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CURRENT PROJECTS
 
—upcoming release: Traces of a Silent Landscape on Windermere String Quartet CD
 
—piece for solo kantele (zither)
CD RELEASE

 
 
Lullaby featured on Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's 2-CD "A Concert for New York" alongside works by Estacio, Gilliland, Martinu & Bernstein. 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee for Classical Recording of the Year. Purchase.

"...gentle textures and flowing themes occasionally yield surprising harmonic turns and briskly changing meters."
—Allan Kozinn, New York Times, on Lullaby

"...a work of quiet rapture and refined sensibility...elegant concision..."
—Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide, on Lullaby

"...the most impressive music I have heard from Rival..."
—Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal, on L'Aube
   
WHAT'S NEW
L'Aube [Dawn] Complete audio of Pro Coro Canada's May 29, 2016 performance, which it premiered 10 days earlier at Podium. Earned a detailed review in the Edmonton Journal.
"...the most impressive music I have heard from Rival..."
—M. Morris, Edmonton Journal
Northwest Passage Variations On April 16, 2016 the Sudbury Symphony became the second orchestra to perform Northwest Passage Variations. The Edmonton Symphony reprises it in 2017.
"...stirring and dramatic..."
—B. Shand, sudbury.com
Robert Rival and John Gomez Rival and John Gomez, Ottawa Youth Orchestra Music Director, at a dress rehearsal of The Great Northern Diver. St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, November 28, 2015. Photo by Han Shen.
Complete video and audio of November 2, 2015 world premiere of Sonata for Viola & Piano (three movements).
Spring Complete audio of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra's September 19, 2015 performance.
"an effective work by a composer who writes capably and idiomatically for strings"
—Greater Hamilton Musician
   
UPCOMING EVENTS
Date Location Work Details
2016
Nov 5 Edmonton, AB The Great Northern Diver Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Symphony for Kids. Lucas Waldin, cond. Winspear Centre.
2017
May 14 Vancouver, BC Spring Vancouver Youth Symphony Junior Orchestra. Rick Dorfer, cond. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC.
Jun 16
& 17
Edmonton, AB Northwest Passage Variations Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. William Eddins, cond. Winspear Centre. Also featuring John Estacio's Trumpet Concerto.