March-April, 2005: Touring of a school project with members of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. The project takes students through a whirlwind tour of musical style and prepares them for a stage production of The Great Mozart Hunt, written and performed by world-class bassoonist George Zukerman.
April, 2005: Performance of Balance (2004) by Duo Concertante on a GroundSwell Concert in Winnipeg.
February, 2005: $25,000 Major Arts Award. This award will allow David Scott to concentrate on a large-scale composition project for a period of 10 months. The support of the Manitoba Arts Council is much appreciated.
February, 2005: Performance of Interlinear (2003) on the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival. This work will be recorded by CBC Radio for national broadcast and distributed to the European Broadcasting Union for International radio play. Interlinear was commissioned by Paul Marleyn for the Agassiz Music Festival in 2003.
January, 2005: Premiere of Balance (2004) for violin and piano at Memorial University in St. John’s. This work was commissioned by the Newfoundland-based group Duo Concertante who will include it on tours of California (March) and China (May).
August, 2004: Four premieres of short opera scenes at the Tapestry NewOpera Works Composer/Librettist Workshop, Toronto. Over the course of ten days David worked with four writers–Anna Chatterton, Joseph Maviglia, Steven Mayoff, and Douglas Rodger–to create scenes which were performed, discussed and critiqued by Tapestry Artistic Director Wayne Strongman and Dramaturge Michael Albano.
July, 2004: Premiere of Psalm 70: Make Haste (2002) for SATB choir and organ. Make Haste was performed by Prairie Voices under the direction of Elroy Friesen. The organ soloist was Lottie Enns-Braun. Make Haste was commissioned by the Royal Canadian College of Organists for the 2004 National Convention.
April, 2004: Premiere of Recipe for Tea (2003) for soprano and chamber ensemble. This work was commissioned by soprano Valdine Anderson for a GroundSwell concert which also featured: Laurel Ridd, flute; Daniel Scholz, viola; Judy Siebert, piano; Rob Gardner, percussion; and Michelle Mourre, conductor. Recipe for Tea was recorded by CBC Radio and was broadcast nationally. Text is by the west-coast poet Jim Wong-Chu.
February, 2004: Reading session by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra of a new orchestral work entitled Scylla (2002). Michelle Mourre was the conductor. This work was composed with assistance from a Manitoba Arts Council Composer Development Grant.
June, 2003: Premiere of Interlinear (2003) on the Agassiz Music Festival at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg. Performers were: Sara Bitloch, violin; Aaron Au, viola; Paul Marleyn, cello.
April, 2003: Premiere of Brink: concerto for viola and chamber orchestra (2002) by violist Daniel Scholz and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Roy Goodman. Brink was recorded for national broadcast on CBC Radio.
January, 2003: Performance of String Figures (2001) by the Cassatt String Quartet on the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival. This work was recorded by CBC Radio for national broadcast and distributed to the European Broadcasting Union for International radio play.
April, 2002: Premiere of Gang Related (2001) on the GroundSwell new music series. The work was part of a show entitled Street Scenes by Co-Artistic Director Therese Costes. Gang Related was performed in a warehouse space for an audience that was transported through Winnipeg’s downtown on city buses.
January, 2001: Premiere of String Figures (2000) by the Molinari String Quartet. This work was commissioned by GroundSwell with funds from the Canada Council for the Arts. String Figures was also played in Montreal by the Molinari String Quartet in April, 2001.
January, 2000: Performance of Traffic (1994) by the Hammerhead Consort on the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival.
May, 1999: Various performances of Gravity and Light (1993) by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra during their tour of Italy. Simon Streatfeild was the conductor.
January, 1998: Performance of Gravity and Light (1993) on the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival. Rosemary Thompson was the conductor.
April, 1997: Premiere of Test Patterns (1997) by Ensemble Mondetta at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Winnipeg. Funding for this work was provided by Canada’s Year of Asia Pacific.
April, 1996: Premiere of The Material Plane (1996) by the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. This work was commissioned by the Saskatoon Symphony with funds provided by the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Dennis Simons was the conductor.
February, 1996: Premiere of Circular Ruins (1995) by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. This was a joint commission from the CBC and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Simon Streatfeild was the conductor.
November, 1996: Premiere of Love Songs and Interludes (1994) by Thira on the GroundSwell concert series. Work was commissioned with funds from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Text for Love Songs and Interludes is by Michael Ondaatje from his volume of poetry entitled, Secular Love (1984).
December, 1994: Premiere of Haydn Fragments (1994) by David Stewart, violin and Delores Keahey, fortepiano on the Ivory Echoes Concert Series, University of Manitoba, School of Music.
May, 1994: Premiere of Traffic (1994) by the Hammerhead Consort at Convocation Hall, University of Alberta. Traffic was commissioned by the Hammerhead Consort with funds provided by the Canada Council for the Arts. It is available on the Arktos label.