Blythwood Winds Commissioning fund
For the past two years, Blythwood Winds has commissioned and premiered newly composed Canadian works for woodwind quintet on its Hogtown Roundup concerts. In April of 2015, we had the exciting task of discovering and presenting new compositions from Canadian composers William Rowson, Nathaniel Barnes and Kevin Lau. The addition of this new music to the chamber music repertory is an honour as much as it is an adventure.
This past June 2016 we revisited what makes this city tick with Hogtown Roundup: Toronto Graffiti at Heliconian Hall! That concert was be co-curated by Elisha Denburg, co-Artistic Director of the Toy Piano Composers and General Manager of the Canadian League of Composers. Along with a new commission from Denburg, we featured premieres of works by Jason Doell, and Bekah Simms.
This year we are pleased to bring a concert celebrating Canada's influential and innovative women composers, performing works by Norma Beecroft, Elizabeth Raum, Abigail Richardson-Schulte, Ana Sokolovic, and the world premiere of a newly commissioned wind quintet by Anna Höstman!
Please support Blythwood Winds in its endeavour to promote, perform and celebrate new Canadian music!
Blythwood Winds gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations who have generously supported our recent commissioning and musical endeavours:
Jim Crouch & Lynne Davis
Cheri & Robert Macaulay
Susan & Desmond Norman
Harold & Esther Vander Hyden