When: June 23, 2011 @ 2 – 4pm
Where: CMC BC Region, 837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: FREE for all to attend!

The first score reading club session of the summer is here and is FREE to attend. We begin the season with some surprises and a percussion and piano work that will tantalize the ears!  Join presenters Brian Nesselroad, Rodney Sharman, and Marci Rabe and discover gems you may not know, hear something new and engage in dialogue about the works.  Collectively we look at scores, listen to the music and discuss the works.  There’s something for everyone!

Brian Nesselroad will present a piece by New York based Australian composer Andrew Byrne. Rodney Sharman will present a work of David Lang’s. Marci Rabe is going to present a piece by Denmark based composer Rudiger Meyer.

Brian Nesselroad – White Bone Country (2006)
Rodney Sharman – the Little Match Girl Passion
Marci Rabe – tpk darlings (pecha kucha for trio trafique)

A little bit about the presenters

Percussionist Brian Nesselroad plays regularly with many ensembles in and around Vancouver, from avante garde ensembles and organizations like Turning Point, the NuBC Collective, RedShift and Vancouver New Music, to orchestral playing in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Island Symphony and the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, for which Brian is principal timpanist, to playing drum kit in the Southern rock (“Y’allternative”) band Rollaway. Contemporary chamber music is also a passion, with recent career highlights including a performance by Duo Schfifty-Five, Brian’s collaboration with pianist Andrea Lodge, at the 2008 Sound Symposium in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and the 2009 release of the debut recording by his percussion quartet Fringe Percussion, which earned rave reviews and a 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards nomination for Classical Recording of the Year. Brian is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in percussion performance at the University of British Columbia. He and his wife Jennifer celebrated the birth of their first child, Abigail Marie, in November 2010.

Rodney Sharman is a composer living in Vancouver, Canada and works in genres ranging from solo, chamber, orchestral, and choral music as well as working on collaborative projects involving dance, among others.  His work has been performed in more than thirty countries and featured at new music festivals around the world.  Some of these include the Bourges Festival (France), Ars Musica (Belgium), International Gaudeamus Music Week and Holland Festival (Netherlands), Wien Modern (Austria), Nyyd Festival (Estonia), the Huddersfield Festivals (UK), ISCM World Music Days (Canada, Mexico, Germany), and the Bang On A Can (USA).  He was the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Composer-in-Residence from 1997 to 2000 and served on the Canadian League of Composers council from 1988 to 1999.

Marci Rabe is a composer whose work enjoys performances by some of Canada’s most revered performers and organizations including Vancouver New Music, Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal, Continuum Contemporary Music, Aventa, NUMUS, and Redshift.  In 2005, Marci was awarded a short-term residency with CONTACT Contemporary Music with assistance from the SOCAN Foundation.  This honour included a full concert of her work being presented.  Her work is beginning to gain international recognition with recent performance in the United States, Denmark, and Japan.  Additionally, Mark McGregor, flute and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano, have each recently recorded her compositions on the CD’s Different Stones and Cosmophony, respectively.

June 23, 2011
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

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