Join us for free concerts and workshops by our talented faculty and students, and exciting World Premieres by local Canadian composers.
November 20-26, 2017 -
Canada 150 Celebration!
What’s on this year:
Tuesday November 21 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 pm (doors at 7:00 pm), Wood Hall – Open to the Public, Free Admission
Special Live Screening “in delay” of the ISCM World New Music Days 2017 held in Vancouver Nov 2 – 8
Ensembles and works featured:
Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (ECM+), performs Canadian composer Ana Sokolvic’s new violin concerto, Evta, performed by Andréa Tyniec and the ECM+ conducted by Véronique Lacroix, from the Roundhouse Performance Centre, Vancouver.
The Victoria Conservatory of Music is very pleased to present a special screening highlights from the ISCM World New Music Days 2017. This screening will showcase Canadian works from concerts by the Elektra Woman’s Choir and the Ensemble contemporaine de Montréal. Christopher Reiche Boucher, President of the Canadian League of Composers, will host this event. The International Society for Composers World New Music Days 2017 is hosted by the Canadian League of Composers and Music on Main in Vancouver from November 2 to 9 and includes more than 20 performances with compositions by composers from all over the world.
Wednesday November 22 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, 3rd Floor, room 302 – Open to the Public, Free Admission
Winds and Brass Masterclass, hosted by Department Head Emily Nagelbach:
Students from the VCM’s Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music, Winds and Brass Department, gather to perform and be coached on Canadian Works.
Note: Limited Seating Available – Please RSVP to Emily Nagelbach (Dept. Head) firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday November 23 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 pm, Wood Hall – Open to the Public, Free Admission
VCM BC Fiddle Orchestra – Canadian Fiddle Jam with Daniel Lapp
Daniel Lapp and the BC Fiddle Orchestra invite one and all to bring along their fiddles and join in a fun-filled hour of traditional Canadian fiddle tunes led by fiddle master Daniel Lapp, Director of the BC Fiddle Orchestra program, and Artistic Director of the VCM’s Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music.
Friday November 24 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm), Wood Hall – Open to the Public, Free Admission
VCM Faculty Concert – CANADA ON KEY
Saturday November 25 2017, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, 2nd floor, West Wing, room 224 (Theory Classroom) – Open to the Public, Free Admission
Songwriting Workshop with Canadian Singer-Songwriter Colleen Eccleston
“A dangerous blend of skillful song writing and gorgeous vocals makes Colleen an artist whose work is timeless and a must have for any true music aficionado’s collection.” Naomi De Bruyn Linear Reflections
Join renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Colleen Eccleston, as she discusses songs written by local young talented songwriters, and shares her wisdom and many years experience writing songs.
There will also be a surprise songwriting challenge for the participants, so bring your pencil, and your voice!
Space is limited, so please RSVP with Micki Stirling, Animateur
The Victoria Conservatory of Music is pleased to be part of the 2017 celebration of Canadian composers and performers. Please visit the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations for more information.
History of Canada Music Week®
Canada Music Week® was initiated in 1960 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association (CFMTA). Canada Music Week is celebrated during the third week of November.
In 1957 Violet Isfeld, who was then president of the Canadian Federation of Music Teacher’s Association, proposed that a National Week for Music be initiated in 1960 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Federation. The response was enthusiastic and the celebration so successful that the next year (1961) it was decided by CFMTA council to make “Canada Music Week®” an annual event.