The Fall Of 2020

The Fall Of 2020

Does the title of this article — The Fall Of 2020 — sound a little too dire? I didn’t mean it to, when we have so much good news to share. I wrote it thinking about the time of year, not realizing then how ominous it sounded. But afterwards I decided that making...
Saturday In The Park With Mark

Saturday In The Park With Mark

On Saturday, September 19, I had the rare pleasure of reading ten poems I wrote during lockdown, accompanied by one of this city’s great musicians — flutist-extraordinaire (and WCMA’s new Classical Musician of the Year!) Mark Takeshi McGregor — in George...
Introducing New CMC BC Administrator Heather Molloy

Introducing New CMC BC Administrator Heather Molloy

The Canadian Music Centre in BC is excited to introduce our new BC Administrator, Heather Molloy. Heather Molloy joins CMC BC with a strong background in arts administration, having worked in a supervisory role in the box office at Bard on the Beach; as well as for...
Wishing You All The Joy That Summer Can Offer

Wishing You All The Joy That Summer Can Offer

I thought it would be helpful to provide a brief update on our plans for the rest of the summer as we take some time to allow staff a needed break and begin to prepare for the fall. Today marks the last release until September of our Unaccompanied Online Concert...
First Annual Elliot Weisgarber Workshop

First Annual Elliot Weisgarber Workshop

The Canadian Music Centre in BC is pleased to announce the First Annual Elliot Weisgarber Workshops, a free online seminar for emerging composers under 30. Drawing on the success of our Jean Coulthard String Quartet Readings, the Elliot Weisgarber Workshops are...
Looking Back, Moving Forward

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Greetings! Having survived the Ides of March and a Spring that seemed so full of peril, I thought we should take a brief look back to review what we’ve managed to accomplish over the past six months or so, as well as cast our gaze ahead towards some of our plans...
Love, Fear, and Hope In An Age of Anxiety

Love, Fear, and Hope In An Age of Anxiety

Amazingly, despite the fact Time itself seemed to stand still for weeks on end through April and into May, it somehow has managed to march on, bringing Spring itself in its wake. And if no further proof were needed that time has indeed progressed, our hair is now even...
The World To Come

The World To Come

Dear Friends and Colleagues: As government agencies begin talking about tentative steps to begin re-opening economies and cultures in the next few weeks, it’s important we take the time now to discuss and plan for a better future. Which requires some assessment...