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Performances 2008-2018
   
 


Photography by Bo Huang


2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


2008

City Night – song cycle of six urban Haiku.  Feb. 7, 2008, Sackville, New Brunswick, Brunton Auditorium (Mount Allison University). Trio concert featuring soprano Helen Pridmore, pianist Simon Docking, and flutist Chenoa Anderson.

WAR! – for electronics, two pianos, percussion, and voice. Premiere performance: March 25, 2008. Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto. CBC’s On Stage Series: Aiyun Huang, percussion. Gregory Oh, piano. Simon Docking, piano. Based on original rap text by Bo Wen Chan.

Angst II for solo piano and large chamber ensemble. Canadian premiere, Toronto’s New Music Concerts: April 11, 2008 at Glenn Gould Studio,Toronto. Audio link: http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/media/20080411leger/01.asx

 Mountain of Eight Spirit for Chinese Orchestra - world premiere, April 19, 2008.Grand Concert Hall of China Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China. Selected work for 2008 Beijing International Congress on Women in Music: Chinese Instrumental Orchestra Concert.

Kami for solo marimba and three percussionists. May 21, 2008, University of Toronto's MacMillan Theatre, presented by Sound Streams Cool Drummings International Percussion Festival. Beverley Johnston and the UT Percussion Ensemble. Concert to be picked up and broadcast over CBC Radio 2.

VIVA Songs - World premiere. Commissioned and presented by the VIVA Youth Singers of Toronto, Carol Ratzlaff director; pianist Brad Ratslaff; Kenny Kirkwood, saxophone. May 24, 2008, 7 pm, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto.

Mountain of Eight Spirits –May 31, 2008; Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, Hong Kong . Chinese Women Composers' Concert, Guangzhou Chinese Orchestra

Drunk Moon – June 7, 2008, world premiere by Ardeleana Trio(flute, cello, piano)and the Yellow River Ensemble(Dizi, Erhu, Guzheng). Commissioned by Ardeleana Chamber Music Society. Blue Bridge Festival, The Festival of Chamber Music, Poetry and Song: the Festival of Chamber Music, Lake Simcoe, Ontario.

ARC – for solo harpsichord. Mary O’keeffe, soloist. World premiere, July 8, 2008; Petro-Canada Hall, 7 pm, Memorial University, St. Johns Newfoundland, a concert of Sound Symposium, recorded by CBC Musicraft with host Francesca Swann.

Dance Concerto – premiere performance, Sept. 20, 2008, Cook, Hall, Memorial University, St. John's Newfounland. The Newfoundland Symphony with dance soloist William Lau, tour performances Sept. 14 to Sept. 20, 2008.
Peter Gardner, conductor.

City Night – October 7, 2008. Helen Pridmore guest recital. Raley Chapel: Yarborough Auditorium, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK, USA.

Evolving Elements – for string quartet and marimba. November 22, 2008. Silver Birch String Quartet with Ian Gisbson, marimba; St. Peter's United Church, 203 York Street, Sudbury, Ontario.

Madcap's Diary – November 29, 2008, Halifax. Vocal concert for CBC Radio 2 Signal. Janice Jackson , Soprano; Michelle Cheramy , alto Flute; Simon Docking , Harpsichord. Two songs based on poems by Carole Langille.

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2009

City Night – January 8, 2009. Patricia Green, mezzo soprano; Midori Koga, piano; Waiter Hall, University of Toronto.

Dark Elements – January 31, 2009. Premiere: New Currents Festival of New Music. Victoria Symphony, Tania Miller, conductor.

Glistening Pianos– March 5, 2009. Walter Hall, University of Toronto; premiere performance by Piano Duo 2 X 10: Lydia Wong and Midori Koga.

Jubilation of Spring – March 29, 2009. Niagara Youth Orchestra. Laura Thomas, conductor.

Lamia – for double chorus and piano, March 29, 2009. Premiere: 2009 Asian Contemporary Music Festival, Polish Radio Choir, Włodzimierz Siedlik, director; Tongyeong, Korea.

Drunk Moon – June 7, 2009, Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, Ontario. Ardeleana Trio(flute, cello, piano), Frederick Yiu(dizi), Patty Chan(Erhu), and Miriam Sue(Guzheng).

Wind Octet – July 31, 2009. Windago's Summer Serenade. Leah McGray Manning, conuctor. The Victoria College Chapel, UT, Toronto.

Evolving Elements – August 3, 2009, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. Beverley Johnston(marimba) and Penderecki String Quartet. Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and Humanities, Ottawa. Launching of Alice Ho's new CD Ming(Centrediscs label)for percussion music.

Caprice – for solo piano. November 1, 2009. High River United Church, High River, Calgary. November 4, 2009. Toronto's Arts and Letters Club. Colleen Athparia, pianist.

