An enriching opportunity, the round table session provides precious insight as the current faculty directly respond to the orchestra`s many pressing questions.
[Individuals: Barbara Smith | Ed Tait | Aiyun Huang | Mark Fewer | Gabe Radford | Sarah Jeffrey | Pascal Giguère | David Hetherington | Gregory Oh | Steve Sitarski | Larry Larson | Leonie Wall | The ever handsome Steve Sitarski | Che-Yen Chen | Heidi Krutzen | Denise Djokic ]
The Dvořák Serenade for Winds, as well as two percussion pieces composed by John Cage, were performed July 1st in yet another immensely enjoyable chamber music concert.
The first Cage piece, Credo in Us, incorporated the radio, blasting various sound clips ranging from current popular music to a French broadcast, as well as piano in accompaniment to the intensive percussion.
Third Construction was a cacophony of rising tension and driving force, a wonderful intermingling of various instruments.
In constrast, the Dvořák provided an exquisite lyrical blend between winds and strings. It was coheisve and harmonious, a truly great collaboration.
[ Kyle Reyes, Colin Frank, Jeremy Dyck, Rosalind Zhang – Cage, Credo in Us | Alex Petrenko, Jacob Mannion, Dave Burns, Aiyun Huang – Cage, Third Construction | Aiyun, Alex, Jacob, Dave | Hugo Lee, Natasha Sullivan, Mike Macaulay, Anna Norris, Kevin Harris, Hugo Rinfret, Nicolas Stephenson, James Tizzard, Olivier Brisson, Emily Lair, Slavko Popovic, Nicholas Kerr-Barr – Dvořák, Serenade for Winds Op. 44 | Kyle Reyes | Alex Petrenko | Jeremy Dyck&Radio | A lonely instrument left onstage by Nicholas Kerr-Barr | Colin Frank | Jeremy Dyck | Kyle Reyes | Anna Norris | Emily Lair ]
June 30th featured the premier student concert, a program which starred four wind quintets with works of Mozart, Danzi, and Reicha. The rich resonance which saturated the hall provided a pleasant consonance of overlapping textures.
[ Kelly Hermann, Gabriele Lemieux, Kevin Harris, Olivier Brisson, David Gazaille – Mozart, Fantasie in F minor K. 594 | Julie Potvin-Turcotte, Nicholas Kerr-Barr, Joshua Wood, Michael Macaulay, Aidan Dugan – Danzi, Wind Quintet in B Flat, Op. 56 no. 1 | Lara Deutsch, Hugo Lee, Emily Lair, Bianca Chambul, Laurence Neill-Poirier – Daniz, Wind Quintet in D minor, Op. 68 no. 3 | Kevin Harris | Julie Potvin-Turcotte | Michael Macaulay | Sara Moorhouse | Natasha Sullivan | Hugo Lee | Bianca Chambul | Sara, Hugo, Emily, Bianca, Laurence ]
Young musicians from far reaches of the globe have met for the 52nd National Youth Orchestra of Canada, lending their talents to what will be a diverse and expressive arrangement of players. But, before we are able to don performance dress and await the first downbeat, eager to produce an intricate plethora of sounds, we first are working in smaller ensembles for our current chamber session.
A strings master class was held June 29th, where the SuperNova Quartet as well as other faculty provided insightful feedback.
The National Youth Orchestra of Canadais Canada's advanced orchestral training institute for musicians ages 16 to 28. Approximately one in three musicians performing in Canada's professional symphony orchestras are alumni of the NYOC. [read more]