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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014


January 25 - February 2, 2014

Festival webpage: www.music.utoronto.ca/events/nmf

Gabriel ProkofievPaul Chihara

Gabriel Prokofiev, Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitor in Composition
Paul Chihara, Louis Applebaum Distinguished Visitor in Film Composition
Norbert Palej, Festival Coordinator

ROGER D. MOORE DISTINGUISHED VISITOR IN COMPOSITION
Gabriel Prokofiev is a London-based composer, producer, DJ and founder of the NONCLASSICAL record label & club night. Composing music that both embraces and challenges western classical traditions, Gabriel (grandson of Sergei) has emerged at the forefront of a new approach to classical music in the UK at the beginning of the 21st century. His Concerto for Turntables was performed at the BBC Proms in August 2011 to critical acclaim, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski with world champion DJ Switch as soloist, and broadcast on BBC2 television. Other recent works include a poly-stylistic ‘orchestral remix’ of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony commissioned by John Axelrod and the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, France, performed sold-out concert halls in Angers and Nantes in June 2011; a 3rd String Quartet premiered by the Ruysdael Kwartet at the Wigmore Hall in 2010; ‘import/export/ a percussion suite for Global Junk, toured in UK & USA by Joby Burgess’s Powerplant; and a book for Solo Piano recorded by Russian virtuoso GéNIA.[more]

LOUIS APPLEBAUM DISTINGUISHED VISITOR IN FILM COMPOSITION
Paul Chihara
Paul Chihara received his doctorate degree (D.M.A.) from Cornell University, also studied with the renowned pedagogue Nadia Boulanger in Paris, Ernst Pepping in Berlin, and with Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood.   He has received many awards, from The Lili Boulanger Memorial Award (1962), the Naumberg Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Fellowship, the Aaron Copland Fund, and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as commissions from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New Japan Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New Juilliard Ensemble, Continuum, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Harlem String Quartet. He was composer-in-residence at the San Francisco Ballet from 1973-1986, as well as the first composer-in-residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, under Neville Marriner. [more]


COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Festival Opening Concert
University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra
David Briskin, conductor
DJ Madhatter, guest artist
Rebecca MacLeod, violin solo
S. Prokofiev: Selections from Cinderella (Matthew Poon, graduate student conductor)
G. Prokofiev: Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra
G. Prokofiev: Spheres for violin and string orchestra (Maziar Heidari, graduate student conductor)
S. Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet (arr. David Briskin)
7:30 pm. MacMillan Theatre. $30 adult, $20 senior, $10 student

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Walter Buczynski Birthday Concert - Celebrating the 80th birthday of Canadian composer and Professor Emeritus Walter Buczynski, the concert features his violin sonata, Suite 1;2;3, vocal works and the premieres of his piano sonatas nos. 8 and 9. Performers: William Aide, piano, Walter Buczynski, piano, Richard Herriott, piano, Ilya Poletaev, piano, Gregory Oh, piano, Melanie Conly, soprano, Jesse Clark, baritone, Joseph Macerollo, accordion, Joe Phillips, double bass, Talisker Quartet, Mark Fewer, violin, Peter Longworth, piano.
2:30 pm. Walter Hall. Free

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Strange Matter – a concert presented by Esprit Orchestra in collaboration with the New Music Festival featuring music by Gabriel Prokofiev and others. Pre-concert talk at 7:15 pm.
8:00 pm. Koerner Hall. For tickets call 416-408-0208
For further information: http://www.espritorchestra.com/

Monday, January 27, 2014
Guest Lecture by Roberto Turrin
"Humor in 20th century music"
12:10 pm. Walter Hall. Free

Monday, January 27, 2014
Guest Recital: Roberto Turrin, piano
7:30 pm. Walter Hall. Free

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Conversation with Paul Chihara
Louis Applebaum Distinguished Visitor in Film Composition
5:00 – 7:00 pm. Walter Hall. Free

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Composers Forum with Gabriel Prokofiev
8:00 pm. Canadian Music Centre.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
NONCLASSICAL Night
with Gabriel Prokofiev
Presented by the Canadian Music Centre. Powered by Audio Blood.
9:00 pm. Canadian Music Centre Performance Space. Free

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
New Music for Bassoon and Percussion featuring Nadina Mackie Jackson and Beverley Johnston in works by Theodor Burkall, Alexandre Ouzounoff, David Lang and others.
12:10 pm. Walter Hall. Free

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Chamber Music of Gabriel Prokofiev I and the winning work of the first annual University of Toronto String Quartet Composition Competition performed by the Cecilia String Quartet.
7:30 pm. Walter Hall. Free

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Chamber Music of Gabriel Prokofiev II performed by faculty and guest artists.
12:10 pm. Walter Hall. Free

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Encounters – Our student composers take a comic turn, with five miniature operas based upon librettos by Michael Patrick Albano. Made possible by a generous gift from Marina Yoshida.
5:00 pm. MacMillan Theatre. Free

Friday, January 31, 2014
Electroacoustic Music
A concert featuring multimedia works with electronics, images, and surround sound by graduate students and festival guest composer Gabriel Prokofiev. Presented by Dennis Patrick.
12:10 pm. Walter Hall. Free

Friday, January 31, 2014
Karen Kieser Prize Concert
A concert featuring the 2013 Karen Kieser Prize winning work Walking by Chris Thornborrow, recent pieces by previous winners Katerina Curcin and Kevin Lau, as well as works by Cecilia Livingston and festival guest composer Gabriel Prokofiev.  Presented by Dennis Patrick.
7:30 pm. Walter Hall. Free

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Master Class with the Composer - New Canadian art songs from the Plangere catalogue, performed by Canada’s next generation of singers in a master class setting led by the composers themselves.
12:10 pm. Walter Hall. Free

Saturday, February 1, 2014
U of T Wind Ensemble performs new music for winds. Gillian MacKay, conductor.
7:30 pm. MacMillan Theatre.
$30 adult, $20 senior, $10 student
Box office: 416-408-0208

Sunday, February 2, 2014
Choral Concert featuring the MacMillan Singers and Women’s Chamber Choir Concert conducted by Hilary Apfelstadt. Includes music by Gabriel Prokofiev and a premiere of the winning work of the Faculty’s 2012 choral composition competition.
2:30 pm. Church of the Redeemer. By donation at the door.

Sunday, February 2, 2014
U of T Jazz Studies presents
a program of challenging original music.
7:30 pm. Walter Hall. Free


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