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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANADA!
Celebrating the Music of Patricia Morehead
Monday, February 13th 630-8pm
Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph Street, TORONTO
ADMISSION PWYC
$20 Suggested Donation, in support of the CMC

You are invited to join Patricia Morehead and Friends for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANADA! a delightful, Canadian-inspired program featuring a wonderful selection of Morehead's compositions for chamber ensemble, along with the writings of Margaret Atwood and poet John Shreffler.

The concert will be preceded by a Wine & Cheese Reception starting at 5:30 pm

PROGRAMME:
"con amore for b.c." - for Oboe d'Amore and String Quartet*
"It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers" - for Soprano and Piano, with poetry by Margaret Atwood
"Retrograde Variations" - for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
"The Edible Flute" - for Flute and Piano, inspired by the novel "The Edible Woman" (1969) by Margaret Atwood
"Triptych" - for Soprano and String Quartet, with poetry by James & Ian Morehead and Boston poet John Shreffler

Canadian Composer and Oboist Patricia Morehead has created a body of work of exceptional richness and breadth. Spanning the repertory from solo works to works for orchestra and opera. Her music employs a palette of sounds and structures that entice the ear and seduce the mind.

NOTE: All works in this evening's performance will be World or Canadian Premieres, excepting "Retrograde Variations".

PERFORMERS:
The 6ix Quartet:
Sebastian Sallans, violin
Hovnaten Garabedian, violin
Erika Neilson, cello
Laurence Schaufele, viola
Trio Bravo:
Terry Storr, clarinet
Daniel Kushner, violin
Philip Morehead, piano
with
Andrea Núñez, soprano
Jamie Thompson, flute
Patricia Morehead, oboe d'amore
Todd Yaniw, piano
Philip Morehead, piano/conductor

* Introducing The 6ix Quartet, led by violinist Sebastian Sallans

Happy Birthday, Canada! will be livestreamed; for more information about the CMC and Patricia Morehead, please see below or visit: www.musiccentre.ca

Patricia Morehead, composer/oboist, PhD Composition University of Chicago, BM in Oboe New England Conservatory, diplomas from Royal Toronto Conservatory, Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris, and Accademia Chigiana. She is Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Center. She has taught composition and Twentieth Century Music at Roosevelt University, composition, theory and music history at Dominican University and Columbia College Chicago. Patricia was chosen 2002 “Chicagoan of the Year” by John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune as founder of CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
Patricia is 1990 first-prize winner in the “Search for New Music” competition by the International League of Women Composers, and recipient of more than 40 commissions by performers in Chicago and festivals abroad. Her CD's “Good News Falls Gently” and "Brass Rail Blues" are available on the Navona Label distributed by Naxos. Patricia’s compositions are published by Jeanné.
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