Blast from the Past – This Will Not Be Televised

December 19th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

This Will Not Be Televised – NICOLE LIZEE on Vimeo.

This year’s Jules Leger Prize winner, Nicole Lizee, was featured at Open Ears Festival in 2012.  I had a great time conducting this ace ensemble, led by the Penderecki Quartet with DJ P-Love. One of the great pieces of our generation.


Avoid Success: An Interview with John Terauds

December 17th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

A poster from one of my favourite shows, which featured Halo Ballet and some amazing dancers.

As I leave the Music Gallery after a long association, John Terauds at Musical Toronto has written a very nice piece about me. Thanks to the MG for all the opportunities and letting me do my thing, for better or for worse. My last show is GREX + David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion on Dec 20th.

Soundstreams Videos

December 13th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Here are some cool videos of stuff I played in, posted by Soundstreams.

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The Little Match Girl Passion, Dec 20 & 21

December 13th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Little Match Girl Passion FINAL1

All things must come to an end, and so it is with my tenure as curator at the Music Gallery. It’s been wonderful working there with amazing artists and a wonderful team. I’m particularly proud of my last two shows – the Feldman Second String Quartet this past October, and my last show, the Little Match Girl Passion, Dec 20th. This piece for vocal quartet is, as the New Yorker simply put it, “a masterpiece.”

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New Musicworks Website + Article by Matthew Pioro

May 2nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

The Musicworks Magazine website has been overhauled and is looking great!

Back issues are now online – here’s a link to the wonderful article that journalist Matthew Pioro wrote about me a few years ago. The photos (which I love) are by Adam Coish.

Watch Six Pianos from up above.

May 1st, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Here’s a link to the Soundstreams Canada concert I played in at Koerner Hall with six concert grand pianos (a Schimmel, an Estonia, two Yamahas, one Steinway and a gorgeous Bosendorfer). The big hit on the program, no surprise, was the last piece – Steve Reich’s Six Pianos. The camera shot was amazing.
Incidentally, my favourite of the six grands was the Schimmel.

Six Pianos by Steve Reich starts at 1:23.

Nice review in the Globe and Mail of Piano Ecstasy concert + Music for China on May 14

April 28th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Robert Harris, in the Globe and Mail, writes a nice review of Soundstreams’ Piano Ecstasy, last Friday in Koerner Hall.

Read it here
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