Upcoming Events @ C4E: Info & Registration

  • Wed, Aug 4, 2021
    Ethics of Songs
    Andrew Balfour on "I Pity the Country" by Willie Dunn (The Ethics of Songs)

    Join us for the return of The Ethics of Songs, the Centre for Ethics YouTube series that explores the ethical dimensions of songs familiar and new! (The full schedule is available here.)

    Of Cree descent, Andrew Balfour has written a body of more than 30 choral, instrumental and orchestral works, including Take the Indian, Empire Étrange: The Death of Louis Riel, Migiis: A Whiteshell Soundscape, Bawajigaywin, Gregorioʼs Nightmare, Wa Wa Tey Wak (Northern Lights), Fantasia on a Poem by Rumi, Missa Brevis and Medieval Inuit. He has been commissioned by the Winnipeg, Regina and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, Ensemble Caprice, the Winnipeg Singers, the Kingston Chamber Choir, Tafelmusik, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Luminous Voices and Camerata Nova, among many others. His works have been performed and/or broadcast locally, nationally and internationally.

    Andrew is also the founder and Artistic Director of the innovative, 14-member vocal group Camerata Nova. Founded in 1996, Winnipeg-based Camerata Nova presents an annual concert series as well as special performances. With CamerataNova, Andrew specializes in creating “concept concerts” (Wa Wa Tey Wak (Northern Lights), Medieval Inuit, Chant!, Tricksters and Troubadours ) exploring a theme through an eclectic array of music, including new works, arrangements and innovative inter-genre and interdisciplinary collaborations. Andrew is passionate about music education and outreach, particularly in schools located in low-income areas of Winnipeg and northern communities. Since 2008 he has worked on behalf of organizations such as the National Arts Centre, Camerata Nova, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and various Manitoba school divisions, offering young students empowering sessions in the joy and freedom of self-expression through music.
    Andrew was Curator and Composer-in-Residence of the WSOʼs Indigenous Festivals in 2009 and 2010 and in 2007 received the Mayor of Winnipegʼs Making a Mark Award, sponsored by the Winnipeg Arts Council to recognize the most promising midcareer artist in the City. In 2017, Andrew was awarded the Canadian Senate artistic achievement medal.

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    This is an online event, available on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Aug 18, 2021
    Ethics of Songs
    Laura Risk on Ginger Smock (The Ethics of Songs)

    Join us for the return of The Ethics of Songs, the Centre for Ethics YouTube series that explores the ethical dimensions of songs familiar and new! (The full schedule is available here.)

    Laura Risk is an Assistant Professor of Music and Culture in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a graduate cross-appointment at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. Her research examines the formation of musical genres and the mechanics of innovation within aural musical communities, with a focus on traditional music from Quebec. She has published articles in Ethnomusicology, MUSICultures, and Critical Studies in Improvisation, and her co-production of the CD “Douglastown: Music and Song from the Gaspé Coast” received the 2014 Mnémo Prize for documentation of Quebec’s intangible heritage. Dr. Risk is co-editor of the recent triple special issue on “Improvisation, Musical Communities, and the COVID-19 Pandemic” for the journal Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation.

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    This is an online event, available on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Sep 1, 2021
    Ethics of Songs
    Chris White on "Circle of Song" by Tony Turner (The Ethics of Songs)

    Join us for the return of The Ethics of Songs, the Centre for Ethics YouTube series that explores the ethical dimensions of songs familiar and new! (The full schedule is available here.)

    Based in Ottawa, Chris White is a festival and event producer, radio and video host, singer-songwriter, teacher and community organizer who loves connecting people with one another through music. After working as a high school teacher and software designer, he co-founded the Ottawa Folk Festival in 1993 and served as Artistic Director for 16 years, creating an environment of celebration, collaboration, inclusion and participation. Chris produces and hosts ‘Canadian Spaces’ – Canada’s longest-running folk music radio program – on CKCU FM in Ottawa. He also provides support to ‘Welcome To My World, a weekly radio show that aims to “change the conversation about disability”. As well, he produces and hosts ‘Canadian Faces’, a live video variety show that showcases musicians and other artists from across Canada.

    An accomplished songwriter, Chris led the Writer’s Bloc songwriting collective for many years, organizing events such as the Great Canadian Song-Along, an annual songwriting challenge. He also produced Gil’s Hootenanny, a May Day sing-along event featuring songs of hope and protest. He has released three albums of original songs, and also collaborated with several other musicians to record an album that explores their Afro-Métis (Black/White/Indigenous) ancestry. As a community choir leader, Chris has directed singing groups for children, newcomers, seniors, church congregations and people with dementia. Chris has presented numerous festivals, concerts and community events through his company, Folkzone, and has served on the board of several national folk music organizations. He is currently writing a memoir about his experiences in the world of music.

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    This is an online event, available on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Ethics of Songs
    James Rolfe on "We Will Rock You" by Queen (The Ethics of Songs)

    Join us for the return of The Ethics of Songs, the Centre for Ethics YouTube series that explores the ethical dimensions of songs familiar and new! (The full schedule is available here.)

    Toronto composer James Rolfe has been commissioned and performed
    by soloists, ensembles, orchestras, choirs, theatres, and opera companies in
    Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Among his awards
    are a Guggenheim Fellowship, the K. M. Hunter Music Award, the Johanna Metcalf
    Performing Arts Prize, and the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music. His operas
    have been performed in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver, Banff, Edmonton, and New York;
    his most recent opera The Overcoat was premiered by Tapestry Opera with Canadian
    Stage and Vancouver Opera, and was nominated for 10 Dora Awards. Two solo CDs
    (raW, 2011, and Breathe, 2018, JUNO Award nomination) are available on Centrediscs.

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    This is an online event, available on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Sep 29, 2021
    Ethics of Songs
    Joshua Pilzer on "Changbu taryeong" (The Ethics of Songs)

    Join us for the return of The Ethics of Songs, the Centre for Ethics YouTube series that explores the ethical dimensions of songs familiar and new! (The full schedule is available here.)

    Joshua Pilzer
    Faculty of Music

    University of Toronto

    ► please register here

    This is an online event, available on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

  • Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    Ethics of Songs
    Juliet Palmer on "Down in the River" (The Ethics of Songs)

    Join us for the return of The Ethics of Songs, the Centre for Ethics YouTube series that explores the ethical dimensions of songs familiar and new! (The full schedule is available here.)

    Juliet Palmer‘s music has come to life under a highway off-ramp, in a swimming pool, in the plastic flotsam of a remote beach and in concert halls across North America, Europe and Oceania. Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand, Juliet makes her home in Toronto where she is artistic director of Urbanvessel, a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration.

    Juliet was composer-in-residence at the New Zealand School of Music and Orchestra Wellington (2011/12), and an OAC Artist-in-Residence at Sunnybrook Research Institute (2018). She is the winner of the Detroit Symphony’s Elaine 2018 Lebenbom Award, a Chalmers Arts Fellow (2018-19), and finalist for the Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize (2019). Juliet holds a PhD in composition from Princeton University and an M.Mus in performance, composition and time-based art from Auckland University.

    ► please register here

    This is an online event, available on the Centre for Ethics YouTube Channel. Channel subscribers will receive a notification at the start. (For other events in the series, and to subscribe, visit YouTube.com/c/CentreforEthics.)

    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
    200 Larkin

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