After a busy 2013-2014 season in which my opera When The Sun Comes Out received its second set of performances, this time in Toronto at the Toronto Pride Festival, and my new chamber piece Incantation was premiered by the Turning Point Ensemble in Kelowna, B.C, - on the property of the Quail's Gate Winery no less - I am looking forward to hearing the Sakura Songs and The Sex Lives of Vegetables again. (See below.) Meanwhile I am working on a duo for mezzo and soprano - Your Breath, My Breath - a Dialogue for a Mother and Daughter, by the great Canadian poet Lorna Crozier, OC.
January 2015 Capilano University North Vancouver, B.C.: performance of the Sakura Songs - contemporary haiku songs for voice, flute, cello and piano
June 2015 on Hornby Island, B.C.: a performance of the complete set of The Sex Lives of Vegetables - fifteen songs for soprano, clarinet and piano written to the magical poetry of Lorna Crozier. Lorna will be there to read!
soprano Heather Pawsey
clarinet AK Coope
piano Leslie Uyeda
Coming up in November:
November 2nd, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the UBC School of Music in Vancouver, BC, a performance of Solana's Song - the opening aria from my opera When The Sun Comes Out. The soloist is the marvellous Canadian soprano Teiya Kasahara (www.teiyakasahara.com) with fabulous pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (www.iwaasa.com). The conference (November 2 - 4) Race-ing Queer Music, is presented by the LGBTQ Study Group of the American Musicology Society. The concert is open to the public. Hope to see you there.