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My DMA Composition Recital: Saturday, 9th March 2019, 7:30pm, Walter Hall

posted 22 Feb 2019, 10:46 by Massimo Guida   [ updated 22 Feb 2019, 10:54 ]
So, it seems that my DMA Composition Recital will finally be happening this semester, and if you're free, I'd love it if you'd be able to attend!

The recital will take place on Saturday 9th March 2019 at 7:30pm, in Walter Hall, at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, on the bottom floor of the Edward Johnson Building (80 Queen's Park). Admission is free, so please do feel free to invite whomever you like as well (especially if I've missed anyone!); everyone is welcome! You'll get to hear some fantastic musicians perform some of the music that I've written over the course of my doctoral studies, in case you're curious to hear what I've been working on these past few years.

There will be six pieces of mine included on my recital in total (the first five listed below, which were all written during my DMA, plus an additional piece for choir at the end as well), which will add up to just over an hour of music, plus a brief intermission. A reception will follow in the lobby outside Walter Hall. Hope to see you there!

The programme is:

'Invenzione per Pianoforte,' for solo piano
Amy Seulky Lee – Piano

'A Shropshire Lad,' a song cycle, for voice and piano
Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor – Soprano
Markéta Ornova – Piano

~ Intermission ~

'Three Compositional Studies in Gesture,' for two violins
Eric Kim-Fujita – Violin I
Steve Koh – Violin II

'Sonatina per Quintetto da Camera,' for flute, clarinet, marimba, violin, and cello
Tristan Durie – Flute
Bahar Tavassoli – Clarinet
Jonny Smith – Marimba
Steve Koh – Violin
Amahl Arulanandam – Violoncello
Patrick Murray – Conductor

'Rondo-Allegro,' for piano trio
Virginie Laliberté – Violin
Miso Mok – Violoncello
Jack Zhao – Piano


(Choral work)
Chelsea Van Pelt & Gwendolyn Yearwood – Sopranos
Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor & Victoria Borg – Altos
Ross Mortimer & Kevin Mulligan – Tenors
Michael Broder & Nicholas Borg – Basses
Patrick Murray – Conductor

For those of you who haven't been to the Music Faculty at U of T before, it's located just off of Queen's Park, near the south-western exit of the Museum Subway Station, behind the ROM and the Observatory, and next to the Law Faculty. Once you're inside, you will go straight through the doors into the main lobby; cross the entire lobby, go through the doors, and down both flights of stairs. At the bottom of the stairs, continue straight and go through the doors, which will bring you into the lobby outside Walter Hall; the doors for Walter Hall will be on your right. Here is a link to the map:


I've also attached the poster for my DMA recital, which was designed by Giorgia Pellizzari (www.giorgiapellizzari.com), and which is based on the oil painting 'Wanderer above the Sea of Fog' (ca. 1818), by Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840)

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Massimo Guida,
22 Feb 2019, 10:46
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