Malcolm Forsyth Essay For Orchestra

Jubilee Overture

Concordia University Orchestra, Bethal Lutheran Church, Edmonton, AB, November 1, 2016. David Hoyt, conductor

Jubilee Overture

Symphony of the Kootenays, Capital Theatre, Nelson, BC Oct. 17, 2016 + Key City Theatre, Cranbrook, BC. Jeff Faragher, conductor.

The Swan Sees His Reflection

Amanda Forsyth, July 2, 2016 at Cadogan Hall, Royal Philharmonic Chamber Concert. Pinchas Zukerman Festival, London, UK.

Jubilee Overture

West Coast Symphony, Vancouver, BC, June 10, 2016 at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, + June 12, 2016 at Bowen Island Community School, Vancouver, BC, Bujar Llapaj, conductor

Jubilee Overture

Symphony on the Bay, Hamilton, May 15, 2016 at the Burlington Arts Centre, Burlington, ON. Claudio Vena, conductor.

Auyuittuq

Sirens Choir, Charlottetown, PE, May 13, 15, 2016, Park Royal United Church (13th), O’Leary United Church (15th).

Tre Vie: Concerto for Saxophone & Band

San Jose State University Wind Ensemble, San Jose, CA, May 7, 2016, William Street, soloist; Edward C. Harris, conductor.

Jubilee Overture

Symphony of the Kootenays, Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Capital Theatre, Nelson, BC; Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Key City Theatre, Cranbrooke, BC.  Jeff Faragher, conductor

Atayoskewin

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 & Thursday, April 2, 2015, L’Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, Montreal, QC. Lawrence Foster, conductor.

Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra

Sunday, February 15, 2015, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s, NL.  Marc David, conductor; Alexander Savastian, solo

Atayoskewin

Sunday, November 16, 2014, MDR-Sinfonie-Orchester, at Leipzig Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany. Lawrence Foster, conductor.

Three Metis Songs from Saskatchewan

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC. Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Kristin Hoff, soloist

Double Concerto (Viola & Cello)

Thursday, March 6 & Friday, March 7, 2014, National Arts Centre Orchestra,  Southam Hall, Ottawa, ON. Pinchas Zukerman, conductor; Amanda Forsyth, Cello;  Jethro Marks, Viola

Essay for Orchestra

Saturday, 27 April, 2013, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, Showplace, Peterborough, ON. Michael Newnham, conductor.

Trickster Coyote: Lightening Elk, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Thursday, 7 March, Phi Beta Kappa Hall, Williamsburg, VA, USA and
Saturday, 9 March 2013, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, USA. Tara-Louise Montour, soloist, Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin Rous conductor.

Valley of a Thousand Hills, for orchestra

Friday, February 1, 2013 (2 performances 11 am & 7:30 pm), Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Assumption Chapel, Windsor, ON. Robert Franz, conductor.

Essay for Orchestra

Saturday, January 19, 2013, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK.  Kirk Smith, conductor.

 In Perfect Harmony  trio for viola, cello and piano

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012. Concert with Amanda Forsyth, Pinchas Zukerman and Angela Cheng, Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, USA.

Essay for Orchestra

Saturday, 1 December, 2012, Orchestra London, London, ON. Alain Trudel, conductor.

Concerto for Eight, for ensemble

Sunday, 28 October, 2012, Members of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Saskatoon, SK.

Eclectic Suite (aka Pop’s Cycle), for cello and piano

Saturday, 15 September, 2012, Passport Duo, Centretown United Church, Ottawa, ON.

ukuZalwa, for orchestra

Friday, 29 June, 2012, Brott Academy Orchestra, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, Burlington, ON. Boris Brott, conductor.

Atayoskewin: The Dance, for orchestra

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, David Pecaut Square, Toronto, ON. Peter Oundjian, conductor.

Siyajabula! We Rejoice!, for orchestra

Friday, 15 June, 2012, Sooke Community Theatre, Sooke, BC & Saturday, 16 June, 2012,  Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory. Norman Nelson conductor.

Atayoskewin: The Dance, for orchestra

Saturday, 28 July, 2012, Banff Centre for Fine Arts, Eric Harvie Theatre. Julian Kuerti, conductor.

Springtide, for orchestra

Sunday, 8 April, 2012, L’orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Sherbrooke & West Island Youth Symphony, Festival de l’Association des orchestres de jeunes du Québec,
Collège St-Sacrement, Terrebonne, QC. Alain Trudel, conductor.

Sunday, 22 April, 2012,  West Island Youth Symphony,  Beaurepaire United Church, Beaconsfield, QC + 5 May 2012,  Lindsay Place High School, Pointe-Claire, QC. Stewart Grant conductor.

Trickster Coyote: Lightening Elk, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Saturday, 18 February, 2012 – 2 performances of movement “The Bear looks
within“. National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa, ON. Tara Louise Montour, solo;  Boris Brott, conductor.

Atayoskewin: The Dance, for orchestra

6 educational performances, 2 per day – 8, 14, 15 February, 2012, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Springtide, for orchestra

Sunday, 27 November, 2012, Edmonton Youth Orchestra, Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB. Michael Massey, conductor.

A Ballad of Canada, for mixed chorus and orchestra

Friday, 11 November & 12 November, 2011, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Richard Eaton Singers, Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB. Williams Eddins, conductor.

Serenade for Strings

Wednesday, 19 October, 2011, Orchestra London Canada, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, ON. Alain Trudel, conductor.

Serenade for Strings

Sunday, 25 September, 2011, Sinfonia Toronto, Colours of Music Festival, Central United Church, Barrie, ON & Friday, 14 October, 2011, Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, ON. Nurhan Arman, conductor.

A Ballad of Canada, for mixed chorus and orchestra

World Premiere, Thursday, 9 June, 2011 & Saturday 11 June 2011, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa Choral Society, Cantata Singers of Ottawa, Ewashko Singers, Ottawa Festival Chorus, Ottawa Regional Youth Choir at Southam Hall, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON. Pinchas Zukerman, conductor.

After sixteen years of gracing the same stage, Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth are stepping down from the National Arts Centre Orchestra. He is a virtuoso violinist and Music Director, she is Principal Cellist. 

Forsyth – who explains during this conversation why her nickname is "Demanda" – was a member of the Toronto Symphony before the Calgary Symphony hired her as their youngest Principal ever, a post she held for six years.  In 1998, she moved to Ottawa, as the Acting Principal Cellist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and was appointed Principal a year later.

Pinchas Zukerman conducts the NAC Orchestra's concert in Nottingham, England on Oct. 25, 2014. (Fred Cattroll/NAC)Zukerman is, of course, one of the world's most respected and celebrated musicians, conductors and teachers. He has been Music Director of a number of orchestras, in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dallas, Baltimore and – since 1999 – in our nation's capital. June 20th will mark his last stand on the conductor's podium in Ottawa.

They brought not just music to Ottawa, but glamour. Their nuptials in 2004 were dubbed the city's "society wedding of the year".

Pinchas Zukerman, seen playing his Guarneri del Gesu violin. ((National Arts Centre))This online version of the interview is longer than the one we aired on the radio.  It adds reminiscences (some pleasurable, some not) of growing up in homes where music mattered; what it is like to be considered a prodigy; and an explanation of why it feels lonely to be a conductor.
CBC host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld with Amanda Forsyth. (CBC)Mostly, though, the interview is about their devotion to music -- and to each other.

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