Just want to put the word out about the CD launch next week:
the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (whom I have served in varying capacities as General Manager, Librarian, Composer-in-Residence, and Verbose Narrator for (whoa) coming up on 9 years) is dropping their first album on Saturday February 4th.
Canadian Panorama is an album of all new music for winds, brass and percussion. I'm so thrilled to have my own music recorded alongside that of great local composers: Alexander Rapoport, Chris Meyer, John S. Gray, Jim McGrath, Ron Royer and the late great Howard Cable.
My piece "Saturday Night at Fort Chambly" is a collage of 23 (?) French-Canadian folk tunes, depicting a rowdy night for off-duty 18th-century soldiers. Everything on the album is Canadian in theme, though every composer's approach has been so different.
It would be great to get a big crowd to the CD launch concert at the Scarborough Citadel. It's a special night for the SPO and will be a fun concert. Details on their website...
Canadian Panorama is being distributed worldwide through Naxos, so you'll be able to buy on iTunes, and stream on Spotify and something like 63 other online services, after the album is released late next week. If you'd like a physical CD (if only so you can gaze at the gorgeous album cover) you can either buy one at the launch concert, or directly from me.