Montreal's superb contemporary- and experimental-classical string quartet premiers thrilling new works by emerging Canadian composers.
On a peerless, cloudless, 20º Friday, with the early evening sun still drenching the city and people abandoning their workweek for the beaches and neighbourhood parks in droves, an audience of nearly 60 others filled a dark, black-box-of-a-room deep within SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. They had come to the Assembly Room of the […]
Vancouver New Music and the Canadian Opera
Written by John Paton Attending an evening of opera excerpts is fraught with peril. As a listener, you are forced to jump and skip through what is by nature an extended dramatic form. Nonetheless, I found a great deal of interest in this retrospective of Canadian opera. The evening began with a brief introduction by […]