中文 | Русский | Français  
     

Markham Contemporary Music festival

Founded by Maestro Kristian Alexander in 2011, Markham Contemporary Music Festival is an annual event that takes place in various concert venues in Markham, Ontario. The Festival promotes the performance of music written worldwide in the 20th and the 21st centuries. It also includes lectures and seminars in both English and French, workshops, master-classes, pre-concert chats, intermission discussions, post-concert receptions, documentary films about the life of contemporary composers, and networking events.

The 2012 Markham Contemporary Music Festival includes the following events:

Thursday, March 29, 2012 
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Markham Theatre for the performing arts
171 Towncentre Blvd, Markham

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra performs compositions by the Canadian composer Brian Current, as well as by Honegger, Stravinsky, and Richard Strauss. For tickets, call Markham Theatre Box Office at 905.305.7469 or visit www.MarkhamTheatre.ca

Friday, March 30, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
International Music Academy
4981 Highway 7, Markham

Lecture and documentary film on the life and compositions of the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (in English). Free admission.


Saturday, March 31, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
International Music Academy
4981 Highway 7, Markham

Lecture and documentary film on the life and compositions of Swiss composer Arthur Honegger (in French). Free admission.


Sunday, April 1, 2012
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Markham Theatre for the performing arts
171 Towncentre Blvd, Markham

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra performs compositions by Stravinsky, Bartok, Richard Strauss, Honegger, and Brian Current. Internationally renowned pianist Christina Petrowska-Quilico plays compositions by the celebrated Canadian composer Ann Southam. Listen to enlightening discussions that stimulate and entertain. Share a glass of Champagne with the musicians after the concert in celebration of the beginning of the spring. For tickets, please call Markham Theatre Box Office at 905.305.7469 or visit www.MarkhamTheatre.ca.