On January 12 Ian Hodges and Charlene Pauls gave the world premiere of Las Blancas Sombras, for soprano and guitar. The work is a setting of poems by Antonio Machado, and was commissioned with financial assistance from the Manitoba Arts Council. The Hodges/Pauls Duo presented the U.S. premiere of the piece in Minneapolis the following week.
On January 27 John Racaru and Carole Pollard premiered Night Music, for violin and piano, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
From February 12 through 24 Matthews will be in residence at the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras, in Morelia, Mexico. During this time he will work on a piano and tape piece commissioned by the centre for pianist Duane Cochran.
From February 8 through 16 the Harrington/Loewen Duo will be performing The Skin of Night on their tour of Atlantic Canada . Concerts include:
Thursday, February 8 King’s Theatre, Annapolis Royal, NS; Friday, February 9 – Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth, NS (Dartmouth Community Concerts Association); Saturday, February 10 – Immaculata Hall, St. F. X. University, Antigonish, NS (Antigonish Performing Arts Series); Monday, February 12 – Arts & Culture Centre, Corner Brook, NL (Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Gov’t. of NL); Tuesday, February 13 – Arts & Culture Centre, Stephenville, NL (Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Gov’t. of NL); Wednesday, February 14 – Arts and Culture Centre, Labrador City, NL (Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Gov’t of NL); Friday, February 16 – First Church of the Nazarene, Moncton, NB (Moncton Community Concerts Association)
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