On October 1, 2002, noted flautist Leslie Newman will present the Canadian premiere of Vertical Garden. The concert will take place at Brandon University School of Music.
On October 19, 2002, Matthews will travel to the Republic of Yugoslavia to attend rehearsals and performances of Lorca Sketches (the European premiere) and Landscape. Ana Simic will conduct the Chamber Orchestra of the Belgrade Faculty of Music in performances in the cites of Belgrade and Novi Sad. In addition to these concerts the composer will give master classes and lectures on his works to students in the Faculty of Music.