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New Music: Turning Point (Orchestral)

Hi all, here’s a piano and strings effort from me. Quite a positive vibe by my standards. As ever, I appreciate the listen and feedback!

Classical Piece

Ten-year-old pianist Kevin Chen to perform Sunday

Ten-year-old Calgary pianist Kevin Chen will perform a recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church, (3602-8 St. S.W) in southwest Calgary. In 2013, Chen won first place at the National Finals of Canadian Music Competition in the seven-year-old category; and in 2014, he was named to CBC’s list of Top 30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30 — the only one under age 10. 64 more words


It's classical jazz for composer Andrew P. MacDonald

When the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra premiers The Orchid Garden on Monday, the concerto’s composer, Andrew P. MacDonald, will feel a little twinge of regret that he’s not on stage making music too. 865 more words

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The Saint Joseph Cathedral Choir and Orchestra Advent Concert (Music Review from 12-2010)

After the bright beautiful Allegro from Manfredini’s Concerto for Two Trumpets preludatory to the choral works, the full ensemble opened inauspiciously with the Modernist mess of unmetrical Latin and schizophrenic tone poem that is Gabriel Jackson’s… 510 more words

The Strange Genius of the Adagio for Strings

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings didn’t start out the way we know it now. In this feature for WRTI, I look at the inescapable strangeness of this work that is now one of the most heard and most moving pieces in the repertoire. 240 more words

Classical Music