News: I’m the new curator for Harbourfront’s Summer Music in the Garden

September 5th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

I’m pretty excited to be programming again! Harbourfront has always been one of my favourite areas of Toronto and I love the beauty and unique vibe that the Music Garden has brought to the lakeshore.

Press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Summer Music in the Garden Welcomes Curator Gregory Oh

Harbourfront Centre opens a new chapter for landmark outdoor concert series

Toronto, ON, August 23, 2021 Harbourfront Centre’s beloved music series Summer Music in the Garden welcomes genre-defying “new music revolutionary” Gregory Oh as its new curator for the 2022 season. The award-winning pianist, Dora-nominated music director and conductor takes the helm of this landmark summer event beginning September 2021.

“We are delighted to announce that Gregory Oh is the new Curator for Summer Music in the Garden, succeeding founding Artistic Director Tamara Bernstein. Gregory is an acclaimed Toronto-based pianist, conductor and curator with a remarkably versatile career and a deep curiosity for music programming that is relevant to today’s audiences. We look forward to Gregory’s dynamic vision and our return to the Garden in summer 2022.” – Nathalie Bonjour, Director Performing Arts, Harbourfront Centre.

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Reich’s Piano Quartet on Bandcamp

June 4th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

Our recording of Steve Reich’s Piano Quartet is now on Bandcamp!

New vid with Alex Samaras

May 26th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

The piano sounds pretty good for all of its multiple broken strings and the fact that it hasn’t felt the loving touch of a tuner for longer than Toronto has been under lockdown (a very long time). For you gear nerds, I used a pair of Line Audio CM4s – I think they sound amazing for the price. Love what Alex Samaras did with this (we recorded virtually). New tune by Juliet Palmer with text by Richard Sanger.

Industry Tactics Ep. 77

May 24th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

A fun time shooting the sh*t with a good friend, Dr. Richard Marsella. Forgot to post this when it came out, so enjoy!

New Reich Quartet recording is out! Plus…

May 14th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

So Russell Hartenberger (from NEXUS) just dropped off the latest NEXUS CD, which includes our recording of Steve Reich’s Quartet, which we made a few years back with Bob Becker and Midori Koga, with Ray Dillard at the board.

He also dropped off a copy of his new book, the Cambridge Companion to Rhythm, where I am quoted:

So this was a good day!

Sunflower Sutra

April 29th, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

I’ve been going through old recordings and thinking about new projects. I’ve always wanted to record this work, as well as Vivier’s Shiraz. Turns out I actually will be recording Shiraz in June 2021, so maybe I should try to squeeze this piece in as well. This is a live version from the Music Gallery, recorded by Paul Hodge.

NYO Replay EP. 2

April 22nd, 2021 § 0 comments § permalink

I really loved talking to Emilie LeBel and James O’Callaghan in this interview for NYO Canada. Not only have they written really wonderful music and sounds, but they really got me thinking about some important issues in a very clear way. What is classical music? How should we be approaching music education? What is the path to becoming a composer? Check it out!