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Riho Maimets's new piece in Canada

Riho Maimets's new work Beatitude for solo violin and ensemble will be premiered in Canada by the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal and violinist Véronique Mathieu in the concert tour from 2 to 13 November 2012 in Canada. The conductor is Véronique Lacroix.

The concert program includes four new works by Canadian young composers, who a year ago were chosen within the project Generation 2012 to compose new pieces for Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal.

Program| New works

Gabriel Dharmoo
– Ninaivanjali
Marielle Groven – Animaris Currens Ventosa
Riho Esko Maimets – Beatitude
Annesley Black – Jenny’s last rock

Audiences in each concert hall will be asked to vote for their favourite piece. The winning composer will be awarded the Generation 2012 Audience Choice Award: a $1500 prize plus a commission from Paramirabo Ensemble.

The Generation project has devoted itself to presenting Canadian works to the public in an inviting and stimulating manner to encourage a better understanding of the creative process. First called Workshops and Concerts from 1993 to 1999 then renamed in 2000 for its first canadian tour, Generation has featured, over the years, dozens of the young generation’s most talented composers such as the now well established personalities Ana Sokolovic, Jean-François Laporte, Nicole Lizée, Louis Dufort, Nicolas Gilbert, André Ristic, Gordon Fitzell, Paul Frehner and Pierre Klanac.

Tour dates

November 2, 7:30 pm
BANFF Rolston Recital Hall The Banff Centre

November 3, 8:00 pm
CALGARY Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Calgary

November 5, 7:30 pm
VANCOUVER Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University

November 7, 8:00 pm
WINNIPEG Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall,University of Winnipeg

November 9, 7:30 pm
MONTRÉAL Salle de concert du Conservatoire
(In cooperation with Conservatoire de musique de Montréal=

November 11, 8:00 pm
TORONTO The Music Gallery, Church of, Saint George the Martyr

November 12, 8:00 pm
LONDON Von Kuster Hall, Western University

November 13, 8:00 pm
OTTAWA National Arts Centre, Fourth Stage |