Glistening Pianos – Nov. 9, 2009. Piano Duo 2X10 - Lydia Wong and Midori Koga. Alexandra Recital Hall, Eastern Michigan University An All-Steinway Initiative Concert.

Dark Elements– November 18, 2009. Radio Television Symphonic Orchestra of Serbia. Selected work for "The Echoes of Space" - 18th International Reiview of Composers in Belgrade, Kolarac Concert Hall, Belgrade, Serbia.

Fair Maiden from a Distant Land – for string quartet (excerpt from Dance Concerto). November 20, 2009. Atlantic String Quartet, NSO 09-10 concert series. Cook Hall, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Seiren – for flute, cello, and piano. November 28, 2009. CRUSH 09(Denmark's Festival for New Music). Trio Mesosonic: Marinia Skjellerudszeen(flute), Sofia Olsson(cello), Mikkel Moller Sorensen(piano). Musik cafeen, Mejlgade 53, 8000 Arhus C.

Elysian Fields – concerto for piano and orchestra: Chinese Women Composers Orchestral Concert. Evergreen Symphony Orchestra; Yi-Jen Lee, pianist ; Tien-Chi Lin, conuctor. First concert : Hsin-Chu Concert Hall (Hsin-Chu), Nov. 29, 2009. Second concert: National Concert Hall (Taipei) Dec. 1, 2009.

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2010

Dark Waters – for woodwind quintet and strings. January 23, 2010. University of Toronto Ensemble, Leah McGray Manning, conductor. Walter Hall, Univeristy of Toronto.

Thoughts on a Still Night – for SATB choir, January 30, 2010. MacMillian Singers and Bach Festival Singers, Elaine Choi, conductor. Walter Hall, Unveristy of Toronto.

Dance Concerto – Feburary 14, 2010. New Music Concerts, Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto. New Music Concerts Ensemble; William Lau, solo dancer; Robert Aitken, solo flute; Alice Ho, conductor.

Glistening Pianos– February 21, 2010. School of Music, University of South Florida, Music Recital Hall, "Steinway Piano Series". 2 X 10 Duo Piano: Lydia Wong and Midori Koga.

Mélange – New commissioned work for Onnanoko Drumming Ensemble and Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra. Premiere: Feburary 18 & 19, 2010; Glenn Gould Studio

Suite for Violin and Piano San Agustin Duo: Emma Banfield, violin; Diana Dumlavwalla, piano. April 24, 2010. Musica St. James, St. James Anglican Church, 137 Melville Street, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 2A6 

Asian Heritage Month Gala Performance Concert – Alice Ho, solo piano: "Vast" by Chan Ka Nin. Two songs from Iron Road: "Cool Mountain Water" and "Beautiful is the East". Xin Wang, soprano; Alice Ho, piano. Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto.

Sun Goddess – New commissioned work for Onnanoko Drumming Ensemble and the York Symphony. Gregory Burton, conductor. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Premiere: May 29 & 30, 2010.

City Night for soprano, flute, and harp – premiere September 24, 2010, University of Western Ontario. Xin Wang, soprano; Anne Thompson, flute; Sanya Ng, harp.

TorQ Machine – new commissioned work by Toronto's percussion quartet TorQ. Premiere: October 5, 2010. Toronto Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre.

Suite for Violin and Piano – December 4, 2010. San Agustin Duo. Gallery 345, Toronto.

Garage – for solo piano. December 29, 2010. "A Vancouver Premieres Concert". Vancouver Academy of Music. Alice Ho, piano. Same concert featuring Alice Ho as pianist performing with violinist Andrew Dawes: "Late in A Slow Time" (for violin, piano, and narrator) by Chan Ka Nin; "Meditation" by Jules Massenet; "Bango and Fiddle by William Kroll"; "Pachelbel Variations" for electric guitar and piano arranged by Chan Ka Nin.

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2011

Suite for Violin and Piano – January 26, 2011. San Agustin Duo. Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society Concert Series, KMCMS Music Room, 57 Young Street, West, Waterloo, Ontario.

Woman Runs With Wolves – for solo percussion and electronics. World premiere, January 27, 2011. Commissioned by Canadian percussionist Beverley Johnston. Walter Hall, University of Toronto New Music Festival.

City Night – April 29th, 2011, Eckhardt-Gramatte semi-finals: mezzo soprano Erica Iris Hung with with piano collaborator Emily Hamper. Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba.

Dark Elements – May 13th, 2011, Shanghai Concert Hall : 2011 Shanghai Spring International Music Festival. Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra; Zhang Liang, conductor.

Small Arguments – for soprano, flute/alto flute/piccolo, and harp. World premiere. June 7, 2011, Music Gallery, Toronto. Xin Wang, soprano; Anne Thompson, flute; Sanya Eng, harp.

Woman Runs With Wolves – for solo percussion and electronics. July 21, 2011. Stratford Summer music festival. Beverley Jognston, soloist.

