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February 8, 2020
String Quartet #4 (2018) performed by the Ironwood String Quartet at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg.  Concert presented by GroundSwell, Inc.

August 2019
Interlinear (2003) performed at the Rosamunde Chamber Music Festival at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg.  Performance by Elation Pauls, violin; Daniel Scholz, viola; Yuri Hooker, cello.

August 2019
D’apres les lignes de Guillevic (2011/2019) performed at the Prairie Cello Institute in Regina, Saskatchewan.  Performance by Simon Fryer, Scott McKnight & Brian Yoon.

May 2019
Canadian premiere of White Field (2018) by Esprit de Choeur at Crescent Fort Rouge Church, Winnipeg.

February & May 2019
Disordered Songs (2005) performed by soprano Janice Isabel Jackson and pianist Barbara Pritchard.  Here are the performance locations and dates:
The Music Room, Halifax Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7 PM
La Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur, May 19, 2019, 4 PM
It is such an honour to have my music performed by these fabulous artists!

January 27, 2019
The Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the University of Winnipeg, are pleased to present,
The Music of Remembrance: Songs from the Ringelblum Archive 
Sunday, January 27, 2019 2:00 PM (free admission)
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg.

August 8 – 13, 2018
White Field (2018) given 6 concert tour in Iceland.  Winnipeg women’s choir Esprit de Choeur toured to the following venues:
-August 8: Harpa Concert Hall summer series, 4PM
-August 9: Skaholt concert, 8PM
-August 11: Westman Islands concert, 8PM
-August 12: Reykjavik–Bustadakirkja, 11AM + 12:15PM
-August 13: Kaldalon Hall, Harpa Concert Hall, 7PM

June 15, 2018
The Agassiz Music Festival in Winnipeg premiered my String Quartet #4 (2018) at the University of Winnipeg on Friday, June 15 at 7:30 PM.  The annual Winnipeg festival ran from June 9 to June 15. Check out #AgassizFest2018 for more details.

April 13, 2018
Songs from the Ringelblum Archive performance at the University of Manitoba Desautel Faculty of Music.  The piece was presented as part of Elena Howard-Scott’s graduating recital from the Faculty of Music.  Performers: Elena Howard-Scott, soprano; Hannah Humphreys, violin; Natalie Dawe, cello; Lisa Rumpel, piano

January 31, 2018
All 11 songs of my cycle Disordered Songs (2005) was performed by students of the vocal interpretation class in Eva Clare Hall at the University of Manitoba.

December 13, 2017
Premiere of Ritornello (2017) with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

October 15, 2017
Ritornello (2017) for flute, oboe, violin and strings [4,4,3,2,1] completed.  This ten-minute work was commissioned with financial support from the Manitoba Arts Council. Ritornello will be premiered on December 13, 2017 by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in Winnipeg.

March 2017
Songs from the Ringelblum Archive (2017) for soprano, tenor, violin, cello and piano completed.  This fifteen-minute work is in six movements:

1) This Song; 2) Spider; 3) Rain; 4) Night; 5) Joker; 6) Miracle.

Songs from the Ringelblum Archive was premiered in April, 2017.  It is a setting of poetry by various poets from the Warsaw Ghetto.

January 28, 2017
Scylla (2003) for orchestra was performed in a reading session by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  Gary Kulesha conducting.

November 15, 2016
Madrigals (2016) for men’s choir (TTBB) completed.  This six-minute work is in two movements: 1) The Shimmering; 2) Offerings and is a setting of poetry by Joy Kogawa.

October 1, 2016
Velox et Sordida (2016) for piano solo, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin, cello, bass completed.

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