Preview: Week of November 18th

There are three events happening this week, all concerning new Canadian music. There’s also one other concert that you should probably know about.

Wednesday November 20th:

7:30 PM: University of Toronto’s New Music Ensemble (GamUT) is presenting works by Canadian composers Chan Ka Nin, Christos Hatzis, and Tyler Versluis, along with works by Pärt, Crumb, and Sofia Gubaidulina.

8:00 PM: This is the concert you should know about. TorQ Percussion Quartet is presenting the complete set of Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano by John Cage, featuring Rick Sacks. This is a concert you should consider seeing, as it is rare to hear this much Cage in one place.

Thursday November 21st:

1:30 PM: Soprano Suzie Leblanc and instrumental ensemble Le Voix Humaines present a program of the four seasons, with works by old masters (including Vivaldi), and a new work by Canadian great John Beckwith. Takes place at Walter Hall, University of Toronto.

8: 00 PM: Thin Edge New Music Collective presents their second concert of the 2013/2014 season, this time, at Array Space. Works by Canadian composers Gary Kulesha and Colin Labadie, as well as Dutch composer Roderik de Man, and American George Crumb are on the program. This is sure to an entertaining (and perhaps dark) concert.

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