Previous events

May31

Against Nature

The Citadel

Citadel & Compagnie remounts "Against Nature", a dance-opera inspired by Huysen's book. choreography by James Kudelka libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and music by James Rolfe

featuring Alex Dobson, Laurence Lemieux and Koren Thomas-Smith Attariwala-Reeves-Philcox piano trio

May30

Against Nature

The Citadel

Citadel & Compagnie remounts "Against Nature", a dance-opera inspired by Huysen's book. choreography by James Kudelka libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and music by James Rolfe

featuring Alex Dobson, Laurence Lemieux and Koren Thomas-Smith Attariwala-Reeves-Philcox piano trio

May29

Against Nature

The Citadel

Citadel & Compagnie remounts "Against Nature", a dance-opera inspired by Huysen's book. choreography by James Kudelka libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and music by James Rolfe

featuring Alex Dobson, Laurence Lemieux and Koren Thomas-Smith Attariwala-Reeves-Philcox piano trio

May24

Against Nature

The Citadel, 304 Parliament St., Toronto

Citadel & Compagnie remounts "Against Nature", a dance-opera inspired by Huysen's book. choreography by James Kudelka libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and music by James Rolfe

featuring Alex Dobson and Laurence Lemieux

May23

Against Nature

The Citadel, 304 Parliament St., Toronto

Citadel & Compagnie remounts "Against Nature", a dance-opera inspired by Huysen's book. choreography by James Kudelka libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and music by James Rolfe

featuring Alex Dobson and Laurence Lemieux

May22

Against Nature

The Citadel, 304 Parliament St., Toronto

Citadel & Compagnie remounts "Against Nature", a dance-opera inspired by Huysen's book. choreography by James Kudelka libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and music by James Rolfe

featuring Alex Dobson and Laurence Lemieux

Parmela Attariwala, presented by NUMUS

Kitchener, Ontario

I will be performing three of my solo works for choreographed violin, including "Piercing Embrace" and "Frank" (choreographed by Gitanjali Kolanad), and a new work (choreographed by Kelly Arnsby).

Against Hungry Listening--Listening and Love

Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, 36 University Ave, Kingston, Ontario

Part of a listening series connected to the exhibition "Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts" that challenges the ubiquitous consumption of music, including notable composers, musicians, scholars and artists discussing de-colonial, queer, feminist, black and Indigenous-specific forms of listening. This is a free and evolving event series.

I will be creating music (in real-time) to Peter Morin's video scores, "Listening and Love"

For more information see https://agnes.queensu.ca/event/details/against-hungry-listening/?platform=hootsuite

Jan20

Esprit Orchestra

Koerner Hall, Toronto

"Constellations" with music by Toshio Hasakawa, Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Claude Vivier, and Christopher Goddard

This concert will mark my 25th year playing with Esprit Orchestra; my first concert having taken place in February 1994. How time flies!

May31

Orchestras Canada IDEA declaration, background research and reflections; presented by Soraya Peerbaye and Parmela Attariwala

Calgary

May19

Challenging equity in Canadian orchestras: Is Change Possible?--Muscan Conference Paper

Grant MacKewan University--Downtown campus, Edmonton

Canadian University Music Society 2018 Conference. "Challenging equity in Canadian orchestras" draws upon research undertaken for Orchestras Canada through 2017-2018. In this paper, I will problematize the ethical issues confronting Canadian orchestras in a post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission era; most significantly, the perpetuation of cultural colonialism and exoticism in Western art music's advocacy and marketing strategies. These are issues that will also affect, and ultimately, disrupt the prerogatives of Western classical music's training institutions in Canada.

Nov29

The Brownies

The Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

The Brownies are: Nicole Rampersaud, trumpet Nilan Perera, guitar Parmela Attariwala, violin with guest Rakesh Tewari, drums

It's been years since we last shared our sepia tones with Toronto... $10 or pwyc