Coeur à Coeur – for violin and piano. World premiere. August 1st, 2011. Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts. Duo Concertante: Nancy Dahn, violin; Timonthy Steeves, piano.

Coeur à Coeur – Tuckamore Festival (St. John's) on August 17th. Duo Concertante: Nancy Dahn, violin; Timonthy Steeves, piano. Performance recorded for CBC's Signal.

Solace – for mandolin and guitar. August 20th, 2011: International Guitarfestival Kuehlungsborn, world premiere. A new work commissioned by Duo Daniel Ahlert & Birgit Schwab (mandolin and guitar duo), Germany.

Ballade for An Ancient Warrior – world premiere: September 25th, 2011. Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto. Ryan Scott, solo percussion; Xin Wang, soprano; New Music Concerts Ensemble. commissioned by Toronto New Music Concerts; Robert Aitken, music director.

Capriole – for horn and piano. October 3, 2011. Janine Gaboury (associate professor of horn, Michigan State University; principal horn, Lansing Symphony Orchestra), Michigan State University College of Music.

Heart to Heart – for two pianos. World premiere: October 17th, 7:30 pm, 2011. Piano Duo 2X10: Midori Koga and Lydia Wong. University of Toronto Faculty Artists Series: Walter Hall, University of Toronto.

Cothurnus – trio for flute, cello, and piano. October 27, 2011; 1:30 pm, Walter Hall, Univeristy of Toronto. The Women's Music Club of Toronto. Robert Aitken, flute; Simon Fryer, cello; Walter Delahunt, piano.

City Night – version for SSA women chorus. World premiere: Sunday, Nov. 6th, 3:30pm, 2011. Blessed Sacrement, 25 Cheritan Ave, Toronto. Victoria Scholar's concert "Songs of Rememberence and Peace". Windago Women's Chorus, Elaine Choi, conductor.

Ice Path – Nov. 9th and 10th, 2011. Toronto Symhony 90th Season's Masterworks. Peter Oundjian, conductor. Roy Thompson Hall. Toronto. (program includes pianist Lang Lang plays Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 on the 9th, No. 3 on the 10th, and Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony). Three additional 55' educational concerts including 5' excerpt from Ice Path for 7000 school students on Nov. 14, and 15, conducted by Peter Oundjian, and Lang Lang, Royal Thompson Hall, Toronto.

Ming – for solo percussion. Nov. 13th, 2011. Soloist Shih-San Wu (director of Taiwan's Ju Percussion Group). New Taipei City Hall, Taiwan.

City Night – mezzo soprano Erica Iris Hung (winner of 2011 Eckhardt-Gramatte Competition) Eckhardt-Gramatte touring performances:
November 14, 2011 - St. Peter's United Church, Sudbury, Ontario. A collaboration of Laurentian University’s Student General Association with 5-Penny New Music Concerts and the Departement of Music of Laurentian University
November 18, 2011 - Brandon University at the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon, Manitoba.

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2012

Red Snow – world premiere, January 14-28, 2012. Theatre Passe Muraille 16 Ryerson Ave., Toronto. A play by Diana Tso inspired by the forgotten holocaust of WWII; music by Alice Ho; directed by Beatriz Pizano. www.redsnowcollective.ca.

Breath of Fire – new work for Joaquin Valdepeñas (clarinet), Joseph Petric (accordion), and David Hetherington (cello). Premiere: Jan. 29, 2012, Glenn Gould Studio. Commissioned by Duo Contempera (Joseph Petric and David Hetherington) for Amici Chamber Music Concerts, in collaboration with fashion designer Rosemarie Umetsu.

Aeon – new work for Claudia Chan (winner of 2010 Eckhardt-Gramatte National Piano Competition), solo piano. World premiere. Wuppertal, Germany. January, 2012.

5 Pieces for Flute and Cello – 5-Penny Concert Series. Feb. 4, 2012. Sat. 8 pm, St. Peter’s United Church, Sudbury. Myriam Valley, flute; Alexendra Lee, cello.

Breath of Demon – music (electronic tape) for dance. Emily Cheung, choreographer. CanAsia Dance Festival, Feb. 9 - 11, 8 pm, Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street, Toronto. Link: http://youtu.be/0-8hXCS8wiQ

City Night – Marta Herman, mezzo soprano; Maika'i Nash, piano. "Adventures:Toronto" concert. Feb. 25, 2012. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave., Toronto.

Sì Yì - The four Arts – world premiere (commissioned by Ottawa Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra): triple concerto for violinist Lynn Kuo, pianist Marianna Humetska, Yangqin player Anna Guo, and Ottawa Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Conductor, Kevin Mallon. St. Andrew’s Church, 82 Kent St. Ottawa. 8:00 p.m., March 2, 2012. Link: http://thirteenstrings.ca/concert-tickets/tickets/les-amis-friday-march-2-2012/

Capriccio Ballo – double concerto for violin and piano and strings. Lynn Kuo, violin; Marianna Humetska, piano; Ottawa Thirteen Strings with conductor Kevin Melon. Same concert on March 2, 2012.

