Some of this is the same as what you already knew and doubtless already had penciled into your iPyd.
But some of it is new! Take a look, for instance, at the changed date of my June premiere of "Light Looked Down" for choir - which I am now conducting - and some new confirmed dates in the fall of 2011.
1) Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 8:00pm - TORONTO: Performance of "People are not cars" (2006, electroacoustic).
Mechanical textures are made from human voices speaking phonemes. Originally composed for Mile Zero Dance (Edmonton) for the "Parking Lot Project" at the 2006 The Works festival.
The concert will feature electroacoustic works, many with live performers, including premieres by Paul Frehner, Adam Scime, Emilie Lebel, Riho Maimets, and Caleb Chan.
Gallery 345 - 345 Sorauren, Toronto
$20 regular, $15 seniors, $10 students
2) Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 8:00pm - TORONTO (NOTE! DATE CHANGED!): Premiere of "Light Looked Down" for SSATB choir a cappella (text by Laurence Housman). Voices choir, conducted by Ron K.M. Cheung.
ALSO NEW! I will be conducting the premiere of my piece!
This is their 15th anniversary concert, featuring great music by 15 contemporary choral composers including Eric Whitacre, Imant Raminsh, Morten Lauridsen, John Taverner and Toronto's own Rob Teehan!
St. Thomas' Church (383 Huron St., Toronto). Adults $20, students/seniors $15
3) a) Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 12:00 noon - BARRIE ON. (Colours of Music Festival) Central United Church, 54 Ross Street (at Toronto Street) Pricing information
b) Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 12:00 noon - KITCHENER ON. (Wilfred Laurier University)
c) Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 3:00pm - TORONTO ON. (Great Hall, Hart House)
junctQín Keyboard Collective (Elaine Lau, Joseph Ferretti, Stephanie Chua)
Premiere (and aftershocks) of "Big Muddy" for piano six hands (!), commissioned by the junctQin Keyboard Collective. This will be the first installment of a large-scale piece in my ongoing geographical series called "Grasslands, Badlands and Spirit Sands", inspired by soundscapes and landscapes in Canada's southern prairies. This piece owes its genesis to Saskatchewan's Big Muddy Valley. There will definitely be clusters! Big Muddy Valley has big muddy buttes in it, like Castle Butte, on which there are incredible rain-craved patterns.
** You can see more pictures of Big Muddy Valley and Castle Butte, and read about my summer 2010 travels across the south of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta (almost done!) HERE
4) Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 8:00pm - TORONTO. Premiere of "Dancing About Architecture" for brass quintet and orchestra.
A new kind of dance suite: the quintet moves, spatializing sound throughout the geography of the concert hall, moving among dance music as though strolling among buildings of a city. Inspired by a quote of Jean Cocteau: "Give me music I can live in like a house!"
The Red Brass with the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by Alex Eddington.
Part of "Music of the Americas", featuring pieces by Copland, Gershwin, Marquez, and a new trumpet concerto by Music Director Ronald Royer.
Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute, 3663 Danforth Ave.
Tickets: $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 youth. (416) 429-0007
"Fuzzy Logic" (for Continuum ensemble with me narrating) premiere in October or November (date tba)
"Watershed" for two violins (teacher and student) for the CMC's wonderful New Music for Young Musicians project (will be premiered at Ping! in April 2012)
and the Brantford Symphony performing my piece "Saturday Night at Fort Chambly" some time in the Spring of 2012!