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CURRENT PROJECTS
 
—piece for l'Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de l'Ontario français led by Jean-Philippe Tremblay for the Canada 150 celebrations
 
—piece for solo kantele (zither)
 
CD RELEASES

  Windermere String Quartet: Inner Landscapes
 
Traces of a Silent Landscape. Windermere String Quartet: "Inner Landscapes" (2016). Purchase.


 
 
Lullaby. Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: "A Concert for New York" (2013). 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
Windermere String Quartet: Inner Landscapes World premiere recording by Toronto's Windermere String Quartet of Traces of a Silent Landscape on the Pipistrelle Music label. Order CD. Digital release forthcoming.
"[...] a striking and very effective work, quite modern in style but with clear traditional roots. [...] The delicate ending of the final Forest's Lullaby is quite stunning." —Terry Robbins, The WholeNote (April 2017)
Generations/Conversations: Robert Rival Generations/Conversations interview with Michael Schulman for the Canadian Music Centre.
"Every time I experience Mozart itís with fresh ears. Thereís something about the complexity below the veneer of simplicity that just fascinates me and touches me."
Badinerie On Nov 16, 2016, Robin Doyon, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet, and Sarah Ho (piano) gave the world premiere of this light-hearted piece, an Edmonton Arts Council commission, at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton. Stay tuned for a recording.
   
UPCOMING EVENTS
Date Location Work Details
2017
May 11 & 12 Toronto, ON Spring North Toronto Collegiate Institute Orchestra. Debbie Pady, cond. Maytime Melodies. 17 Broadway Av.
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.