Sanctuary is playing two concerts in March of 2012 in Nova Scotia! After hibernating over the past 6 months and working very hard rehearsing and developing an entirely new collection of original pieces, we are ready to show our new stuff to the world. All of these pieces will soon be recorded for our next CD release in the fall.
Come out and hear Sanctuary’s brand of lyrical, contemplative music at its very best.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM
University Hall Auditorium Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
Tickets at the door: Adults $10.00 / Students $5.00
Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Atlantic School of Theology Chapel
660 Francklyn Street Halifax, Nova Scotia 902-423-6939
Tickets at the door: CASH ONLY Adults $15.00 / Students $10.00
(Turn right at the 1898 Building on Franklin St on the AST Campus)
I will be performing what I think of as my signature piece at the Winnipeg New Music Festival Jan. 28th, 2013 the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Peter-Anthony Togni will be performed with the Elmer Iseler Singers on at the opening night.
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra presents this annual festival in the dead of winter in the center of Canada. It is a bold stroke for this visionary group. Currently, the Winnipeg New Music Festival is an incredible undertaking with more than 50 pieces being performed in just 7 days. Since 1992, the Festival has presented 680 works by 266 composers; half of which are Canadian and local composers. It has been the site of 222 world-premieres and continues to challenge the boundaries of all forms of music. Over the past 20 years the attendance has totaled 155,000 averaging 10,300 per year making the New Music Festival one of the highest attended of its kind.
Coming up on Saturday, May 18th I will be conducting the Upstream Orchestra at the International Festival de Musique Actuel in Victoriaville, Quebec. This performance includes two works by the great contemporary jazz orchestra composer Paul Cram, his piece “Convoy” and the world premiere of “The Magic Order”.
This will be the second time I have had the wonderful opportunity to conduct this incredible group of improvising musicians. In January of 2012, I had a chance to conduct the wonderful, vibrant and intense Witch Gong Game 11-10 by the British composer Barry Guy, which will be repeated in the performance on May 18th.
Witch Gong Game is based on a painting of the same name by the British painter Alan Davies. The 20 piece Upstream Orchestra performed at the 2012 Open Water’s Festival. Have a look at the video of the performance – it was an incredible ride! You can also read a review by Bill Shoemaker here.
Witch Gong Game – Upstream Orchestra plays Barry Guy