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CURRENT PROJECTS
 
—piece for solo kantele (zither)
NEW 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
 
   
WHAT'S NEW
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
Six Pieces Included in the Royal Conservatory of Music's 2015 Piano Syllabus (ARCT level). Sample two. Loan or purchase the score from the CMC.
String Sextet "The Tempest" Complete archival recording of both movements now available.
Sonata for Viola & Double Bass Listen to audio samples from all four movements.
   
UPCOMING EVENTS
Date Location Work Details
2016
Mar 13 Kingston, ON Schubert Fantasy Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak (vn), Michel Szczesniak (pno). Queen's Faculty Artists Series. The Isabel.
Apr 14 Halifax, NS Spring Symphony Nova Scotia. Martin Panteleev, cond. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.
Apr 14 Toronto, ON "What the Bullet Sang"
from Red Moon & Other Songs of War
Senior College Symposium 2016: Life and Death: A Symposium. U of Toronto. Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St. Registration required.
Apr 16 Sudbury, ON Northwest Passage Variations Sudbury Symphony Orchestra. Martin MacDonald, cond.
May 1 Regina, SK Yes, I Can! World premiere. Regina Symphony Orchestra. RSO kids. Singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor's daring duck meets the orchestra.
May 14 Montreal, QC Piano Trio Musica Camerata Montréal. Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur. 100 Sherbrooke East.
May
13-16
Belfort, France Traces of a Silent Landscape Vaughan Quartet. Festival International de Musique Universitaire (FIMU).
May 19 Edmonton, AB L'Aube World premiere. Pro Coro Canada & Opus 8. Michael Zaugg, cond. Podium 2016 Festival & Conference. All Saints' Cathedral.
May 24 Ivrea, Italy Traces of a Silent Landscape Vaughan Quartet. Associazione Orchestra Sinfonica Giovanile del Piemonte. Auditorium Mozart. Corso M. D'Azeglio 69, Ivrea (TO).
May 29 Edmonton, AB L'Aube Pro Coro Canada's season-ending concert. Michael Zaugg, cond. All Saints' Cathedral. Also works by Archer, Fulton & Mealor.
Jun 22 Brantford, ON Overture National Academy Orch. Boris Brott, cond. Brott Music Festival. Sanderson Performing Arts Centre. Jonathan Crow performs Tchaikovsky.
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.