Having an incredible summer exploring new music, equipment and techniques, learning slowly but surely, working with some amazingly creative musicians... Valdy returns to Ontario in August and we’ll play together again with jazz pianist Karel Roessingh (Kincardine Music Festival and Brookside Cultural Centre in Midland) and a video session where we will invite fans to join us for the final filming in Fergus, Ontario. We plan to record more tracks more this summer and will have something ready for our October tour which now includes 9 dates mostly in BC and one in Ontario.
Masterclasses happening this summer for the National Academy Orchestra (July 25 with Guy) and Brooke Valley Bassoon Days (August 18-20 for me, the camp runs August 16 – 22) and Memphis! will write more soon... gotta go and mess with my electronics now!
Composer Constantine Caravassilis has won a full Ontario Arts Council commissioning grant to write my next bassoon concerto (working title: Silver Angel) which I will premiere on June 12, 2015 with Thirteen Strings in Ottawa, led by Kevin Mallon. The concert is called Message in a Bottle after a string work by Constatine Caravassilis.
Here are some of our treasured audience comments from the spring tour Raffle Guest Book. Reviews and articles – Winnipeg Free Press (review), La Liberté (Winnipeg) (blog review), Kelowna Daily Courier (review), The Morning Star – Vernon (review), The News Review (Yorkton), High River Times, Daily Courier (advance article), Pender Harbour, Art Seen Okanagan, High River Times (article about masterclass,) the Melfort Journal.. and our interview with the delightful Bill Richardson for Golden West Radio.
First review for the Canadian Concerto Project, Volume One... thanks to the American Record Guide for noticing both our music, our composers and our hair!
Booking Vivaldi Tour – Canada – USA – Japan | 2015 (view postcard)
RECENT REVIEWS & PHOTOS:
Vivaldi Basson Concerti (CD Review): MSR Music | Audio Society of Atlanta | March 2014 | Phil Muse
André Laplante Concert: André Laplante and Friends Make Beautiful Music (Toronto Summer Music Festival)
Concert Photos: Nadina with the Prince George Symphony
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Vivaldi - Concerto #14 in C Minor RV 480 - second movement - Andantino
Vivaldi - Concerto #12 in A Minor RV 499 - third movement - Allegro
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