CMC Prairie News
The Canadian Music Centre is aware of the concerns for containing the impact of COVID-19. We are monitoring updates from the medical community through the World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada and municipal health departments in cities where our CMC Region offices are located. CMC offices are closed until further notice. We [...]
November 19, 2019, CALGARY, AB – Emerging Composers with a connection to Canada’s Prairie Region are invited to submit their orchestral works to the 18th edition of the CMC Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition for Orchestra with a cash prize of $1,500 and performance by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra during the 2021 edition of the [...]
CPO’s Under the Influence Festival set to provoke all sorts of outrageous and riotous reactions – in the best way
"More than 100 years ago, in 1913, Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring took its first performance at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The twittering dissonance in the music, combined with the jerky movements of the dancers, is rumoured to have caused a riot from the audience. “As human beings, we react to music [...]
"When in 2016 the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus made their Carnegie Hall debut, the main work that they took with them was Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode, an affecting Easter choral piece by the Canadian choral composer Allan Bevan. EdMetro (as they are usually known) is a community choir that was started in 2005 by David [...]
"On April 5, New Works Calgary will mark their 35th anniversary with Alberta Double Bill. In addition to closing out their 2018-19 season, Alberta Double Bill will honour New Works co-founder Quenten Doolittle, who passed in March 2018 at the age of 92. A noted musician and former professor of music at the University of [...]
Check out this comprehensive catalogue of Canadian Band Works from the Prairie Region.