"Crumb: Father-Son-Pupil" concert on October 15, 2016

Date: October 15, 2016, Saturday, 8:00 pm
Venue: The Chalmers Performance Space @ Canadian Music Centre
            (20 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9)

The programme of this concert explores the music of both George Crumb and his son David Crumb, along with works from composers who were influential to George Crumb such as Franz Schubert and Bela Bartok. It also includes a work of one of George Crumb’s pupils and the Toronto Messiaen Ensemble’s artistic director, Gideon Gee-Bum Kim.


Piano Trio No. 2, D. 929, Second Movement
(Franz Schubert)

Six Romanian Dances for clarinet and piano
(Bela Bartok)

Improvisations on an English Folk Tune for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
(David Crumb)


Makrokosmos II for piano No. 7- Tora! Tora! Tora!
(George Crumb)

Song of Grievous Light for flute and piano
(Gideon Gee-Bum Kim)

Vox Balaenae for three masked players (electric flute, electric cello and electric piano)
(George Crumb)

Total Performing Duration: 65’              

Gideon Gee-Bum Kim, artistic director/conductor
Esther Choi, flute,Peter Pinteric, clarinet
Jihye Joelle Kee, violin, Andrew Ascenzo, cello
Maria Hwa Yeong Jung, piano, Matt Poon, piano (guest performer)

Tickets at the door: $20 / $15 (students)

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AAA: ‘pop art’ (pop artist meets symphony orchestra) JUNE 16, 2016


Charles Ives: Three Places in New England

Son Lux: songs

Son Lux: new work

George Crumb: Star-Child: first 3 movements

Andrew Norman: Unstuck

Radio stations and record companies treat pop and classical music as strictly separate market segments, a fact unheeded by countless musicians and music lovers for decades. In all sorts of ways, the musical boundaries between pop and art – between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture – are overstepped, blurred and even obliterated. As part of the AAA Festival based on the theme ‘pop art’, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is exploring this exciting fringe area. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Holland Festival and pop artist Son Lux, are joining forces to take part in an adventurous encounter.

June 16, 2016 (Thursday)

Price: € 20.70 - € 42.50

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Two Works by George Crumb will be performed and held at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, May 11

Two Works by George Crumb featuring Apparition and Voice of the Whale.

Wednesday Lunchtime Recital - Liam Wooding, Jennifer Maybee, Abigail Sperling and Matti Balzat

Liam Wooding (piano), and fellow Conservatorium student Matti Balzat (cello), are joined by another young musical star Abigail Sperling (flute) and veteran soprano Jennifer Maybee for two works by daring American avant-garde composer George Crumb.

It will be held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Silverdale, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand on May 11.

May 11, 2016 1:00pm

Tickets: $5 on entry

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Bargemusic Series in NY - March 25, 2016

Quattro Mani is playing on the Bargemusic Series in NY. Bargemusic is a classical music venue and cultural icon in Brooklyn. Founded in 1977, it is housed on a converted coffee barge moored at Fulton Ferry Landing on the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. Their website is www.bargemusic.org for more information. Some of you have been known to travel to NY (or live in NY) so I hope you can join us on March 25. The program includes Poulenc, Schumann, Brahms, Crumb and Corigliano.