City Night – Caroline Holden, soprano. Glebe St. James United Church, 650 Lyon St. South on March 4th at 3:30; and in Montreal on April 24th, at 7:30 at St. Columba by the Lake.

Coeur à CoeurSan Agustin Duo: Emma Banfield, violin; Diana Dumlavwalla, piano. 12:15 pm; March 15, 2012. Metropolitan United Church - “Noon at Met”
56 Queen Street East, Toronto.

Éxtasis – for violin and piano, world premiere. Véronique Mathieu, violin; Stephanie Chua, piano. Music TORONTO, March 22, 8 pm. Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East, Toronto.

Aeon – Claudia Chan, solo piano. Canadian premiere. March 25, 3 pm, 2012. Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave., Toronto.

City Night – Marta Herman, mezzo soprano; Timonthy Cheung, piano. NOCTURNES IN THE CITY: "Prague Nights". Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 5 pm
St. Wenceslaus Church, 496 GLADSTONE AVE, Toronto.

City Night – Charlene Pauls, soprano; Carolyn Shiau, piano. Excerpta Musicorum - A Vocal Concert . March 25, 2012, 7 pm. Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto.

Music and Dance presentation – for Canadian Music Centre's Music 101 project. 7 pm; April, 30, 2012. Beeton Auditorium,  Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street, near Lawrence). Joint presentation with choreographer Emily Cheung (artistic director of Little Pear Garden Collectives). Video clips of Breath of Demon and live performance of a new solo dance piece; Brigitte Tsang, dancer. Link: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM106153&R=106153

Poetry of the Green Snake – for piano, electronics tape, and dance. Commissioned by Little Pear Garden Collectives. World premiere: Alice Ho, piano; choreographer, Emily Cheung. Hosted by Asian Heritage Festival: May 9, Music Room, Hart House, University of Toronto; May 10, 2012. North York Central Library, Toronto.

City Night – Charlene Pauls, soprano; Helen Becqué, piano. DMA recital on May 15, 7:30 at Walter Hall, University of Toronto.

Jubilation of Spring – Dnudas Valley Orchestra end-of-season concert "The Jubilation of Spring". June 3rd, 2012 . St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas, Ontario.

Dark Waters – August 11, 2012. Finnish Lapland Chamber Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor. Lapland, Finland.
http://fi.gbtimes.com/kulttuuri/musiikki/alice-ping-yee-ho-loytaa-saveltamisellaan-kauneutta-ja-rauhaa

Drunken Beauty – Asian premiere, Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra October 22, Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall. Broadcast: RTHK Radio 4(FM 97.6-98.9MHz):, Dec.7, 2012(Friday) at  8pm; Dec.12, 2012(wed)at 2pm.

Red Snow – music for play “Red Snow”. November 27th and 28th, 2012,  Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival 2012. Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, 288 AnFu Road, Shanghai, China.

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2013

Fair Maiden From A Distant Land – for string quartet and dancer. Members of Via Salzburg Strings with dancer/choreographer Emily Cheung. Feb. 22, 2013. Rosedale United Church. 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto

Garage – Rea Beamount, solo piano. "Playing On the Edge- A Century of Canadian Muisc". March 10, 2 pm. Glenn Gould Studio. http://www.roythomsonhall.com/eventdetail/1400

Buddha's Song – new work for Chinese instrumental ensemble: dizi, zhongruan, percussion, erhu, pipa and guzheng. World premiere by Jiangsu Performing Art Group National Orchestra at the 2013 Suzhou Buddhism concert; 苏州西园菩提书院, April 5, 2013.

Lesson of Da Ji – a new opera commissioned by Toronto's Masque Theatre through Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. Librettist: Marjorie Chan. Larry Beckwith: artistic director. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto. May 10th (Friday), May 11th (Saturday) at 8:00 p.m. May 12th Sunday Matinee at 3:00 p.m. http://www.torontomasquetheatre.com/node/54

Qim – new work for solo harpsichord. Vivienne Spiteri, harpsichord. Premiere: May 16, 2013. Sala Isouard of the Teatru Manoel in Valletta, Malta Island.

Red Snow Medley – new work for violin and piano. James Kruspe, violin. Alice Ho, piano. Music for Red Snow Benefit Concert. May 30, 8 pm. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St., Toronto.

Quiet Love and Moon Aria – two excerpts from opera Lesson of Da Ji arranged for soprano, guitar, and keyboard. Asian Heritage Month Gala Concert . Vania Chan, soprano; Chan Ka Nin, acoustic guitar; Alice Ho, keyboard. 7 pm, May 31st, 2013. Bata Shoes Museum.

