I love the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. The Toronto Star has described them as “Canada’s tiny, perfect chamber orchestra” and I agree. While I’ve only done arranging work for them, I’ve done it three separate times and two of those were with the brilliant folk singer (and dynamite human being) Raine Hamilton. The ensemble is so strong musically and so thoughtful with their programming that I’m so grateful if I get any chance to work with them.
In January, I finished up some engraving work with Manitoba-composer, Kerey Harper, hailing all the way from St. Theresa Point. His two works for chamber orchestra and electronics are called Blue Fractals and Circadian Sleepers and they’re really cool and inventive works. He hadn’t had a lot of experience getting the ink on the page for the orchestra, so I was brought in to get the score and parts from ready for the orchestra.
The concert is called Equinox and happens on March 22, 2023. It also features other Manitoba composers, Chris Byman and Kristen Wachniak, who are doing incredible things in the scene here. For more info and how attend, click here.