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ACWC 40th Anniversary

Happy 40th Anniversary, ACWC!

Online Events

SHHH!! Ensemble presents NightCaps

Saturday, June 12th, 9:00 pm EDT

This episode of NightCaps features Leather by Monica Pearce and Moon on Shimmering Water by Patricia Morehead, SHHH!! Ensemble’s celebration of the ACWC/ACC’s 40th anniversary.  The evening will include an interview with Monica, Patricia and Matthew Fava as well as performances of the two pieces.  There will be a YouTube link posted on Saturday morning on all SHHH!!! Ensemble’s social media accounts, as well as here on our ACWC/ACC Anniversary page.

“Muses Today” – Women in Music Festival, May 22, 2021, Moscow, Russia – An International Panel

This International Panel with Carol Ann Weaver, Janet Danielson and Bekah Simms, along with German archivist Mary Ellen Kitchens (a Board Member of Internationaler Arbeitskreis Frau und Musik/Archiv Frau und Musik, with her presentation, “Closing the Gender Gap in Music: Advocacy for Women in Music at the Archiv Frau und Musik (Frankfurt),” available here) as well as French and Russian contributors, focused on women’s musical work internationally.  Weaver presented on Canadian women’s music and ACWC featuring the 40th Anniversary; Danielson talked about earlier prominent Canadian composers – 17th C. Ursuline Nuns, 20th C. Barbara Pentland, Violet Archer + more; Simms spoke about her piece “Skinscape,” for flute and electronics, performed at the May 22 Festival in Moscow. The fest, organized by Anastasia Koshkina, also invited the Canadian ambassador to Russia to address the panel.

Soundscapes and More Panel: Saturday, May 15

The Soundscapes and More Panel,  Saturday, May 15, 2021 featured soundscape/electronic composers, Hildegard Westerkamp, Tina Pearson and Carol Ann Weaver.  ACWC member Emily Hiemstra interviewed the composers, as they discussed their personal stories, what drew them to the field of electronic music, their challenges, their creative process and how they view the future of electronic music.  All three are respected composers in this innovative and ever-changing field of music.  Hildegard Westerkamp is well known for her works that bring in the acoustic environment, while Tina Pearson is an innovative composer whose work often focuses on breath, attention states and altered performance practice. Carol Ann Weaver is a board member with CASE (Canadian Association for Sound Ecology) and has written numerous works using environmental sounds and field recordings This panel is a part of the ACWC/ACC’s 40th anniversary celebrations.  Listen to this panel here.

 

Upcoming Concerts

SHHH!! Ensemble presents NightCaps

Saturday, June 12th, 9:00 pm EDT

This episode of NightCaps features Leather by Monica Pearce and Moon on Shimmering Water by Patricia Morehead, SHHH!! Ensemble’s celebration of the ACWC/ACC’s 40th anniversary.  The evening will include an interview with Monica, Patricia and Matthew Fava as well as performances of the two pieces.  There will be a YouTube link posted on Saturday morning on all SHHH!!! Ensemble’s social media accounts, as well as here on our ACWC/ACC Anniversary page.

ACWC/ACC live-streamed concert from Toronto: postponed indefinitely due to COVID

Here is another of our 40th anniversary events on line concert events.  In partnership with Canadian Music Centre Ontario division we will be presenting a concert of music by current and new ACWC/ACC members: Catherine Bevan, Rebekah Cummings, Sophie Dupuis, Monique Jean, Heather Hindman, Naomi McCarroll-Butler, Roxanne Nesbitt, and Cleo Palacio-Quintin, performed by Amanda Lowry (flute), Naomi McCarroll-Butler (bass clarinet), Marketa Ornova (piano), and Yang Chen (percussion).

East Coast Concert

In celebration of the ACWC/ACC’s 40th anniversary, there was a live-streamed concert from Halifax, Nova Scotia, on March 8th, 2021, at 1pm, AST.  It broadcasted from The Music Room and featured Jennifer King, performing piano works by, Monica Pearce, Holly Winter, Alice Ping Yee Ho, Amy Brandon, and Emily Doolittle.

Watch below!

ACWC Playlists

We’re celebrating music from ACWC members all year long!

You can find all the ACWC Anniversary Playlists here

 

 

ACWC History

Watch the ACWC History Panel from February 2021 below!

Stories from ACWC Members

Interview with Brenda Muller by Patricia Morehead can be found here!

Interview with Sylvia Rickard by Patricia Morehead can be found here!

Did You Know?

Anne Glen Broder 1857-37

Eliza Ann Glen was born in Agra, India, the daughter of a missionary. She was educated in England as singer and pianist, and in the 1880s and 90s gave singing recitals, performed as an accompanist and wrote a book on how to accompany.

About 1900 she married Richard W. C. Broder, an Irish widower, who had emigrated to Canada with his former wife. Annie joined him in Regina, then they later moved to Calgary, where she soon became an important figure in the musical community there.  She was an organist, taught piano and voice, gave recitals and was a music critic for the paper.  During that time, she was also a composer of many songs, with her most popular composition being “The Ride of the North-West Mounted Police”.  Originally it was attributed to A. Glen Broder, which may have been to prevent discrimination due to her gender.  It was arranged for band by John Waldron and was used for many years by RCMP bands.  The titles of many of her other works, such as “Song of the Chinook”, “Northern Harvest” and “Calgary, city of the foothills” demonstrate an embracing of her adopted land.

Please Donate

If you would like to help support celebrations for the ACWC/ACC 40th Anniversary, including special concerts, workshops, projects, publicity and online initiatives, please donate by clicking on the Donation button below. Your support would be very helpful! Any donation of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt. Thank you!