Aeon – for solo piano. Claudia Chan, pianist. "OVER OPEN SEAS: The 21st Century Virtuoso". 5:30 pm, September 13, 2013. Canadian Music Centre. 20 St. Joseph St., Toronto

City Night – for soprano. flute, and harp. Musikon Concerts of New Canadian Music “Entangled Particles: Four Contemporary Chinese Artists”. Janice Jackson, soprano; Jack Chen, flute; Ellen Gibling, harp. Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, September 15, 2013.

Four Seasons Ballade's "Spring" and "Summer" – for tenor and piano. Derek Kwan, tenor; Shih-Yu Chuang, piano. World premiere, Oct. 3rd, 2013. National Hsin-Chu University of Education, Department of Music Concert Hall, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan.

Solus – solo piano work commissioned by pianist Yoko Hirota, world premiere October 25, 2013. Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal.

Drunkard's Rhapsody "酒鬼醉逍遙" – commissioned by Toronto's Dim Sum Ensemble 點心絲竹樂團 for for yangqin, 1 percussionist, 2 erhus, zhonghu, and cello. "Xpressions Concert", Oct. 27, Sunday 4 pm, 2013, Array Music Studio, Toronto.

New work – for string orchestra. Commissioned by Canadian Music Centre' s New Music for Young Musicians. University of Toronto School String Orchestra. Premiere at CMC's PING event in October 29, 2013. University of Toronto School, 371 Bloor St. West, Toronto.

Angst – for unaccompanied solo female voice. Janice Jackson, soloist. IAMA (International Artist Manager’s Association) Conference: "Spotlight on Canadian Composers". 1:30 pm, November 8, 2013. Maison Symphonique, Montreal.

Suite for Violin and Piano, Coeur à Coeur – for violin and piano, San Augustin Duo: pianist Diana Dumlavwalla and violinist Emma Banfield. Nov. 22, 12:30 pm, von Kuster Hall, Music Building, Western University.

City Night – for mezzo soprano and piano. Melody Sze (Mezzo-soprano); Christina Kwok (Piano). 2013 Chinese Composers' Festival. 8 pm, December 4, 2013. Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre, Hong Kong.

Four Seasons Ballade's "Autumn" and "Winter" – for erhu and piano. Nicole Li, erhu; Corey Hamm, piano. World premiere, 8pm, Dec 6th, Roy Barnett Recital Hall, UBC, Vancouver.

Moon's Lament – for voice and Chinese harp, world premiere. Chinese harp 箜篌specialist Lulu 魯璐, and Kungu Dan Dong Fei 昆曲旦角董飞; "魯璐演奏音樂會". Two concerts:  Dec. 19, 2013, Beijing Normal University Art Building Concert Hall.  Dec. 20, 2013, China Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Beijing.

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2014

Solus – for piano. Yoko Hirota, pianist. Von Kuster Hall, University of Western Ontario. January 10, 2104.

Heart to Heart – Piano Duo Yamamoto, grand prize winner of 2013 Dranoff Intermational 2 Pianos Competiton; New World Center, Miami, Florida. Jan. 22, 2014

Chain of Being – for flute, one piano four hands. Composition especially arranged for flutist Susan Hoeppner, Piano Duo 2x10 Lydia Wong and Midori Koga for the CD (Centrediscs) launch "Glistening Pianos", a disc devoted to music for two pianos by Alice Ho. 5 - 7 pm, Feb. 8, 2014, Canadian Music Centre. Link for CD info and sale: http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/81878

Three Songs from the Tang Dynasty – for soprano and piano, world premiere. Meave Palmer, soprano; Helen Becqué, piano; April 11th at 5:15 pm, Father Madden Hall (Carr Hall U of T). 

Venom of Love– new work for live music and dance commissioned by Toronto's Little Pears Garden; choreographer Emily Cheung; mixed media artist Aries Cheung. Musicians: Vania Chan, coloratura soprano; Alejandro Cespedes, percussion. Premiere performances: Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto Harbourfront Centre, May 15, 16, 17, 2014.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etTwvUTzJWE

links: http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/79911 or http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/little-pear-garden-collective/

Drun Moon– premiere version for clarinet, violin, cello, erhu, guzheng, and piano. Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra's "What's Next: Festival of New Music - From the Eastern Gate: New works inspired by Chinese Heritage" Saturday, May 17th, 2014, at 7:30pm. Centenary United Church (24 Main St. W.)

Baile de Máscaras – new work for cellist Rachel Mercer and the Canadian Guitar Quartet. Ottawa Chamber Music Festival: "Sacred Spaces II". 11:00 – 12:30 August 3, 2014. Beechwood, the National Cemetery of Canada. 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa ON K1M 1K5

Heart to Heart – Piano Duo Yamamoto, Latin America tour, Bogota, Colombia. September 3, 2014. Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Sala de Conciertos, Bogota, Colombia http://www.banrepcultural.org/bogot/evento/d-o-yamamoto-d-o-de-pianos-jap-n

Chain of Being – for flute and two pianos. Dace Bickovska, flute; Antra & Normunds Viksnes, piano duo. Latvia premiere. “VIA  EX IDEA”. Latvian Academy of Music. Sept. 4, 2014.

