Posts Tagged: Canadian Brass

NEXUS at Fifty: PART 31: 2011

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AN ALL-TIMPANI PROGRAM    In early March 2011, we participated in two exciting programs. David Kent (timpanist with the Toronto Symphony) joined us a guest artist in an unusual program of timpani works. Together, we premiered Bill Cahn’s new piece “Night Ride” and played his Raga No. 1. Along with the Philidor “Marche de timbales”, Elliott… Read more »

NEXUS at Fifty: PART 30: 2010

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LUMINOUS ACOUSTICS   In July 2010 we returned to Garry Kvistad’s “Woodstock Beat” event at Maverick Hall just outside Woodstock NY. We were joined by Sō Percussion and Steve Reich as we had been in 2008 at the Ojai Festival in California. The occasion was the 40th anniversary of the writing of Reich’s “Drumming”. We too… Read more »

Bill Cahn on new Canadian Brass album

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New Release! The latest Canadian Brass album, “Canadiana”. The title says it all. This is an album that celebrates exceptional Canadian song-makers.  Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is here along with works from popular artists Joni Mitchell, Drake, Daniel Caesar, Shawn Mendes, Rush, Deadmau5, k.d.lang, Lara Fabian, and Bruce Cockburn.  Bill was invited by the Brass to… Read more »

NEXUS at Fifty: PART 22: 2003

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AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION   In 2003 we commissioned a new work from the distinguished Canadian composer Christos Hatzis, thanks to a Laidlaw Foundation grant. We premiered his piece “Four rituals for Percussion Quintet, Chorus and Audience in Dec.2004 in Toronto, and you can hear a 2005 performance at the Baie des Chaleurs Chamber Music Festival in Dalhousie,… Read more »