Archive for September 2014

Concert Calendar

Lots of wonderful things happening in this coming year and beyond, what follows are some of the highlights. Please get in touch at for more info

March 2017
11 Performing with Peter Togni and Stealth Duo 
at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont. as part of their NUMUS concert series.

June 2017
9 Performing with the young musicians of the Halifax Schools Symphony Orchestra doing a brand new concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra by the brilliant Peter-Anthony Togni. So great to be around young people falling in love with music again!  More info here.
16 Performing with the 13 Strings Chamber Orchestra in their concert Illuminations. I am playing two concertos: Extreme Unction by Christos Hatzis and Illuminations by Peter-Anthony Togni. Of special note is that Extreme Unction will be recorded for release on my upcoming CD “To Dream of Silence” in the fall of 2017.

August 2017
Performing with Blackwood (Peter Togni and I) as part of the Music Mondays concert series at Holy Trinity church in Toronto

September 2017
15 CD release!
Look for more info here as we roll out the release of my solo project To Dream of Silence 
Performing with Blackwood (Peter Togni and I) and the great Andrew Sneddon at Fort Massey church in Halifax
30 Sanctuary is back! The Sanctuary Trio performs in Annapolis Royal at the Kings Theatre at 7:30!

October 2017
22-24 Blackwood (Peter Togni and I) head in to the studio (Trinity St Stephen’s church in Amherst) with the great Rod Sneddon to record our first duo record. Look for a release in early 2018.

December 2017
15-23 Blackwood (Peter Togni and I) tour Nova Scotia with our very special Christmas concert program. Stops in Halifax, Truro, Lunenburg and more. Keep an eye out here for more details.

Jan 2018
9 I am conducting the Upstream Orchestra in performance at the 2018 Open Waters Festival in Halifax, NS. This will feature a new 7 movement composition of mine “To Dream of Silence”.

Looking forward in 2018  to the performance and recording of Peter-Anthony Togni’s concerto for bass clarinet and orchestra with the Ottawa based 13 Strings ensemble conducted by Kevin Mallon, plus a feature performance of the Lamentations of Jeremiah with the Calgary based professional choir Luminous Voices as part of the Easter 2018 Holy Week.




September 15 2014 · Upcoming Performances

Some great CBC videos I produced with Tom Allen for CBC music

Over the past year I have had the chance to produce two videos with CBC Radio 2’s Tom Allen. Have a look at these two projects. The first is a look at the origins of the Star Trek theme, and its surprising origins in musical history:


The second, this one here, which is trending really well out there, shows us the history of the song of death…. yes, death has a theme song. Check it out:

We’ll be producing more of these in the months to come for CBC music. I’ll keep posting them here.

September 11 2014 · Uncategorized

Great visit to the Sound Symposium 2014

The Sound Symposium is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. Over a week of exploratory, innovative, experimental and truly audacious music performed by musicians with reputations ranging from the extremely local to the completely international. You can brush with fame and real discovery in the same concert, I love it.  Steven Naylor and I had a great experience at this year’s symposium playing as a duo.   One of the nicest things anyone has said about anything I have done was said by Michelle Bush in a blog review of this set, she said:  “I am a bit at a loss for words with this one. It was just beautiful, perfect and such a great contrast to the slapstick nature of the improv musical (that proceeded us). These two know how to listen, to bring about the quiet moments, the slow, the smallest sounds, to make an audience listen to and get so wrapped up in these without even thinking about it.”

You can read the complete review here.

Jeff Reilly and Steven Naylor at the 2014 St. John’s Sound Symposium

September 11 2014 · Uncategorized

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