Caprice – for unaccompanied solo violin, Heather Kao, soloist. Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 Recital Series Recital 1, September 21, 2015. Cook Hall, Memorial University. 8 pm, Sept. 21, 2014.

Autumn – for flute, soprano, mezzo soprano, two percussion, viola. Continuum's full film and live music presentation "Souvenir", Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto. October 19 and 20, 2014. Shannon Mercer,soprano; Krisztina Szabo mezzo soprano; conductor, Greg Oh with Continuum New Music Ensemble. Gary Popovich, film maker.

Coeur à Coeur – world premiere version for flute and piano. Susan Hoeppner, flute; Lydia Wong, piano. Oct. 13 to Oct. 28, University of Toronto Faculty of Muisc China Tour.

Chain of Being – for violin, cello, and piano. Trio Lajoie: violinist Ariane Lajoie, cellist Julie Hereish and pianist Akiko Tominaga. Oct. 17 to Oct. 26 Debut Atlantic 2014-15 concert series. Link:http://www.debutatlantic.ca/artist/trio-lajoie

Solus – for piano. Yoko Hirota, pianist. LUMINA Concert Series. Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, October 21, 2014.

Tale of M'Whell – new work commissioned by New Works Calgary for Ensemble Resonance through a grant from Canada Council for the Arts. Colleen Athparia, piano; Stan Climie, bass clarinet; Steve Luniarz, violin; Michelle Todd, soprano; original lyrics by Marjorie Chan. Ontario/world premieres: Oct 28, 29, 30, 2014 at NUMUS concert series (Kitchener Waterloo), Canadian Muisc Centre, and Toronto Arts and Letters Club.

Ocean Child – winning composition of PEI Symphony Composers Competition for soprano and orchestra. World premiere: Nov. 23, 2014. PEI Symphony; Mark Shapiro, conductor. Charlottetown Confederation of the Arts Centre. "Celebrate Canada Event" for the 150 Years Anniversary of Charlottetown Conference.

Nirvana Sketches " 涅槃素描"– for solo male or female voice and orchestra. World premiere, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, National Concert Hall (Taipei)臺北國家音樂廳 ; 7:30 pm, Dec. 16, 2014.

 

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2015

Coeur à Coeur – for flute and piano. Susan Hoeppner, flute; Lydia Wong, piano.  UT Music Faculty Monday Night Series at Walter Hall on Jan. 19, 7 pm, 2015. Additional performance by the duo on Jan 26 in Italy. http://www.music.utoronto.ca/events/calendar/mec150119.htm.

Hakka Tea Bliss – for solo English Horn and orchestra. Winning composition of the U of T Friendship Orchestral Composition Competition. Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra,conductor Edwin Outwater. World premiere on Feb 6 and Feb 7, 7:30 pm, Conrad Centre. Part of the 2015 University of Toronto New Music Festival. 

Glistening Pianos – Trivella Piano Duo, The Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation's
2014-2015 Season, "New World Classics". Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 6 p.m. New World Center
500 17th Street, Miami, Florida. http://dranoff2piano.org/events.html

Cothurnus – trio for flute, cello, piano. Regina Symphony 2015 concert series "Little Symphony for Winds". Feb 21 and 22, 2015

Heart to Heart – for one piano four hands. World premiere. Duo Piano 2X10 Midori Koga and Lydia Wong. 2015 JUNO Awards Classical Nominees’ Showcase in Hamilton, ON, on March 14th at the Rock on Locke as part of JUNOFest with support from CBC Music.

Angst – for solo voice. Janice Jackson, soprano.Voice++ Festival, Victoria, B.C. March 21, 2015

Cool Academia – new band piece commissioned by University of Ottawa for Colonel By Secondary School concert band. Spring Concert premiere April 30, 2015. Colonel By Secondary School, Ottawa

Mira – for solo violin and string orchestra. Sinfonia Toronto, Nurhan Arman, conductor. Xiaohan Guo, solo violin. May 2, 2015, North York Performing Arts Centre.

Deep Cave Oriental Beasts – A 35’ stereophonic tape piece based on succession of “variations of water-dripping” in a mystical deep cave. Premiere: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra's Invisible Orchestra event at Doors Open Hamilton, part of What Next Festival, in collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre. May 2, 2015. Old cotton factory at 270 Sherman Avenue, Hamilton.

