Mon Aug 1 13:30

New Music Now

New Music Now I: Hatch Ensemble (1:30pm)

HATCH is a summer-intensive mentorship program for early-career composers, conductors, and performers offered by Continuum Contemporary Music. This performance features new compositions written and performed by the young artists selected for this program.

Carly Toperosky Splett | фенікс cycle
Yon Chekhanovich | at the fissures
Paolo Griffin | An Idea of Togetherness
Anthony Tan | On the Sensations of Tone #1
Linda Caitlin Smith | Morning Glory

New Music Now II: Ritual (3:00pm)

New Music Now: Ritual features performances of new works – hot off the presses – by Daniel Mehdizadeh, Edward Enman, and Ottawa’s own Kelly-Marie Murphy and John Armstrong.  Enjoy the fresh sounds of percussion, voice, harp, and piano by some of Canada’s finest collaborators.

Daniel Mehdizadeh | Ritual
Edward Enman | That Star is Awake
Kelly-Marie Murphy | All My Love, Ethel
I. February 17, 1951 — II. Beloved — III. February 9, 1953 – Dear Manny — IV. June 19, 1953 – I am Ready
John Armstrong | and one thing leads to another (world premiere)*
I. first thoughts — II. the devil in the details — III. nightmusic — IV. the dark before the light — V. music for morning

New Music Now III: Nature Alive (4:30pm)

New Music Now: Nature Alive features two world-premieres! Commissioned by New Art New Media, soprano/pianist Rachel Fenlon will perform a song cycle for self-accompanied soprano, piano, and live electronics, which expresses a deep love of nature in light of the tragedy and inevitability of climate change.  Simon Bourget, composer and horn player in the Orchestre Métropolitain, has composed a new Horn Trio for his friend Louis-Pierre Bergeron, written in response to Brahms’ famed work.

Matthias McIntire | Sing Nature Alive From My Insides
Simon Bourget | “Trio Tragique” Pour Violon, Cor et Piano
I. Légende — II. Valse Burlesque — III. Idylle — IV. Gallop Funèbre

*Commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts

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Carissa Klopoushak currently performs on the beautiful Maggini model 1851 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

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