2014—2015


BOATS AND BALLOONS

September 3, 2014 @ 7:30 PM • Heliconian Hall

Cellophone presents an evening of brand new music for Cello and Saxophones. New works by Sean King, Robert Lemay, Kevin Baldwin, and my piece Boats and Balloons, inspired by the artwork of Conrad Furey.




SLEEPING GIANT at TIFF

September 5, 2014 @ 9:15PM • TIFF Bell Lightbox

Sleeping Giant, written and directed by Andrew Cividino, will be playing as part of Short Cuts Canada Programme 1. This will be the North American premiere for the film, the third time that a film I have scored has appeared at TIFF.




NEW MUSIC 101: Toy Piano Composers and the Bicycle Opera Project

September 8, 2014 @ 7PM • Toronto Reference Library

TPC and BOP are teaming up to share some of the best DIY Opera in Toronto. Included will be my short comedy a little rain must fall (David Yee, Libretto). I will also be sharing a bit about writing opera today.




PANDORA’S BOX

September 20 @ 8PM • The Music Gallery

TPC will be presenting new works for invented instruments, featuring the TPC Composers, the TPC Ensemble, Anthony T. Marasco, and Jason Doell!





TO BE ANNOUNCED II

November 29 @ 8PM • Heliconian Hall

Co-hosting TPC’s second installment of the Two Be Announced series. Featuring new works by Patrick Arteaga, Jay Caron, Shelley Marwood, Nathan Petitpas, and Beka Simms.





SLEEPING GIANT at CANADA’S TOP TEN

January 9, 2015 @ 9PM • TIFF Bell Lightbox

Sleeping Giant, written and directed by Andrew Cividino, will be playing as part of Canada’s Top 10 at Tiff Bell Lightbox.






GRIT

January 24, 2015 @ 8PM • Heliconian Hall

My piece Boats and Balloons will be reprised by CelloPhone at TPC’s third concert of the season! Come hear new works by the Toy Piano Composers and guest composer Jose Puello!

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BRANTWOOD

April 14-25, 2015 • Brantwood School, Oakville

This is truly one of the most unique and ambitious project I’ve ever been involved with. Sheridan College will be presenting a site-specific musical that explores 100 years of Brantwood High School. Co-created by Mitchell Cushman and Julie Tepperman, with original book and music by Anika Johnson, Britta Johnson, and Bram Gielen. I am the lead sound designer and orchestrator of much of the music.

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FOSSEGRIM

June 13, 2015 @ 8PM • The Music Gallery

My immersive opera The Moon, will be part of a set of 3 innovative operas being presented on the Music Gallery’s Post Classical Series and Season Finale! Featuring members of Grex, Percussionist Nathan Petitpas, and stage direction by Erik Thor.

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PAST CONCERTS

2013—2014


CMC ONTARIO SCORE READING CLUB

September 18, 2013 @ 7PM • Chalmers House, 20 Saint Joseph St., Toronto

The third volume of the CMC Ontario Score Reading Club features three exciting pieces! Adam Scime presents my piece Walking, Jeremy Strachan presents 5√5 by Udo Kasemets, and Allison Cameron presents Burdocks by Christian Wolff. The event is free and you do not need to read music to attend! This is a great way to share, discuss, and listen to new music.


OPERA BRIEFS

September 19, 20, 21, 2013 @ 7PM

September 22, 2013 @ 2PM • Ernest Balmer Studio • 9 Trinity St., Distillery District, Toronto

An intimate show new opera shorts. New pieces by librettists Nicolas Billon, Julie Tepperman, Morris Panych, and David Yee, and composers Jocelyn Morlock, Cecilia Livingston, Patrick Arteaga, and myself. GET TICKETS


TPC TURNS 5!

October 12, 2013 @ 8PM • Gallery 345 • 345 Sorauren Ave., Toronto

Join TPC for a celebration of our fifth anniversary, with re-imaginings of our favourite TPC works from the past five years, including my piece Walking. Featuring the TPC Ensemble and junctQín keyboard collective. GET TICKETS



PETER IN THE GALLERY: CHILDREN’S TALES FOR WIND ENSEMBLE

October 20, 2013 @ 2PM • Gallery 345 • 345 Sorauren Ave., Toronto

Following up on their fantastic children’s concert in the spring, Musica Reflecta is reprising their performance of Peter and the Wolf, as well as a second performance of my Mini Concerto No. 1, this time for piano and wind ensemble—instead of string quartet. This kid-friendly show is 50 minutes—a perfect musical afternoon with the little ones!

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KAREN KIESER PRIZE CONCERT

January 31, 2014 @ 7:30PM • Walter Hall • Faculty of Music • University of Toronto

A concert featuring my piece Walking, with recent pieces by previous winners Katerina Curcin and Kevin Lau, as well as works by Cecilia Livingston and Gabriel Prokofiev. This event is Free!


