Previous events

Jan6

Artist-in-Residence

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Canadian Music Centre--B.C. Region

Thrilled to be the inaugural artist-in-residence at CMC BC's Murray Adaskin Salon for the month of January. I'm there working on a new commission for the Esker Foundation in Calgary. I'm also taking the opportunity to read through the solo violin repertoire housed in the CMC library.

Dec16

The Aphotic Zone (Redshift Music Society)

Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour St., Vancouver

"A deep dive into the depths of the ocean where light cannot reach. A contemporary classical music concert in complete darkness" featuring works by, Anna Hostman, Bekah Simms, Jason Doell, Rodney Sharman Tickets $20 (general) /$15 (students/seniors/artists)

Dec12

NOW Society, performing the music of Lisa Cay Miller

8east, 8 East Pender St, Vancouver

NOW Society Creative Music Series #7 December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm Doors at 8, music at 8:30 $20/10/pwyc

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.