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Centrediscs Celebrates Launch Of Shadow & Gentle With Free Listening Occasion


Alice Ping Lee Ho (Photo: Bo Huang); Mark Djokic (Photo courtesy of the artist); Christina Petrowska Quilico (Photo: Bo Huang); Larysa Kuzmenko (Photo courtesy of the artist); Christos Hatzis (Photo: Bo Huang)
Alice Ping Lee Ho (Picture: Bo Huang); Marc Djokic (Picture courtesy of the artist); Christina Petrowska Quilico (Picture: Bo Huang); Larysa Kuzmenko (Picture courtesy of the artist); Christos Hatzis (Picture: Bo Huang)

Centrediscs might be celebrating the launch of a brand new launch titled Shadow & Gentle with a listening get together in Toronto on Could 31, 2023. The album options three double concertos for piano and violin by modern Canadian composers.

The double concerto is a kind that dates again to the Baroque interval, the place it grew to become fairly widespread. It’s a option to highlight the virtuosity of soloists towards the richness of orchestral accompaniment.

Violin and piano, usually skilled as a duo efficiency, will not be usually paired in a concerto. The listening get together will give attendees the possibility to mingle and chat with the composers and artists on the album. That features Canadian Music Centre affiliate composers Alice Ping Yee Ho, Christos Hatzis, and Larysa Kuzmenko, together with pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, and violinist Marc Djokic.

Sinfonia Toronto gives the orchestral base for the album, with Nurhan Arman conducting.

“With all the celebs aligned, it was our luck to doc three great Canadian contributions to this participating kind along with two soloists who possess huge expertise with new music,” Nurhan Arman mentioned in a press release.

The Composers

Larysa Kuzmenko

The Toronto-based composer and pianist can also be a Juno nominee. Her widespread items for ensembles and numerous solo devices are rooted in an prolonged tonal and melodic mode, and have been commissioned and carried out by ensembles from throughout Canada, together with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra directed by Peter Oundjian and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Rune Bergmann, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra directed by Bramwell Tovey, the Gryphon Trio, flutist Susan Hoeppner, pianists Anton Kuerti and Christina Petrowska-Quilico, and cellist Shauna Rolston. She is at the moment an assistant professor on the College of Toronto’s College of Music.

Alice Ping Yee Ho

Born in Hong Kong, Alice Ping Yee Ho has turn out to be one in every of Canada’s most distinguished residing composers, with a physique of labor in a variety of genres. She is a a number of award winner, together with the 2022 Nova Scotia Symphony’s Maria Anna Mozart Award, 2022 Barlow Basic Commissioning Award, 2019 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize, 2016 Louis Applebaum Composers Award, and a 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award “Excellent Authentic Opera” for her opera The Lesson of Da Ji, amongst others.

Her items have been carried out by ensembles and soloists that embody the Finnish Lapland Chamber Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, China Nationwide Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Radio Choir, the Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Victoria, Nova Scotia, Hamilton, Kitchener Waterloo, and Windsor Symphonies, the Luxembourg Sinfonietta, Penderecki String Quartet, and plenty of extra.

Christos Hatzis

Greek-born Canadian composer, author and educator Christos Hatzis can also be a Juno Award-winner and at the moment a professor on the College of Music, College of Toronto. His works, which have been carried out extensively throughout Canada in addition to internationally, are sometimes famous for his or her spirituality, and use of non-traditional devices and soloists, together with marimbas and Arabic singers, amongst others. He has composed works in a wide range of varieties, together with scores for dance and ballet.

His works have been commissioned by artists resembling Hilary Hahn, percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, the Winnipeg and Montreal Symphony Orchestras and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet amongst others. He usually spotlights social points resembling local weather change and Indigenous points in his work, which has additionally been recorded on Naxos, Deutches Grammophon, and different labels.

The Soloists

Christina Petrowska Quilico

Christina Petrowska Quilico, C.M., OOnt, FRSC, has a recording legacy of greater than 50 releases and counting, together with 4 that had been nominated for Juno Awards. She has carried out extensively in North American and Europe, and is professor emerita, senior scholar at York College. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2020, “…for her celebrated profession as a classical and modern pianist and for championing Canadian music.”

Marc Djokic

Halifax-born violinist Marc Djokic has a busy profession because the Concertmaster of l’Orchestre classique de Montréal and Music Director of ART CRUSH Ensembl’arts, in addition to a wanted soloist. He’s a a number of award winner, together with the 2020 ECMA Classical Recording of the 12 months for his debut album Solo Seven. He has toured via Canada in addition to internationally, and has carried out with the TSO, Nationwide Arts Centre Orchestra, and others.

Entry is free to the Canadian Music Centre occasion, with pre-registration required. Info [HERE].

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