Lesson of Da Ji – concert performance of 2013 Dora winning opera (based on historical story of famous Chinese concubine Da Ji). A fund Raising event for the recording of the opera. May 31, 8 pm. Music Gallery, more details at CMC event page: https://www.musiccentre.ca/node/131351

Jubilation of Spring – Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Wanda Lillian Kaluzny, conductor. Bourgie Concert Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 12 pm.  June 2, 2015. Link: https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/whats-on/event/lorchestre-de-chambre-de-montreal-marimba-2/

Cothurnus for flute, cello, and piano. Michelle Cheramy, flute; Nathan Cook, cello; Phil Roberts, piano. "The Voice of Now: Contemporary Chamber Music for Flute, Cello, Piano". 11:30 am , Father Madden Hall, Carr Hall, St. Michael's College (U of T), 100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, June 20, 2015.

Venom of Love tape music for dance. "Dance To Show" showcase performance by Little Pear Garden, Collective, Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto Harbourfront Centre, September 29, 4:30.

Cothurnus for flute, cello, and piano. Michelle Cheramy, flute; Nathan Cook, cello; Phil Roberts, piano. Nov, 7, 2015. Cook Hall, Memorial University, St. John's NFL. video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85VRBC8VH4E

Spring - for mezzo soprano and piano, Peter Hinton's project in development "The End" first presentation. Nov. 11, 8 pm; Tarragon Theatre, Toronto. Charlotte Moore, voice; Laura Burton, piano.

The Lesson of Da Ji CD launch - hosted by Canadian Music Centre to celebrate Centrediscs release of Alice Ho's opera "The Lesson of Da Ji" on disc. Nov. 19, 2015, 5:30. 20 St. Joseph Street, Canadian Music Centre, Toronto. CD info- https://www.musiccentre.ca/node/136770

Strange Luminescence for solo piano and large chamber ensemble. Commissioned by New Music Ensemble of the Glenn Gould Music School. World premiere. Claudia Chan, soloist. Brian Current, conductor. December 8th, 2015. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Performing Arts Centre, Toronto.

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2016

Seiren – for flute, cello, and piano. Lindsey Goodman, flute;  Hannah Pressley , cello; Joe Dangerfield, piano. Tour performances: University of Florida on January 30 at 7:30 PM; Southeastern Louisiana University on February 1 at 7:30 PM; Florida Flute Association Festival either January 29 or 31st.

City Night – for mezzo soprano and piano. Jennifer Beattie. mezzo soprano; Adam Marks, piano. February 26th, 2016. The Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami.

City Night – for soprano and piano. Rebecca Waxman, soprano. Charmaine Fopoussi. piano. Western University, graduate recital.

Three Songs from the Tang Dynasty – for soprano and piano. Meave Palmer, soprano; David Eliakis, piano. Canadian Art Song Project's Canadian Art Song Showcase presented by the Canadian Music Centre. 5:30 pm, March 18, 2016. Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street

Heart to Heart – for two pianos 4 hands. Danielle Guina and Kate Gray, Piano Ensemble Final Concert at Brandon University, Brandon MB. April 5, 2016. 

Jubilation of Spring – Okanagan Synphony Orchestra, "Master Works V: The Four Seasons": April 8th (Kelowna), 9th(Penticton), and 10th (Vernon), 2016. Link: https://okanagansymphony.com/1516-season/concerts/

Evolving Elements – for solo marimba and strings. Michael Murphy, solo marimba. April 22, 2016. Walter Hall, University of Toronto.

Dark Waters – for woodwind quintet and strings. Vancouver Orchestra, Gordon Gerrard conductor. Sunday, Apr 24, 2016, 7:30pm Annex

Tale of M'Whell – Colleen Athparia, piano; Stan Climie, bass clarinet; Steve Luniarz, violin; Michelle Todd, soprano. May 3, 2016. New Works Calagary Concert Series, Calgary premiere.

Three Songs from the Tang Dynasty – for soprano and piano. Meave Palmer, soprano; David Eliakis, piano. Noon free concert, May 5, 2016. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Performing Arts Centre, Toronto.

Dark Waters – new version for chamber orchestra with electronic tape intro. World premiere, SONOS Chamber Orchestra: Nature as an inspiration for Music. Erik E. Ochsner, conductor. Merkin Concert Hall, New York, May 24, 2016.

Coeur à CoeurDuo Concertante: Nancy Dahn, violin; Timonthy Steeves, piano. St. John's Day Concert. June 24, 2016. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (The Kirk), St. John's. Presented by The Tuckamore Festival.

Three Songs for Regent Park Music School Song Book Project – world premiere: "Lost Then Found", Katie Stillwell, voice; Doris Du, piano. "Detester, Aimer", Fatou Mukuna, voice; Justin Vuong, piano. July 22, 2016, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, Toronto.

Kami – solo marimba with Taiko drums ensemble. Beverley Johnston (solo marimba) and TorQ Percussion Quartet. Sunday, 2 pm, August 7, 2016. Stratford Central Secondary School.