TO BE ANNOUNCED

February 8, 2014 @ 8PM • Heliconian Hall • 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto

I’m putting on my producing hat for this one. Awesome new works by 5 emerging composers: Jason Doell, Sophie Dupuis, August Murphy-King, Robert Taylor and Tyler Versluis. GET TICKETS




ESSENTIAL OPERA: ETIQUETTE/REGINA/HEATHER

April 5, 2014 @ 7:30PM • Heliconian Hall

Essential Opera presents three innovative works by Monica Pearce, Elisha Denburg, and my work Heather, with libretto by Julie Tepperman.






TENSION/RESOLUTION: NEW MUSIC FOR HARP & ENSEMBLE

April 12, 2014 @ 8PM • Heliconian Hall • 35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto

Tensions build... and it will be music to your ears! Guest Harpist Angela Schwarzkopf and the TPC Ensemble take on new works by the toy piano composers. GET TICKETS


BICYCLE OPERA PROJECT

July - August, 2014

The Bicycle Opera Project has included my comedic opera, a little rain must fall (libretto David Yee) as part of their 2014 summer tour.


2012—2013 SEASON

DMA Recital

October 9, 2012 7:30 PM • Walter Hall, Toronto

A presentation of the chamber music I’ve composed over the last three years.





We Started a Band • The Toy Piano Composers

October 27, 2012 • 8PM • Heliconian Hall, Toronto

The Toy Piano Composers have started a band! They will be playing new works by members of the Toy Piano Composers including my piece, Before She Woke Up... which was written for flutist Katherine Watson.




The Bicycle Opera Project at The Green Door Cabaret

December 22, 2012 • 8PM • Lower Ossington Theatre, Toronto

Hannah and Paige and the Zombie Pirates will be performed as part of the Bicycle Opera Project, which is being presented by The Green Door Cabaret. Also featuring works by Juliet  Palmer, Anna Höstman, Adam Scime, and Brian Harman.

Lower Ossington Theatre Green Door Cabaret



Artistic Differences • The Toy Piano Composers

February 2, 2013 • 8PM • Heliconian Hall, Toronto

My new piece Walking, based on the animation by Ryan Larkin, will be performed by the Toy Piano Composers Ensemble, along with works by Monica Pearce, Patrick Murray, Glenn James, Fiona Ryan, and Christian Floisand. Tickets available through the Toy Piano  Composers’ website.

The Toy Piano Composers


Array at the COC • Array Ensemble • Toy Piano Composers

March 19, 2013 • 12PM • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto

The Array Ensemble will be reprising their concert Encounters, featuring works by the Toy Piano Composers, including my chamber piece Icarus. Other works by Fiona Ryan, Elisha Denburg, Monica Pearce, Ruth Guechtal, and Christian Floisand. This concert is part of the free noon-hour series at the Richard Bradshaw Ampitheatre.


threshold • The Toy Piano Composers • Ensemble Paramirabo

February 21, 2013 • Bentley Chamber Music Studio, Banff

February 28, 2013 • German Club, Regina

March 21, 2013 • 8PM • Artword Artbar, Hamilton

March 23, 2013 • 8PM • Heliconian Hall, Toronto

March 25, 2013 • 8PM • O Patro Vys, Montréal

A new piece of mine will be written for Montréal based ensemble Paramirabo, in this joint production/tour with the Toy Piano Composers

The Toy Piano Composers

Ensemble Paramirabo


Peter & the Dinosaurs • Musica Reflecta • Madeleine Collective

May 5, 2013 • St. Barnabas Anglican Church • 361 Danforth Ave., Toronto

A concert of live storytelling with art and music. This concert features a performance of Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf, Dean Burry’s Carnival of the Dinosaurs, and my Mini Piano Concerto No. 1 for young pianist Laurelle Lassonde!

www.madeleinecollective.com

                                   www.musicareflecta.ca


Story Telling Music • Trio Laurier

June 7, 2013 • 8PM • Gallery 345 • 345 Sorauren Ave., Toronto

Diana Lam, Matty Walton, and Jeff Stonehouse will be reuniting to do their first concert in Toronto, which will include the piece they commissioned by me, Chaos, Order, Dissolve. Come check it out!





Premieres II • The Thin Edge New Music Collective

June 8, 2013 • 8PM • Ernest Balmer Studio • 55 Mill St., Building 58, Toronto

June 9, 2013 • 8PM • The Button Factory, 25 Regina St. S, Waterloo

The Thin Edge New Music Collective presents five newly composed works by emerging composers from Canada and abroad, including Molly Fishman, Sally Norris, Ryan Trew, Huw Webb, as well as myself.

www.thinedgenewmusiccollective.com



Copyright © Chris Thornborrow 2014


 
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