Vivian Fung

News from Vivian Fung, WMCT 2017 commissioned composer

Vivian sends her January 2019 Newsletter:

Happy New Year!  2018 was a busy year, with the premiere of my Earworms for orchestra, Shifting Landscapes for piano quartet for Ensemble Made in Canada’s Mosaique Project, and The Ice Is Talking for ice blocks and electronics commissioned by the Banff Centre. I’m also proud to have written on Motherhood and the Creative Process (According to Five Canadian Composers) which appeared in the blog Music on Main.

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WMCT “Alumnae” in concert: Rachel Mercer plays Vivian Fung

Rachel Mercer, cellist, winner of the first WMCT Centennial Scholarship in 1997, and of many other prizes since then, performs an all-Canadian programme for cello with electronics, including a new work by Vivian Fung, WMCT’s 2017 commissioned composer.
Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph (Wellesley Subway)
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 5:30pm
General Admission, $15 Advance / $20 at the door

Another new work by Vivian, “Earworms”, will be given its Toronto premiere by the National Arts Centre Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall on March 24.

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Vivian Fung at Roy Thomson Hall

Two works by Vivian Fung, WMCT’s commissioned composer in 2016, will be performed at Roy Thomson Hall.  Dust Devils on March 3, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Peter Oundjian, and Earworms, a newly commissioned work with the National Arts Centre Orchestra conducted by Alexander Shelley, on March 24.  More information.

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“Outstanding concert”… James Sommerville

Bounce world première – “full of suspense and mystery”.
Penelope Cookson, WMCT Artist Selection Committee member shares her views of Sommerville concert.

James Sommerville presented an outstanding concert in Walter Hall for Music in the Afternoon Nov. 24. The French horn is not often featured in recital, and this was a marvellous opportunity to hear the instrument masterfully played in an intimate setting. Sommerville was accompanied by Peter Longworth,

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World Première – Nov. 24

World Première – WMCT Commission

Hear the world première of Bounce a new horn Trio written by Canadian composer Vivian Fung. Inspired by Fung’s 9-month-old son Julian, it will be premièred by James Sommerville, French horn, Scott St. John, violin and Peter Longworth, piano at the Nov. 24th concert.
It’s a WMCT commission.

Meet the composer:   Vivian Fung will attend the world première.

More information about Bounce


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