. The new work will be premiered by David Owen on a Turning Point Ensemble concert as part of the Modulus Festival.
I attended the Western Canadian Music Awards in Regina Oct. 15 and heard an outstanding Classical Musical Showcase. Turning Point Ensemble and musica intima’s CD ‘Thirst’ did not win the award for Best Classical Ensemble but my friends Ariel Barnes and Heidi Krutzen, who comprise Couloir did!
Speaking of recordings and cellist Ariel Barnes, Turning Point Ensemble is finalizing the editing and production on a new CD which will include my new Cello Concerto, Hindemith’s Kammermusik Nr. 3, and Berio’s Folksongs with Fides Krucker as soloist. Watch for this in the new year!
Turning Point Ensemble, along with Astrolabe Musik Theatre, is also working on a new recording of the music of Barbara Pentland. This will include her 1952 opera
‘The Lake’ and it will be on the Centrediscs label.
Rudolf Komorous Celebration
There will be a Rudolf Komorous celebration in Victoria December 8th. I will be conducting on the concert Rudolf’s ‘Lurid Bride’ and Linda C. Smith’s ‘Morning Glory.’ I also am privileged to play again ‘Olympia’, this time with Christopher Butterfield.
Zappa meets Varèse and Oswald
Turning Point Ensemble is working on a huge show Jan. 27, 28 & 29 that will include music of Frank Zappa from the Yellow Shark project, as well as Octandre and Intégrales by Edgard Varèse and a new work of John Oswald. Zappa’s G-Spot Tornado will be choreographed by Rob Kitsos. Pass the word and consider coming to Vancouver to see this performance.