Angst - for solo female voice. Janice Jackson, soprano. September 22 - 24, 2016. Lumiere 2016, Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Radiantia – concerto for solo percussion and orchestra. Beverley Johnston, soloist. Claudio Vena, conductor. Symphony On the Bay Orchestra. 3 pm, Oct. 20, 2016. Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Capriccio Ballo – concerto for violin and piano and strings. Xiaohan Guo, violinist. Zhengyu Chen, pianist. Maciej Żolotowski, conductor. Sinfonia Toronto, Thursday, November 10, 2016 CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto.

Angst - for solo female voice. Janice Jackson, soprano. November 22, 2016. University Recital Hall, University of Lethbridge noon concert, Nova Scotia.

Moon's Lament – for voice and Chinese harp, world premiere. Chinese harp 箜篌specialist Lulu 魯璐, and Kungu Dan Dong Fei 昆曲旦角董飞; 魯璐箜篌作品專場音樂會, 2016年11月23日,香港大會堂劇院. Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, 8 pm November 23, 2016.

 

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2017

Tale of M'Whell – Ensemble Resonance: Colleen Athparia, piano; Stan Climie, bass clarinet; Steve Luniarz, violin; Michelle Todd, soprano; "Sonic Images of Canada", January 26, 2017, 8 pm. Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, USA.

Dark Waters – for woodwind quintet and strings. Regina Symphony Chamber Players. "Voices of Canada", January 28 and 29, 2017. Government House, Regina.

Achavi – for accordio, harp, and vibraphone. Joseph Marcerollo, accordion; Erica Goodman, harp; Beverley Johnston, vibraphone. Faculty noon concert, Feb. 16, 2017, Walter Hall.

Coquette – for saxophone quartet. World premiere, "2017 Somewhere There Festival". 2 pm, February 26, 2017. Tiki Room, Tranzac Club, Toronto.

Quest – for string orchestra. Moordale Youth Orchestra, Larry Beckwith, conductor. Feb. 26, 3 pm, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Toronto.

Spring Moon – music and sound design for a play by Diana Tso, directed by Karthy Chin; produced by Mixed Company Theatre. Citadel theatre on Parliament and Dundas st. Performances April 19 ,20 21, 22,  7:30 pm ; April 21,22, 23 afternoon shows at 2pm.

Evolving Elements – solo marimba and string quartet. Eriko Daimo (solo marimba) and Delgani String Quartet. April 30 at 3 pm, 2017, Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, Salem. May 16 at 7:30 pm, 2017, Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, OR, USA. www.delgani.org

Caprice – Gloria Yip, solo violin. Mazzoleni Hall, Royal Conversatory of Music, Toronto. 6 pm, May, 2nd, 2017.

Moon Aria – Vania Chan, soprano; Wen Zhao, pipa. St. Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe St, Toronto. "Singing Our History: A Canadian 150 Celebration" concert. May, 13, 7:30 pm.

The Madness of Queen Charlotte – world premiere: for soprano, flute, viola, cello, and piano. Commissioned by Talisker Players through Ontario Arts Council, original lyrics by Phoebe Tsang. 8:00pm, May 16, 2017. Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, Toronto.

The Depth of This Quiet – world premiere: 45' cantata for SATB chorus, flute/alto flute/piccolo, violin, viola, cello, guzheng, and pipa. Text based on collections of poetry by Nova Scotia writer Carole Glasser Langille, original Chinese poems by Alice Ho, and excerpts of ancient Chinese poetry by Li Bai. Commissioned by Cantori New York through the support of Toronto Arts Council. May 20 and 21, 2017; Church of St. Luke in the Fields, New York City. http://www.cantorinewyork.com

Evolving Elements – solo marimba and string quartet. Beverley Johnston, solo marimba. 7:30 pm,  June 13 at the Corkin Gallery (Distillery District), Toronto.  LARK Ensemble concert series.

Your Daughter Fanny – world premiere: 45' music drama for voice, violin, and piano. Commissioned by soprano Caroline Schiller and Duo Concertante (Nancy Dahn, violin; Timonthy Steeves, piano) through WW 100 Living Memorial Commemoration Fund from Memorial University of Newfoundland.; libretto by NFL award winning writer Lisa Moore, based on war letters written by the Victorian Aid Detachment nurse Frances Cluett to her mother during World War I. Tuckamore Music Festival, Aug. 15, 8 pm, Cook Hall, MUN School of Music, St. Johns, NFL.

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2018

The Monkiest King – world premiere: 60' to 70' opera commissioned by the Canadian Children Opera Company for their 50th Anniversary. Librettist: Marjorie Chan. May 25-27, 2018. Lyric Theatre
Toronto Centre for the Arts. https://www.canadianchildrensopera.com/content/2017-18-season.html

Your Daughter Fanny – 45' music music for soprano Caroline Schiller and Duo Concertante. Ontario premiere performances at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and Destival of the Sound in Parry Sound. August, 2018.

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