Six Hundred Year Anniversaries

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Six Hundred Year Anniversaries
Saturday April 6, 2013 at 8PM at Gallery 345

For Immediate Release – Toronto, March 11, 2013: 1912 and 1913 were auspicious years in the history of the music of our time, marking the birth of some of the most significant composers of the era. To celebrate the centenaries of John Cage, Barbara Pentland, John Weinzweig, Witold Lutosławski, Henry Brant and Conlon Nancarrow, New Music Concerts has organized a very special event. Harpist Erica Goodman, pianist Stephen Clarke, cellist David Hetherington, clarinetist Max Christie, accordionist Joseph Macerollo, percussionist Rick Sacks and of course flutist and artistic director Robert Aitken will perform and reminisce about these giants of 20th century composition. The event will also celebrate the 70th birthday of New Music Concerts’ photographer André Leduc with a display and sale of his photographs from NMC’s archives. There will be door prizes and raffles with plenty of fine food and wine. As a special bonus every full price admission includes a numbered limited edition poster of John Weinzweig created for his 70th birthday by Harold Town, signed by both the artist and the composer. Tickets are $100 (or 2 for $150) and a charitable receipt will be issued for the amount eligible under CRA guidelines.

New Music Concerts has been bringing the world’s most noted contemporary musical art forms to Toronto since its founding in 1971 by internationally acclaimed Canadian musicians Robert Aitken and Norma Beecroft. English Canada’s longest-running contemporary music series, NMC presents recent works of Canadian and international composers in concerts covering many styles and genres, reflecting the face of contemporary music throughout the world.

John Weinzweig (Canada 1913-2006) – Belaria (1992) for solo cello
Witold Lutosławski (Poland 1913-1994) – Dance Preludes (1954) for clarinet and piano
Barbara Pentland (Canada 1912-2000) – Commenta (1981) for solo harp
John Cage (USA 1912) – Etudes Australes No. 31 (1974) for solo piano
John Cage – Ryoanji (1983) for bamboo flute(s) and percussion
Conlon Nancarrow (USA 1912 – Mexico 1997) – Selected Studies for Player Piano
Henry Brant (Canada 1913 – USA 2008) – Mobiles 2 (1932, rev. 1984) for solo flute and six spatially dispersed accompanying instruments.

Six Hundred Year Anniversaries
Saturday April 6, 2013 at 8PM at Gallery 345: 345 Sorauren Avenue

Individual Tickets: $100 (2 for $150)
A charitable receipt will be issued for the maximum allowed under CRA guidelines.
Box Office: 416 961-9594
New Music Concerts: 157 Carlton Street, Suite 203 Toronto ON M5A 2K3
416.961.9594 / fax 416.961.9508 /
New Music Concerts gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts; Toronto Arts Council; The Department of Heritage through the Canadian Arts Presentation Fund; The Province of Ontario through the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Foundation Endowment Fund and the Ontario Arts Investment Fund; The Koerner Foundation; The Mary-Margaret Webb Foundation; The Max Clarkson Family Foundation; The McLean Foundation; The SOCAN Foundation; The Amphion Foundation Inc.; Roger D. Moore; Edward Epstein and Gallery 345.

Media contact:
Francine Labelle/flINK
416 654-4406

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